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Mar 17, 2009 7:59 amI'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Marilyn Jenett
Publishing Deal 2


You may recall that I hinted earlier that I was preparing to post a major announcement – as soon as my feet hit the ground.  Well, I’m still flying, but here it is…

A major (multi book) publishing deal!

And with the top publisher of my dreams!  Somebody pinch me, please.

Before I tell you who the publisher is…it’s the one who published – and promoted (equally important)…
Eckhardt Tolle, The Power of Now, which sold millions of copies and made Tolle a household word (you may recall that Oprah hosted Tolle last year in a 12-week seminar that attracted millions of viewers). 

Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (I don’t have to tell you how many millions of books Chopra has sold)

Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (last year’s film) 

Joseph Campbell, The Collected Works 

And a personal favorite of mine… 

Shakti Guwain, the legendary Creative Visualization, which sold 10 million copies in 30 languages.  (She is also the publisher’s partner).

So, who’s the publisher?

The publisher is the entrepreneur publisher Marc Allen, whose publishing company, New World Library, publishes some of the world’s most elite luminaries like those I mentioned above.  He’s a self-made (and very laid back) millionaire himself and authored his own books – The Millionaire Course, The Greatest Secret of All, and The Type-Z Guide to Success: A Lazy Person's Manifesto to Wealth and Fulfillment.

Marc is so hands on. He spoke with me personally several times, not just with my agent, as the process was evolving - he's the real deal. To me, that's so much more important than dealing with an editor – editors are usually just one of hundreds of employees of a huge publishing house and have to answer to many others. Since Marc is an entrepreneur, author, coach, etc. - he really "gets it.”  And although this had to go through his acquisitions committee and marketing department, he's still the boss.

One of the most significant pieces of this whole situation was a message that Marc left on my voice mail at the beginning – before the offer was made – a message that I will hold in my heart forever (and which I managed to record off my telephone voice mail to save)...

He said that he loved my writing and the work I was doing and that the world was a better place for my being in it.  And then he said that my heart and soul comes through my writings and the warmth and friendliness of my writing style reminds him of Shakti Guwain, the author of Creative Visualization and his founding partner I mentioned above. I had never heard of a publisher speaking personally to a potential client instead of just through their agent - so his personal attention and critique meant more to me than I could ever express. I just broke down and cried for an hour after hearing that message. 

I think at that moment, for the first time, I really began to accept that maybe I really was a writer, that maybe my material was good enough to get published and get my teachings to a wide audience, and that this was my destiny after all. I don’t think I completely accepted it prior to hearing that message. I knew that even if they didn’t publish me – if a publisher of his stature thought that much of my material, then I must be following my destined path in life. 

Significant people who were the reason I got this deal – in order of appearance :-)

Ryze Members

In 2006, I began writing my entrepreneurial memoir in a thread on my Ryze network. As I was writing, my network members were reading, commenting and excitedly encouraging me to keep going. Then thousands of other Ryze members came to read it and encourage me and if it had not been for the members of Ryze who became my audience, I would not have written it. And I would not have attracted the following two people. Ultimately, I dedicated the memoir to those Ryze members.

 But…the memoir is not what the publishing deal is initially based on as you will see below…

Agent Paul

My agent, Paul, has been in my corner and pushing me for two years. Paul appeared “out of the blue” when I began writing my memoir on Ryze. He pushed me to finish it and 8 months later it became a manuscript and he signed me. What is so remarkable about this manifestation is that Paul is not only a literary agent. He’s also an entertainment attorney who deals a lot with that industry and doesn’t waste time. And he doesn’t even believe in Universal laws!

So he was obviously a part of the “synchronicity and guidance”  that my memoir is based on.

My memoir is still free to read on my Ryze network – it’s had over 21,000 views so far.

Feel Free to Prosper: an Entrepreneurial Memoir of Synchronicity and Guidance

Paul sent the memoir to major publishers and although it was well received, they requested a “how to” book to go with it. The reasoning is that once people know what you do – what you’re famous for – then they will want to read your memoir.  Paul told me to get to work on a book proposal for a “how to” book based on Feel Free to Prosper (he didn’t need a proposal for the memoir but other non-fiction books always require a proposal).

