Full English Manuscripts now available: A WONDERFUL LIFE and THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT

Full English Manuscripts now available!

We now have full English manuscripts available for two excellent non-fiction titles: A Wonderful Life by Frank Martela and The Women I Think About at Night by Mia Kankimäki.


A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Frank Martela

What is the meaning of life? Why doesn’t happiness work as a life goal?
Don’t worry, globetrotting researcher Frank Martela has got you covered on these questions.

“Harper Design is pleased to be publishing this very special book. Its offer of hope and how to achieve a life that is truly worth living is the right message for the right time.“
– Marta Schooler, Publisher, Harper Design

”What is the meaning of life? Of course, it is audacious for a young philosopher to shed light on such a big and complicated philosophical question. But Frank Martela is brave enough to do just that in his new book. I’m proud to be his Dutch publisher.”
– Laurens Ubbink, Publisher non-fiction, Ambo Anthos

Would you like to know what the meaning of your life is? In this secular era when old truths have lost their grip, more and more of us are yearning to know how our brief lives on earth could be made truly worth living. Yet a satisfactory answer has been hidden in philosophical papers and scattered psychological research. Frank Martela, a researcher from the happiest country in the world Finland offers an answer.

Request full English manuscript for A Wonderful Life!


THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT
by Mia Kankimäki

Mia Kankimäki’s narrative non-fiction about the female explorers and artists who have gotten lost in the history has been sold to 12 foreign territories.

”Kankimäki is a modern day Indiana Jones. Instead of a whip she strikes with her pen!”
– Luettua elämää blog 

”I think this is exactly what we need; an author like Mia Kankimäki who travels and explores and writes about brave and inspiring women in history. About women we can consult when we lack belief in ourselves and when we need guidance, when we don’t know whom to ask, when we find that our own parents, sisters or best friends cannot inspire us to raise our head and look further. Beautifully written and clever.”
– Gunhild Gursli-Berg, Owner/Publisher, Gursli Berg, Norway

Click here to request the full English manuscript.

A Wonderful Life

Rights sold:
FINLAND:
Gummerus
ESTONIA:
Rahva Raamat
KOREA:
Across Publishing
NETHERLANDS:
Ambo Anthos
RUSSIA:
Eksmo/Bombora
UNITED STATES (WE):
HarperCollins

The Women I Think About at Night:

Rights sold:
FINLAND:
Otava (orig.)
CHINA:
Winshare Publishing
CZECH REPUBLIC:
Albatros Media/Motto
DENMARK:
Bilgrav Publishing
ESTONIA:
Varrak
GERMANY:
btb Verlag/RandomHouse
LATVIA:
Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA:
Gelmes Publishing
NETHERLANDS:
Uitgeverij Orlando
NORWAY:
Gursli Berg Forlag
RUSSIA:
Eksmo Publishing
SLOVENIA:
Didakta
UNITED STATES:
Simon & Schuster
(North American rights)

Frank Martela


Frank Martela, PhD., is essentially the only contemporary academic researcher who has published several articles on the topic of the meaning of life with a unique perspective on the science of happiness. He has collaborated with key experts of the topic and presented his research in numerous academic conferences as well as invited lectures at universities such as Stanford University, University of Edinburgh, and Simon Fraser University. He is a popular lecturer and author of three well-received and bestselling non-fiction books. Currently a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University, Finland, he has been a visiting scholar at University of Rochester, NY. and Australian Catholic University.

Mia Kankimäki


Mia Kankimäki has worked as an editor and copywriter. Her first book, Things That Make One’s Heart Beat Faster, a book that took her to Kyoto in search of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese noblewoman and writer who lived a thousand years ago. The book received, among others, the 2015 HelMet Award annually given by Helsinki libraries to ‘a future classic’.

Author photo by Otava Publishing