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Baker Publishing Group Signs Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy

Contact: Karen Steele
(616)676-9185 x100
ksteele@bakerpublishinggroup. com

Ada, Mich. (April 1, 2015)—Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has signed a contract with Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy for a Spring 2016 book entitled Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

“When it comes to life, most of us are spectators,” say Hyatt and Harkavy. “It never occurs to us to plan our lives. As a result, we drift along, often to destinations we never would have consciously chosen. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can live on purpose, determining in advance the outcomes we want to experience.” In Living Forward, Hyatt and Harkavy provide a proven, life-tested, step-by-step guide to achieving a better life—a life filled with purpose and passion. 

“We’re excited to publish this helpful and important book,” states Chad Allen, editorial director for Baker Books. “Michael and Daniel have decades of experience coaching in the areas of personal and professional development, and I’m eager to place this expertise in long form. This book will be a gift to anyone wishing to live more intentionally.” 

Michael Hyatt is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest faith-based publisher in the world and now part of HarperCollins. He began his career at Word Publishing and has worked in nearly every facet of book publishing over the past thirty-five years. Hyatt is a New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has been named as a top leadership, management, and marketing expert by ForbesEntrepreneur, and Inc. magazines. His blog at is ranked by Google in the top one-half percent of all blogs, with 500,000 visitors a month. 

Daniel Harkavy has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of success, performance, profitability, and fulfillment for more than twenty-five years. In 1996, he founded Building Champions, where he serves as CEO and executive coach. He and his team have worked with thousands of clients and organizations implementing the plan in Living Forward

Baker Books publishes books that are relevant, intelligent and engaging. Our titles cover topics such as personal development, encouragement, spirituality, and relationships.