Dyer Drives Sales for Hay House

Fueled by Wayne Dyer’s appearances on PBS pledge drives since mid-May, Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits is back at #1 on Amazon, and has spent 17 days in the Top 100. Libraries we checked are catching up to heavy reserves, with copies on order. 

 
Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
Wayne W. Dyer
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Hay House – (2009-05-26)
ISBN / EAN: 1401921736 / 9781401921736

However, none of the libraries we checked had copies of Dyer’s related children’s book, now up to #88 on Amazon: No Excuses!: How What You Say Can Get In Your Way, written with Kristina Tracy and illustrated by Stacy Heller Budnick.

No Excuses!: How What You Say Can Get In Your Way
Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy
Retail Price: $14.95
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Hay House – (2009-06-01)
ISBN / EAN: 1401925839 / 9781401925833

Dyer’s publisher, Hay House, is also promoting two related adult books to his readers on Amazon:Virus of the Mind and The Biology of Belief. Both have spent nine days in Amazon’s Top 100, probably helped by the discount Amazon offers for buying the books together with Dyer’s. We’re not sure if this activity will stimulate library demand, but just in case, read on for more info about the books. And please use our comments are to alert us to any related activity you find in your library! 

Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme by Richard Brodie, currently at #21 on Amazon, is a hardcover reissue of the book, which was first published in 1995 by Integral Press. One library has 32 holds on a single copy, but none of the others we checked had it. The book “builds on the work of scientists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett,” according to the publisher, and describes how “mind viruses have already infected governments, educational systems, and inner cities, leading to some of the most pervasive and troublesome problems of society today.” It was featured on Oprah in the late 90’s, after its original publication.

Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme
Richard Brodie
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Hay House – (2009-05-15)
ISBN / EAN: 1401924689 / 9781401924683

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D. is currently # 19 on Amazon. Libraries have up to 39 holds on modest numbers of copies, in several cases the 2005 edition published by Mountain of Love/Elite Books. According to Hay House, the book “shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.”

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Hay House – (2008-09-15)
ISBN / EAN: 1401923119 / 9781401923112

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