Well known Australian author, Andrew Griffiths, has pulled off an international coup by signing a major publishing contract with one of the worlds biggest publishing groups, Simon & Schuster.
Mr Griffiths already has 7 business building books published with leading Australian publisher Allen & Unwin. These are sold in over 45 countries around the world and he has another two books in the highly successful “101 ways series” due for release next year.
Mr Griffiths explained the deal with Simon & Schuster “I have been wanting to broaden my writing and diversify out of business writing and head more into inspirational and motivational work. I am on a mission to reach as many people around the world as I can. I want to inspire others and show them that where you come from doesn’t matter a bit, but where you are heading does. Executives from Simon & Schuster were at a conference where I was presenting and they were impressed by my upbringing and the fact that I had overcome quite a lot of adversity in my life and achieved a lot. After several months of negotiation with them and several other leading publishers I signed a contract to write my autobiography”.
Simon & Schuster are owned by the US based media company, CBS. They have operations in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA. Their stable of authors is a who’s who in the international literary world – including Stephen King, Kathy Reich and Judi Picoult to mention a few. CBS also produce many hugely successful talk shows in the USA including the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr Phil.
Mr Griffiths explained about the book that he is writing for Simon & Schuster “I am calling it the ME MYTH, based on a philosophy that I have regarding personal growth. I believe that we have become too focused inwards in just about every aspect of our lives. Once we learn to stop focusing inwards and start focusing outwards, we really do grow and contribute as human beings. That to me is the key personal growth. I will be illustrating this with my own life experiences, that have been bizarre in many ways. This is going to be a very motivating and inspiring book – not a misery memoir”.
The ME MYTH will be published in Australia in September 2009. Simon & Schuster will be promoting the title as one of their biggest releases for the year and it is expected to have strong support within the retail book sellers where Andrew is considered one of the most successful and popular authors in Australia.