Self-Published Book Beats Large Publishers’ books for Prestigious
USA National Best Non-Fiction Book 2008
Lingham Press is proud to announce that Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet, by Norma Lehmeier Hartie, won the coveted USA National Best Non-Fiction Book Award, against titles from publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Tarcher/Penguin, HarperCollins, Hyperion, and St. Martin’s Press. Earlier this year, the book also won the 15th Annual Writer's Digest International Book Awards.
Sales of the book were in the top 1% of all self-published books and the top 10% of all books sold in 2007. Harmonious Environment is consistently a best-seller on Amazon in the health, body and mind category. Part of the reason for strong sales and the book awards is the timeliness of the subject; how to green your home and your body.
Unlike many self-published books, Harmonious Environment is indistinguishable from a book that has been traditionally published, as only professionals worked creating it. “The advantage of self-publishing is that the author has complete control of the process,” says Norma Lehmeier Hartie. “I wanted to choose the look of the cover, for example. I ended up hiring a photographer who worked with the cover designer to create a memorable and beautiful look.”
Harmonious Environment focuses on how to create a beautiful, non-toxic and natural home and workspace; a sanctuary that will support, invigorate and nourish to enable the reader to flourish in all aspects of their lives-while being kind to the environment.
“In reading Harmonious Environment, we can only be inspired to beautify our lives, make the necessary changes that would make us happier, healthier, more at peace—on a personal, group, community or global level … a lovely book to keep and refer to often,” Judge from Writer’s Digest.
Norma Lehmeier Hartie is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence and Parsons School of Design and has been an interior designer for over 20 years. She is the creator of the practice of Harmonious Adjustments™. Ms. Hartie resides an hour from NYC. This is her first book.
Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet by Norma Lehmeier Hartie
ISBN 9780977963300, 300 pages, 8.5 x 8.5 trade paperback, $19.95, 2007
Lingham Press, http://www.linghampress.com
Contact: Norma Lehmeier Hartie at: 914-739-8966 or norma@HarmoniousEnvironment.com
Norma Lehmeier Hartie
Phone : 914-739-8966