For one year I dilly dallied and just could not – or would not - do that proposal. I am an intuitive writer – and my teachings will flow. But a book proposal is a business and marketing plan and I just knew I wouldn’t do it. Paul only deals with major publishers and he wanted a top notch Michael Larsen style proposal – Michael Larsen is the definitive expert on non-fiction book proposals. So this was a major task. And I was not up to that task.

Karen Gordon

Finally, in March 2008, at his insistence, I told Paul that if I could find someone to write the proposal for me, I would get it done. Within 24 hours, again “out of the blue,” came Karen Gordon. Karen is a writer and copy editor (and master Reiki teacher) in Oregon. I don’t believe anyone else in the world could have done what Karen has done with my proposal. It was truly divine guidance and destiny. She did an extraordinary job.  Of course, the results now prove it :-)

It took 10 months. Karen created the entire structure of the proposal, including the overview, platform, research, competitive titles, platform and marketing strategies, etc. She is extraordinarily intuitive and an equally intuitive writer and she was able to tune into my essence perfectly – it was truly a match made in heaven.

Although the book proposal was supposed to be based on the new Feel Free to Prosper book, not the memoir, Karen brilliantly incorporated my memoir as a major component of my overview and platform, so the memoir received “top billing” along with the how-to book.
When she was done with her part, it was time for me to add my voice.

I had gathered a great many of the essays, Ryze posts, newsletters and other material that I had written over the past 5 years. I created 7 sections, each a different topic of prosperity, and the sections included a total of 66 chapters. So the entire proposal was based on material that I have already written. I included 12 sample chapters in the proposal from the various sections.
I then added photos, student testimonials and even the cartoons from my website. The proposal is 117 pages long! One huge publishing house called the proposal “fantastic.”
Paul had given me a deadline of midnight, December 1, to deliver the proposal to him. I emailed the pdf to him at 11pm December 1. 

The rest, shall we say, is history :-)

If you are an author who wants to get your book traditionally published or if you are a first time writer like me who wants to get published, then all I can say is – contact Karen if you want the proposal to get you there.


The book proposal is based on my Feel Free to Prosper book currently titled:


Two Weeks to Unexpected Income (and much more!) with the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available Today 

The seven sections:

Cosmic Relief – An Introduction to Universal Laws and Prosperity Principles
Feel Free to Prosper – Your Finances 
Feel Free to Prosper – Your Business or Career 
Feel Free to Prosper – Your Relationships 
Feel Free to Prosper – Body Prosperity and Health 
Feel Free to Prosper – Your Religion and Spiritual Law 
Feel Free to Prosper Lesson One (plus CD or Download to Mentoring Call)

Based on the word count I gave them, New World has decided that this will be several books – the first book will be on the financial aspect – Feel Free to Prosper for Finances and Business and Career.

Tomorrow in my conference call with my agent Paul, Marc Allen, and his marketing department, we will be discussing the memoir.

Coincidentally, I turned on TV two nights ago and there was a new 2009 PBS special on Power of Now with Eckhardt Tolle speaking clips. Another Universal signpost that I am in good hands  :-)

Thank you for letting me share my important life moment. Remember, it all started here on Ryze and I am profoundly grateful. Ryze members made a writer out of me. All due respect to Facebook and Twitter - there's no place like home!  Where else could I write such a long post?


Marilyn Jenett
Founder, Feel Free to Prosper Program

Private Reply to Marilyn Jenett

Mar 17, 2009 8:04 amre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Marilyn Jenett


One of the important principles of my teachings is that we should "keep the silence" until our manifestations are fully consummated.

I have seen so many people talk about their pending "successes" too early and dissipate the energy that is necessary to fulfill them. I believe that our heartfelt visions must be kept between ourselves and the Universal power that creates them for us. Once our result is consummated, then and only then can we shout it from the rooftop.

Can you imagine how difficult it was for me not to say anything about this to anyone over the past month? But I know how powerful this is.

Climbing down from the roof now...


Private Reply to Marilyn Jenett

Mar 17, 2009 8:48 amre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Amy Flynn
YAY! I'm so glad I am awake to celebrate this with you! I think the rest of the world is asleep! ;-)

Marilyn I am so thrilled! No words can convey the joy in my heart! I knew you had it in you and the world would "get" Marilyn Jenett... if only you knew the next part! lol! Maybe you do!!!

It's so exciting that it's a multi book deal.. part of me wishes they didn't break off Your Finances & Career from the Spiritual Law portion. Though I'm sure you'll handle that connection brilliantly.

