When author and therapist James Redfield self-published his first novel in 1993, the immediate ground swell of enthusiasm from booksellers and readers made The Celestine Prophecy (Satori) one of the most successful self-published books of all time.
Since 1994, when Warner Books published The Celestine Prophecy in hard cover, this adventure parable about a spiritual journey to Peru has become one of modern publishing's greatest success stories. According to PUBLISHING TRENDS, The Celestine Prophecy was the #1 international bestseller of 1996 (#2 in 1995). In 1995 and 1996, it was the #1 American book in the world. This phenomenal novel spent over 3 years on the New York Times bestseller list and also appeared on bestseller lists around the world.
The Celestine Prophecy was joined in 1996 by an eagerly awaited sequel, The Tenth Insight: Holding The Vision (Warner Books), which also became an instant bestseller. The two books spent a combined 74 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, making James Redfield the bestselling hardcover author in the world in 1996. More recently, James has been deeply involved in saving America’s last wilderness areas. He has lobbied officially and met socially with Senators and Representatives to promote the Act to Save America’s Forests, legislation written by the Washington-based environmental group – Save America’s Forests. James and his wife, Salle, both natives of Alabama, reside in Florida with their cat, Meredith.