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The Bruce Lee Code coverThomas Lee, The Bruce Lee Code: How The Dragon Mastered Business, Confidence & Success, Career Press — Michael Pye, Associate Publisher

Click to view Thomas Lee video trailer about the bookCongratulations to Thomas Lee, a longtime business journalist who has written extensively about innovation and entrepreneurship. He won the Gerald M Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in 2013 and now writes for He is the lead curator for the We Are Bruce Lee exhibit at the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum in San Francisco. The Bruce Lee Code focuses on the business strategies prevalent in Lee's life and teachings that helped unlock his full potential. The book draws upon Bruce Lee's extensive writings and business documents as well as interviews with those who knew him personally.

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  Client Spotlight

Chris Formant, Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn

Saving Washington coverHearty congratulations to a wonderful writer and researcher, Chris Formant, on the publication of Saving Washington — the lost story of "America's 400 Spartans" an army of unexpected heroes and civilians who changed the course of history and galvanized the American nation on the eve of its birth.

Published by Permuted Press, Post Hill Publishers and by Brilliance, Amazon Audio

"During the years from first concept to completion, my stalwart agent, John Willig of Literary Services Inc., was encouraging and helpful throughout the process. Finding a partner in the publishing business who will work so hard and diligently, both with publishers and the author, is not easy. John has been that partner with unceasing good cheer, optimism and words of support. He is a rare individual."
—From Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners Are Creating a New Space Age by Rod Pyle,

"I probably would not have secured a deal for Rebuilding Empires in such a short period of time without attending the Pitch Slam. Of the eight agents I met, all wanted a full book proposal. Three eventually wanted to represent me. The agent I selected, John Willig, not only won me a contract with Palgrave Macmillan, but proved to be an indispensable ally and advisor."
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"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...this is to have succeeded"
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Diarmuid Russel to Eudora Welty from the book Author and Agent, Michael Kreyling, FarrarStrausGiroux

"The death of the book — or, more broadly, the death of print — has been bandied about for well over a decade now. Computers may have taken over every stage of the process — the tools of research, composition and production — but that final mile of the process, where the reader mind melds with the author in an exquisite asynchronous tango will always be sacrosanct say the holdouts."
From Books Aren't Dead, Newsweek, Nov. 2007

"There are two primary influences in a writer's life: those influences that come so early in childhood, they seem to soak into the very marrow of our bones and to condition our interpretation of the universe thereafter; and those that come a little later, when we are old enough to exercise some control of our environment and our response to it, and have begun to be aware not only of the emotional power but the strategies of art."
Joyce Carol Oates, The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art

"But later that night, when we were lying in bed just before sleep, I told Ernest that I wanted a piano of my own. 'I didn't think I'd miss it so much but I do.' 'I know Cat. I'd love for you to have one. Maybe when the advance comes.' 'That's such a fine word, isn't it.' 'Yes, and "royalty" is another one, but don't go spending either just yet.' "
from The Paris Wife, Paula McLain evocative story of ambition and betrayal that beautifully captures the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley...highly recommended!

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Carolyn Reidy,
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