I am coming along for the exciting ride... up on the magic carpet to sail high on the magical energy!

Love and Joy!


P.S. You don't need to be pinched. Keep flying.. the air is great in upper reaches

P.P.S Yes, I know I still have the tiny picture! ;-)

Private Reply to Amy Flynn

Mar 17, 2009 9:48 amre: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Marilyn Jenett


One of the greatest blessings to all of this is to have special people like you share the joy. I am very grateful.

But let me clarify something important that you misunderstood...

First of all, the sections you see above are just sections. You don't see the chapters that go with them. The publisher is not cutting off the Spiritual Law portion at all. The first section (Cosmic Relief) has a lot of material and it's ALL about Spiritual Law and it continues throughout EVERY section and chapter. I can do anything I want with the book. And Spiritual Law is the underlying and overlying theme of every section. I would never separate them.

What's confusing you is this section 6:

"Feel Free to Prosper – Your Religion and Spiritual Law"

That is not about Spiritual Law itself. It's about how Christians and those with strong religious affiliations can relate to Feel Free to Prosper and how FFTP is not contradictory to their beliefs and is actually aligned with them. That section addresses the religious audience. But since you don't see the chapter titles, you didn't realize that.

And I DO plan to include that section in the first book on finances, business and career. It's important.

So - Spiritual Law is safe and sound where it belongs. :-)

I was really happy that the publisher wanted the first book just on the financial aspect for these reasons:

1. That's where most of my content is and I can complete the manuscript sooner for a faster release. And it really is the core of my program.

2. Lesson One, which I am including in the book, relates to finances, so the book wouldn't be disjointed.

3. A 2009 release would be very timely because of the economy....it's a perfect time for a book on prospering (financially) to be out there - especially because there are so many having a rough time who need inspiration, hope and guidance. So I can complete the manuscript for that topic much sooner than if I had to take time to develop more content for the other topics.

This publisher is a genius and I trust him completely. I knew he was right when he mentioned to me that health and relationships are different topics. And I have a very large word count already for the financial area.

So, your wish is fulfilled now, Amy :-)


Private Reply to Marilyn Jenett

Mar 17, 2009 9:58 amre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Anne Coyle
Oh Marilyn I'm sooo excited for you that is brilliant and yes as Amy says keep flying.

Love and Blessings

Anne Coyle

Private Reply to Anne Coyle

Mar 17, 2009 10:05 amre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Amy Flynn

All I have to say is :-D !!

Private Reply to Amy Flynn

Mar 17, 2009 12:36 pmre: re: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Shann Vander Leek

You are such an inspiration.

Enjoy the ride ...


Shann Vander Leek, Professional Coach, Yogi &
Best Selling Co-author of Wake Up Women
Visit the link below & discover how you can find the courage to change your life

Private Reply to Shann Vander Leek

Mar 17, 2009 12:59 pmre: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Faye Levow
Congratulations Marilyn!!
I look forward to working with you and sharing many opportunities.

Here's to many more dreams aligned and made real in the physical universe!

Faye Levow

Private Reply to Faye Levow

Mar 17, 2009 1:00 pmre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Darleana McHenry
Marilyn, congratulations!!! It could not have happened to a better person.
peace and blessings

Private Reply to Darleana McHenry

Mar 17, 2009 1:31 pmre: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Paula Quick
Dear Marilyn:

This is so awesome! You are a shining example of how to manifest your desires and dreams.

You deserve this book deal and I am so proud and happy for you. Thanks for all that you do!


Paula Quick, Internationally Recognized Life Coach & Reflexologist
http://www.thecheck-in.com & http://www.thelemonadecoach.com
http://www.pinkpapayaparties.com Distributor ID# 815390

Private Reply to Paula Quick

Mar 17, 2009 1:44 pmre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Sharron Williams
I am so happpppppyyyyyy for you! and I am so Proud that you have accomplished a huge goal in your life. Congratulations, you deserve this!

Private Reply to Sharron Williams

Mar 17, 2009 1:53 pmre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Russ Jackman
Congratulation, Marilyn!

This is not only great news for yourself (and well deserved), but also great news for the millions of people who will be exposed to your teachings.


