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Another Balboa Press Author Gets Hay House Contract

Interest in Bronnie Ware's "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying" Was Closely Observed by Hay House and Prompted an International Publishing Contract (February 26, 2012)

ALEXANDRIA, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/12 -- Balboa Press Australia, a division of Hay House Inc., and leading self-publisher of personal empowerment books, today announced that author Bronnie Ware's powerful memoir, "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying -- A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing," has been acquired for publishing by Hay House, Inc.

Ware, an Australian author, spent a number of years working in palliative care. Her work required she tend to the needs of terminal patients, often in the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. "I found each patient experienced a variety of emotions, as expected. These included: denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed, though -- every one of them," said Ware.

Feeling compelled to document her experiences, she wrote an article about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for, titled "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying." The article received considerable attention, and at the behest of readers, Ware decided to write a personal memoir of the same title. After self-publishing through Balboa Press, Ware's book started to gain popularity, fueled mainly by international interest from media including "The Guardian" and "The Huffington Post." Balboa's publishing partner Hay House, Inc. was very excited.

When Leon Nacson, managing director of Hay House Australia, contacted Bronnie to offer her a publishing contract, she burst into tears of joy. She informed Leon that she had just left the labor ward, where she had given birth to a baby girl. Bronnie had prayed for two things earlier that day: the first asking that the birth go well and that her baby be healthy, and the second that she would be noticed by Hay House and offered a publishing contract. "This is a true example of manifestation, and we are so pleased to welcome Bronnie into the Hay House family," said Leon.


Keith Ogorek, senior vice-president of Author Solutions, Inc., the publishing partner of Balboa Press, said, "Our goal is to open doors and to create opportunities for authors that can lead to success. Bronnie Ware wrote a powerful, compelling book, and we were thrilled to help her accomplish her dream of being published by Hay House."

"The Top Five Regrets of the Dying" is currently available as an e-book and will be available through other outlets in the near future. For more information about self-publishing, visit www.balboapress.com.au.

About Balboa Press Australia
Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc., and the product of a strategic publishing alliance with Author Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of publishing services for the self-help and the mind, body and spirit genres. Through this alliance, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com.au or call 1800 050 315.

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