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Emily Ley’s “A Simplified Life: Tactical
Tools for Intentional Living” surpasses 100,000 units in just four months

Its message:  Downsize and streamline to focus on what really matters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2018) – Today, Thomas Nelson announced that A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living, by Emily Ley, has surpassed more than 100,000 units sold.

A Simplified Life is Ley’s second book with Thomas Nelson Gift, following the 2016 release of Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy. Together, Ley’s titles have sold more than 250,000 units, solidifying her place as one of Thomas Nelson’s breakout authors.

“Emily’s practical message of how to simplify the things that overwhelm us and make time for the things we love—who couldn’t use help finding that balance?” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher for Gift Books, Tommy Nelson Children’s Books, and New Media at Thomas Nelson. “To see A Simplified Life  surpass 100,000 units in sales in such a short period of time is truly remarkable, and affirms that women are passionately and actively seeking this content.”

Emily has provided not only examples stemming from her personal experience, but also expert advice, given her role as founder and creative director of her business, Simplified®.

A Simplified Life contains 10 chapters on organizing finances, style, schedules, motherhood and beyond. Ley offers tangible and attainable ways to achieve a fulfilling and simplified life by removing life’s endless clutter—physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

More information about Emily can be found at

About the Author: Emily Ley is Founder and Creative Director of Simplified® by Emily Ley. She is also the creator of the bestselling Simplified Planner-a daily agenda for what matters most. Raised in Pensacola, Florida, Emily graduated from the University of West Florida with degrees in English, creative writing, and public administration and then went on to become the executive director of the city ballet. From there, she worked in nonprofit management and public relations before launching her brand in 2008. Following the success found at its online home,, the Emily Ley brand quickly grew to be carried in over 500 retail outlets across the United States and around the world. Emily has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best New Product-Desktop (for the 2015 Simplified Planner®) at the National Stationery Show as well as Top 10 Designers to Watch in 2015 by Stationery Trends Magazine. Now as a businesswoman, wife, and mama to three, Emily enjoys Friday pizza parties on the living room floor, strong cappuccinos with her college-crush-turned-husband, and making memories to savor for a lifetime with her twins and preschooler.

About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit

Contact: Stefanie Schroeder, Publicity Manager, 615.902.1722