Private Reply to Russ Jackman

Mar 17, 2009 2:21 pmre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Morgine Jurdan
Dear Marilyn,

I have worked many processes in regards to weight and finances and yet the instructors sometimes seem "far away". I have trouble "relating" to them on an equal level at times. I just do not get that "feeling" I somehow can achieve similar results. I am SO DELIGHTED, GRATEFUL, EXCITED that YOU get to SHARE your story with more people. I am still learning with your process and still reaching. Yet reading your story again only serves to INSPIRE ME and light the fire under me knowing inside, this IS POSSIBLE for me too!! I just have a few more steps to let go and release some obstacle here or there!!

YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION and I CELEBRATE you sharing your story WITH THE UNIVERSE now!! We are ALL SO BLESSED by this AMAZING story of success. And as you have taught me, EACH OF US HERE are a part of that process! Our own DESIRES AND DREAMS were also an important "part" of bringing this all to fruition. So I give myself and each of us reading this a little pat on the back as well. WE ARE GREAT GRAND MAGNIFICENT MANIFESTORS right along with you!!

Endless Love & Hugs of Appreciation, Gratitude and Grace , Morgine
P.S. Here is also a STANDING OVATION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Private Reply to Morgine Jurdan

Mar 17, 2009 2:58 pmre: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Minerva Paniagua
aaaaahhhhh! Im grinning from ear to ear. I'm with Darleane...it couldn't have happened to a better person! You are an inspiration! Enjoy every moment of this ultra gratifying experience! My heart is jumping for joy! Can't wait for tommorrows call! Much Love Minerva Paniagua

Private Reply to Minerva Paniagua

Mar 17, 2009 5:06 pmre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Barb Desmarais

Marilyn, I'm DELIGHTED for you. We all know you walk your talk and a manifestation like this, is a living example of how the Universal Laws work. How wonderful for you that you're now able to share these great works with the world. So many of us here have watched the FFTP program grow from the beginning and have read and heard so many success stories that have come from it. The time is right.




Private Reply to Barb Desmarais

Mar 17, 2009 5:09 pmre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Paula Miles
Congratulations Marilyn.
I knew this would happen.
You deserve this.

and "just think how many more people will Benifit from your teachings"



Private Reply to Paula Miles

Mar 17, 2009 5:11 pmre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Marilyn Jenett

Thank you all soooo much. Your support and well wishes lift me just as much as the happening itself. What good are life's joyful moments if they aren't shared?

In my first post above and in my newsletter announcement that went out, I said "Somebody pinch me, please."

Somehow I just forgot to connect it with St. Patrick's Day.
It must have been intuitive. Anyway, now I'm getting lots of pinches via email. :-)

But the dream's still there. Hey, Russ, did you say "millions?" That's what my agent said. :-) Anything's possible, right?

Okay, I have an update that I didn't post yet because I didn't want to spoil the moment...

Susan is going to be sending out the following update shortly:

Dear Feel Free to Prosper Community Registrants,

It will be necessary for me to cancel the Feel Free to Prosper Community at this time but I think you will forgive me because I have a very good reason :-)

I got a major publishing deal that has just been confirmed and I will be on the publisher's schedule. So I will need to postpone programs until a future date. For me, the Community is not just about my getting on the telephone for two calls a month. I always put a great deal of thought and preparation into anything that I offer. I was already preparing something special for our first call.

But destiny stepped in and "carpe diem" (sieze the day) must apply. I'm sure you will understand.

I appreciate your faith in my teachings and wanting to gather for the Community. I will issue refunds immediately. We'll see what the future brings...


Sorry about this, Minerva.

Private Reply to Marilyn Jenett

Mar 17, 2009 6:06 pmre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Dawna Jones
Way to go Marilyn... what wonderful news. The world is ready for your messages and your insights. thanks for sharing this and for moving yourself out there to help those who are ready!!!

Private Reply to Dawna Jones

Mar 17, 2009 7:42 pmre: re: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Russ Jackman
Millions? Absolutely, at least for the first printing ;)


Private Reply to Russ Jackman

Mar 17, 2009 9:13 pmre: re: re: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Sherry Sword
Good for you, Marilyn! I'm flying, too!! Your success uplifts us all, and your happiness washes over us all. Congratulations!!!

My book is still sitting quietly 'on the shelf' at booklocker.com while my life continues to unfold in wonderful, unexpected ways. Your example reminds me that we don't always know where we're going. Such a short time ago you didn't even think of yourself as a writer!!

