Bostrom's "In the Black" Hits Japanese Best Seller Lists

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (May 10, 2007) — In the Black: Nine Principles to Make Your Business More Profitable, written by Allen Bostrom, CPA and president of Universal Accounting®, ranked as the #1 best selling book on Japan (, in both Japanese and foreign books listings. In the Black was also listed as a best seller in two Japanese bookstores: Yurindo (#1, January 31, 2007) and Maruzen (#3, February 4, 2007).

Japanese publisher, ASA Publishing Company, released In the Black in January 2007 under the direction of Motoyoshi Hirose. A series of business profitability seminars have been presented throughout Japan in support of the book. More information about In the Black in Japan can be found by visiting

In the Black: Nine Principles to Make Your Business More Profitable is a business management book published by Universal Accounting® providing tips on increasing communication between the three primary functions of a business: marketing, production and accounting. The book focuses on the role of accounting, sharing how well managed accounting systems can inform management on decisions that will improve and grow a business. More information about In the Black can be found at

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