Korean rights sold to The Meaning of Your Life Explained by Frank Martela

We are delighted to announce that after a 12-way-auction the Korean rights to The Meaning of you Life Explained by Frank Martela have been bought by Across Publishing Company. The deal was brokered by Danny Hong on behalf of Elina Ahlback Literary Agency. Rights have been sold also to Harper Collins in the US, to Ambo Anthos in the Netherlands, and to Eksmo/Bombora in Russia

The Koreans saw the huge potential this book has, and couldn’t let it go!

“Despite the short proposal, it was good enough to persuade me to take. The stories that are well mixed with various categories such as literature, philosophy, and human science would easily appeal to our readers. I would call it, one of greatest hybrid contents!”
– Mr. Hyeongbo Kim, CEO of Across

Across is a rising star in Korea’s publishing market. They publish about 20 non-fiction titles a year, and their list includes hits like The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky and The Lonely City by Olivia Laing.

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, researcher from the happiest country in the world Finland offers an answer.

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Rights sold: 
Across Publishing
Ambo Anthos
Harper Design/HarperCollins

About author

Frank Martela

Professor Frank Martela, PhD, is a philosopher and researcher of psychology specializing in the question of meaning in life. His articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind, Harvard Business Review, Salon, CNBC and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. His research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals such as Nature Human Behaviour, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Personality, Metaphilosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Academy of Management Review. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, including invited lectures in universities on five continents, including Stanford University and Harvard University. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Vice News, Fox News, and Monocle Observer among others. He is Assistant Professor at Aalto University in Finland.

Outside of work, Frank is a father to three lovely children, an amateur-level soccer player, with an occasional skiing trip in the winters. He is made in Green Bay, so Packers holds a special place in his heart.


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