I do, but find myself a dresser in the theatre instead! Something I never even imagined. I'm having a ball and at the same time I'm able to assist my husband as he relaunches his band "Flash".

We received wonderful news yesterday, too.....

One of Flash's three albums, "Flash -- In the Can" (1972), has been named by a music critic writing for Gibson Guitars on a list of ten classic progressive rock albums!

Ten Classic Vintaqge ProgRock Albums

And all of their original CDs have just been reissued in Japan for the first time where there is a huge fan base for their kind of music.

But most exciting of all, after a thirty-year hiatus, the boys are just putting the finishing touches on a CD of NEW Flash music! Look for them soon on myspace.com and youtube.com

It's already Spring here in Vegas (and in L.A.). New things are budding everywhere!!! Please keep us posted on all your future 'happenings'.

Hooray for us all as we enjoy our prosperous, abundant lives......

Cheers, love and congratulations,

Private Reply to Sherry Sword

Mar 17, 2009 10:58 pmre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Kathleen Jaap, CPA, MA
Like I said...

"it is done"


The world is a better place with you here!

and I am grateful

Private Reply to Kathleen Jaap, CPA, MA

Mar 18, 2009 12:07 amre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Karen Gordon
What a beautiful coming together of dreamers and dreams! Thank you for the lovely words, Marilyn. It's truly been an honor working with you on this project.

Here's to continuing prosperity and success!


Karen Gordon
Reiki teacher

Private Reply to Karen Gordon

Mar 18, 2009 11:05 amre: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Shivram Ravi
Great News!

You deserved this, as you are in good BOOKS of all of us!


Ravi Shivram

Private Reply to Shivram Ravi

Mar 18, 2009 12:55 pmre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Pam Smith
Congratulations Marilyn!
I am so excited!

Pam - Ohio

Private Reply to Pam Smith

Mar 18, 2009 1:08 pmre: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Teri Kerr
Yes!! Congrats Marilyn....this is so exciting!!
Enjoy this ride!!

Teri Kerr

Private Reply to Teri Kerr

Mar 18, 2009 5:42 pmre: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Alison Wilcox
Marilyn!!! Yay!!!!!!
This is so wonderful and so deserved. I look very forward to reading your books, and I have loved seeing the evolution since the early days. :)
Wonderful proof of your own teachings.

Private Reply to Alison Wilcox

Mar 19, 2009 2:33 amre: re: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Judy Anne P.

I was so thrilled to hear your wonderful news!!!!

Judy Anne

Private Reply to Judy Anne P.

Mar 19, 2009 5:56 amre: re: re: re: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Marilyn Jenett

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Your celebrating with me means more than I can express here.

There is something about the books I didn't mention above: they will include many student stories.

Some of you will be in the books! If you want to, of course.


Private Reply to Marilyn Jenett

Mar 19, 2009 6:37 amre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Julia Stege
Wow Marilyn, you are really walking your talk. We have a syncrhonicity (among apparently many) that you use a similar quote that I use, from Rumi "What you seek is seeking you." is my tagline, and yours is almost the same. I am looking forward to seeing your book when it comes out. Thanks for sharing all the details. It means a lot!
Best wishes,

Private Reply to Julia Stege

Mar 19, 2009 8:30 pmre: re: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Marilyn Jenett



I didn't know that quote was from Rumi - that's interesting. And yes, if you read my memoir, you will see why I believe synchronicity rules :-)

You are obviously a kindred spirit.


Private Reply to Marilyn Jenett

Mar 21, 2009 8:01 pmre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Scott Allen


I did get your note and will reply. Just up to my ears in activity -- all good, just super-super-busy.

Congrats again. I'm so very happy and excited for you.

- Scott -

Private Reply to Scott Allen

Mar 28, 2009 9:23 pm I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Paul Finkelstein

cant wait til you speak on tour in S FL.
We will be right up front!

Private Reply to Paul Finkelstein

Mar 29, 2009 10:25 pmre: I'm Flying! I Got a Major Publishing Deal!#

Kathleen Jaap, CPA, MA
Hi Paul,

You and so many others are looking forward to meeting Marilyn in person.

I will personally be handling her speaking engagements.

I look forward to meeting you and all of Marilyns students from around the world!

And, Thank you Paul, for being such a great contribution to all of us here in the FFTP community. You have brought light and love to all those who read your posts.

Blessings to all!


Private Reply to Kathleen Jaap, CPA, MA

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