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Number of managers: Eight Number of clients: 400 Notable clients: Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Thom Hartmann and the creators of the For Dummies series Amount of unsolicited material selected: About one percent Fiction vs. nonfiction: One percent fiction, 99 percent nonfiction
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