Thomas J. Cummings Hits Amazon Best-Seller Lists with “The Soul of Success”

Thomas J. Cummings recently hit ten Amazon Best-Seller lists in the United States and Canada with “The Soul of Success”.

Durham, NC – September 18, 2015 – Thomas J. Cummings recently joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with Best-Selling Author® Jack Canfield, originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, to co-write the book , The Soul of Success, Vol.1: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Core Strategies for Getting to the Heart of Health, Wealth and Success. The book was released on September 10th 2015 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher.

On the day of release, The Soul of Success reached best-seller status in six US Amazon categories - reaching as high as #1 in: “Direct Marketing” and “Marketing in Small Businesses” categories.  The book also reached  #9 in “Marketing,” #15 in “Marketing and Sales,”#20 in “ Entrepreneurship,” and #22 “Small Business and Entrepreneurship” categories. The Soul of Success became an international best-seller, reaching as high as #1 in “Direct Marketing” on Amazon in Canada. Additionally, The Soul of Success reached #8 in “Marketing,” #10 in “Marketing and Sales,” #12 in “Small Business and Entrepreneurship,” and #55 in “Business Management” in the international categories. Thomas J. Cummings contributed a chapter titled “How to Thrive in Medical School and Academia.”

Thomas J. Cummings received his M.D. degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, New Jersey, and then completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology and a fellowship in Neuropathology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.  Cummings is currently on faculty at Duke University Medical Center where he is tenured Professor of Pathology and Professor in Ophthalmology. He has lectured on Ophthalmic and Neurological Pathology around the world on six continents. He’s written and co-authored more than one-hundred medical manuscripts and book chapters, won multiple teaching awards, and is sole author of the textbook Ophthalmic Pathology: A Concise Guide, published by Springer Medical Publishing Company. 

CelebrityPress™ describes the book: 

Success is a concept universally embraced but individually defined. Our definition of success truly depends on our individual goals. For example, your goal might be monetary, a physical accomplishment or a moral achievement. To flesh out this topic, we are adding a few comments made by famous and successful people in diverse fields - similar and familiar concepts to those put forward by the Premier Experts® in this book.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. ~ Booker T. Washington

You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ~ Napoleon Hill

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. ~ Vince Lombardi

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~ Thomas Jefferson

In our New Economy, the acquisition of success has been reformatted somewhat by business and industry even though its principles remain the same. The Electronic Revolution has changed the economic landscape as much as the Industrial Revolution. We now live more and more in "real time" and expect others to do the same. This era of instant communication has changed the ways in which we communicate and expect responses. 

To succeed today, it is useful, perhaps essential, to have a mentor. Errors will be made, but to minimize them will speed up your journey. The Premier Experts® in this book will help you along the way. They have been there and know the road. Who would be better to guide you? They will illuminate your path to The Soul of Success...

After such a successful release, Thomas J. Cummings will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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A portion of the royalties earned from The Soul of Success will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.

More About Thomas J. Cummings:

The Shoulder-Ride Gift is Cummings’ first work of fiction. Its premise is that shoulder-rides are uplifting — literally — for children and adults. The goal of the story is to inspire others to get involved and connect with a child through the gift of a shoulder-ride — either their own child, or, by volunteering at orphanages, hospitals, or any other place where there is a child in need.  Shoulder-rides are free, and no special equipment or set-up is necessary, somewhat analogous to why football (soccer) is the sport of the world. Even if only for a few minutes, a simple shoulder-ride could be the highlight of a child’s day, especially a child who is disadvantaged, ill, bullied, or lonely. A shoulder-ride can also be the highlight of the day for the adult offering it; indeed, they are some of my treasured memories. Our motto is: Shoulder-Ride Gifts: Give One, Receive One. 

The Shoulder-Ride Gift is coming soon to wherever books are sold, with the goal of transforming this basic, simple concept into a thriving global reality. The Shoulder-Ride Gift: Give Leprosy a Lift; and, a children’s book version of The Shoulder-Ride Gift, are Cummings’ current works in progress. Proceeds from these books will be dedicated to helping others locally and globally with physical disabilities, mental disabilities, cancer, leprosy, tropical diseases, other illnesses, and social disadvantages.

If you want to learn more, please visit  Thomas J. Cummings is managed by Peter Miller, the “Literary Lion”, at Global Lion Intellectual Property Management, Inc. ( 

About Celebrity Press™: 

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1700 best-selling authors to date. 

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