Follow-up to self-help best-seller 'The Secret' due out in August

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A new self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, author of the 2006 international best-seller The Secret, is due out internationally on August 17, announced Simon & Schuster division Atria Books on July 13. The Power will pick up where The Secret left off, giving readers further insights into ways to imrpove their lives.

Released in 2006, The Secret focuses on the law of attraction - what Byrne calls "the most powerful law in the universe - and claims that positive thinking serves as a magnet for wealth, health, and happiness. The book became an international best-seller, with a reported 19 million copies in print and translations in 46 languages, and continued to hold spots on best-seller lists through 2009.

In The Power, according to the announcement, Byrne will reveal "the single greatest force in our universe," claiming that "perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled with happiness, and the money you need to be, do, and have everything you want, all come from The Power."

The Power will be out internationally in English as an illustrated hardcover on August 17. Translated editions will follow, including a Spanish edition due out by year's end.