ECPA's Rush To PressRegal Publishing’s Bestseller Be a Better Dad Today reaches 100,000 in print

May 5, 2014 Ventura, CA– International bestseller Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs(Regal 2012) by the Honorable Gregory W. Slayton reached an exciting milestone of 100,000 copies in print this month. In the spring of 2012, Be a Better Dad Today topped the US charts as the No. 1 bestseller on the Top 20 General best-seller list from ECPA and reached the No. 1 spot again in the US in the summer of 2012.  The book has also done well internationally as it has been published in India, Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Czech Republic and other countries. The book has done especially well in Taiwan, where it is published by Commonwealth Press, one of Taiwan’s most respected publishers. It is also expecting a blockbuster launch in China next month under the banner of one of China’s largest publishers, CITIC Press.

“We are thrilled to be the publisher for Be a Better Dad Today” said Stan Jantz, President of Regal Books.  “Gregory’s passion for dads and the encouragement he offers in this remarkable book are the biggest factors in the book’s success.”

Slayton’s purpose in writing Be a Better Dad Today was to provide a guidebook to help fathers establish deeper, more meaningful relationships with their families. A businessman, diplomat, philanthropist, professor and father of four, Slayton says, First and foremost I’d like thank our Heavenly Father for anything this little book has accomplished. Our hope was not for sales or bestsellers or anything like that. Our prayer has always been that this book – and others like it – will help turn the hearts of dads everywhere back to their children and the hearts of children back to their dads (and moms). I would like to thank all my friends at Regal and all our great partners around the world who helped make this possible. I especially want to thank my great wife and our wonderful kids for putting up with me for 25 years. As our little guy says when I make a mistake (which is all too frequent still) “Dad, don’t you want to Be a Better Dad Today?”

For more information on the book please visit www.beabetterdadtoday. com. The Slayton’s are donating all worldwide royalties from the book to charity. is running a special sale on Be a Better Dad Today in honor of this milestone. Please visit for details.

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About the Author: The Honorable GREGORY W. SLAYTONis an American author, businessman, diplomat, philanthropist and professor, but, more importantly, a father of four great kids. Born in Ohio, he grew up without a real father and was quasi-adopted by a Chinese/ American family. He has studied fathers and fatherhood on five continents. Gregory now resides in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife of 23 years and their four children. He is the managing director of Slayton Capital, teaches on occasion at Dartmouth, Harvard and Stanford, and is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University and UIBE Business School in Beijing, China.   Please see for more information on the author.

High Profile Endorsements for Be a Better Dad Today 

Having been raised by a man who exemplified what it means to be a great father, I am blessed to have learned from one of the greatest. In Be a Better Dad Today! Gregory explains how to navigate the most important job in the world. This book is a great resource for today’s dads or those who plan to be a dad in the future.  Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida

I’ve personally known Gregory and his family for years, and I know he exemplifies the title of his book Be a Better Dad Today! each and every day of his life. There are certain lessons in life that can best be taught by fathers. My hope is that this book will help every single man who picks it up to be the best father, the best husband, and the best man he can be.  John McCain, United States Senator

Gregory Slayton writes eloquently about the God-given nobility of fatherhood, an institution of grand personal, familial and societal importance, but also a journey that many men embark on without fully knowing the true path or destination. Slayton deepens our understanding of what being a father means and offers guidance on how fathers can realize their full potential. The Honorable Joe Lieberman

Be a Better Dad Today! is perhaps the most practical and down-to-earth manual you will find on how to be an effective father. You will not be able to read it without being both spiritually convicted and personally equipped.  Rev. Tim Keller, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

There is no more important job in the world for men than being a good father for our kids. I love being a dad—and I always have. That’s why I appreciate the honesty, the humor and the many helpful ideas that my friend Gregory Slayton has packed into Be a Better Dad Today. Being a better dad today—and every day of our lives—is one of the most important things we can do for our family, our community and our nation. Congressman G.K. Butterfield

I have known Gregory for 30 years, and he is passionate, practical and visionary. His terrific book is all three of those things and more. As a father of five, I highly recommend Be a Better Dad Today to all dads – and dads to be – of any age. Hans Helmerich, CEO, Helmerich and Payne (Fortune 500)

All dads need help to be the best fathers they can be. The health of our families, our culture and our civilization literally depend on it. My friend Gregory Slayton has written a great book that will help every man who reads it be the best dad he can be. Be a Better Dad Today! is a truly enjoyable, deeply practical and immensely helpful book for men everywhere. As a father, a pastor and a man who wants to be the best I can be, I highly recommend it.  Rev. Samuel Rodriguez President Hispanic Evangelical Assoc.

In challenging and encouraging us to be the best men we can be, my friend Gregory Slayton does us a true service. For it is in service to our families, to our friends and to our communities that we grow to be stronger and more mature men. “Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs” is an excellent book for every man who wants to be a better husband, a better father and a better man.”   Robert J. Kurtz, C.R., Bishop of the Diocese of Bermuda

From one who had an absent father, Gregory speaks with passionate truth and practical realities about how each one of us can be a better dad. Be a Better Dad Today! engages us as men with wisdom, joy and honest understanding of the challenges we face. Gregory reminds us that we are literally irreplaceable in our roles as husband and father—and that these are the most important jobs we will ever have. The Ten Tools of Fatherhood will be helpful to each and every man who puts them to work. Dr. Patrick P. Gelsinger, President and CEO, VMware