RMC Publications Signs Agreement with Best-Selling Author Jerry Manas

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Author of Napoleon on Project Management working with Rita Mulcahy's publishing company to produce new management-based title.

RMC Publications, the publishing arm of RMC Project Management (http://www.rmcproject.com) has recently announced the signing of best-selling project management author Jerry Manas to an authorship agreement. The agreement covers Manas' highly-anticipated second book tentatively titled Managing the Gray Areas, scheduled for release in late 2007. It is expected that the book will appeal to a wide audience and touch on many topics, including principles, ethics, decision-making, incentives, staffing, critical thinking, communication, and more.

Manas, a highly visible contributor to the project management profession, is a certified project manager who regularly provides leadership and project management training to Fortune 500 companies across the globe. He recently helped lead over 400 volunteers in the creation of the Project Management Institute's new global standards for Program and Portfolio Management, and also contributed to the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3). As one of the most popular and creative authors and speakers in the project management space, Manas' first book, Napoleon on Project Management (Nelson Business, April of 2006), was a huge success within project management and general management circles.

The signing of Manas by RMC Publications (http://www.rmcpublications.com) signals a significant shift in strategy as it relates to publishing business-related titles, which Manas embraces wholeheartedly. "I couldn't be more excited to work with Rita Mulcahy and her publishing company, RMC Publications, particularly because of their comprehensive business model," noted Manas. "Whereas in most publishing companies the book release is the end game, at RMC Publications the book itself is merely a starting point for what could be an entire suite of related products and training services."

Eric Rudolf, Director of Marketing, expanded on Manas' point. "At RMC Publications, we've made the decision to take a different approach to publishing. Instead of churning through multiple books until one happens to catch on, we're focusing on finding a smaller number of special books, then developing an entire series of products and classes from those central ideas." Rudolf also mentioned that RMC Publications is in discussions with a number of other industry experts and published authors, and hopes to make at least one more major signing by the end of the year. "Although RMC Publications is already one of the largest publishers of project management titles in the world, we are aggressively expanding our stable of best-selling authors, and it all starts with Jerry," said Rudolf.

Already nearing the completion of the first three chapters, Manas is pleased with his writing experience thus far. "The amount of resources RMC Publications can put behind a book effort is extremely helpful," stated Manas. At any time I can pick up the phone and speak with content editors, copy editors, marketing people, or even members of the RMC Management Team. It makes it much easier for an author to be able to focus on the writing process knowing there's a good support system in place. As any author knows, to write a book truly takes a village."

Authors and experts interested in making a submission to RMC Publications are encouraged to contact Eric Rudolf directly, using the contact information attached to this release.

About RMC Project Management:
Founded by Rita Mulcahy in 1991, RMC Project Management is the worldwide innovator in project management training and professional development. Over the last 15 years, tens of thousands of project managers in over 40 countries have utilized one of RMC's professional development resources, classes or e-Learning courses to expand their project management knowledge and further their careers. Today, RMC offers a wide range of innovative classes and products for beginning project managers, advanced PMs, and project managers seeking an internationally-recognized certification.

RMC Public Relations Contact:
Eric Rudolf
Director of Marketing
(952) 846-4484 x420


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