New sales for The Women I Think About at Night, Max Seeck’s The Mephisto Touch and The Little Book of Bad Moods

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share these news: Mia Kankimäki’s The Women I Think About at Night has been sold to Czech Republic where Motto/Albatros Media will publish it. This marks the 5th foreign sales for Mia’s amazing narrative nonfiction.

”The Women I Think About At Night is quite exceptional book. I was immediately excited by the connection of a very personal story about finding own way of life with the life stories of such inspirational women as Karen Blixen. Their voices in Kankimäki´s writing come to life and speak to us again in natural and really inspiring way.”
– Diana Stelova, literary editor, Albatros Media

The book has also been success in Finland with 14,000 books printed since its publication in September. Last week The Women I Think About at Night was given the Lauri Jäntti Award 2019 which is given to remarkable nonfiction books of the previous year.

“The Women I think about at night is both fiction and nonfiction. Crossing the distance between those two is a journey that calls for good preparation and great cautions. Kankimäki does it victoriously.”
– Lauri Jäntti Award Jury

“Max Seeck writes the best Finnish thrillers right now”, said Suomen Kuvalehti magazine, and they couldn’t be more right!

The Second part of Daniel Kuisma trilogy, The Mephisto Touch, has been sold to Estonia, where Pegasus continues publishing Max Seeck.

“At first I was doubtful: the Civil war in Balkans, retired intelligence officer, missing Finnish Embassy employee and a beautiful blond woman… But suddenly you find yourself in the middle of action, enjoying the vivid descriptions and breathing with the characters! Wonderfully woven plot, intriguing protagonists and a cliffhanger ending makes you want more.”
– Finnish-Estonian translator Triin Aimla-Laid

The Little Book of Bad Moods is now being published in 31 territories, as Vivat Publishing in Ukraine joins the Bad Moods family.

This adult activity book doesn’t need much introduction. Let’s just say it is the only mindfulness you will ever need! Be your best worst self!

Also, stay tuned… There will be big bad mood news coming soon!

Rights sold:
The Women I Think About at Night
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
Albatrosmedia / Motto
Uitgeverij Orlando
Eksmo Publishing
Simon & Schuster (North American)


Daniel Kuisma Trilogy
FINLAND, Tammi (orig.)
ESTONIA, Pegasus
GERMANY, Blanvalet
ICELAND, Forlagid
ITALY, Newton Compton


The Little Book of Bad Moods

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
Globo Livros
Citic Press
Stilus knjiga
Eesti Raamat
Le Livre de Poche
Droemer Knaur
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
DeA Planeta Libri
President Sha
Baltos Lankos
A.W. Bruna
Vigmostad & Bjorke
Zysk i S-ka
Bombora (Eksmo)
Plaza & Janés/PRH
HarperCollins Nordic
China Times
TURKEY: Pegasus
UKRAINE: Vivat Publishing
Gallery Books/S&S

About author

Lotta Sonninen

Lotta Sonninen works as an executive editor of nonfiction. She has also taught creative writing and translated many books into Finnish. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. She secretly thinks that bad moods are good for you.

About author

Max Seeck, New York Times Best Selling Author

Max Seeck - New York Times Bestselling Author of THE WITCH HUNTER.

Winner of the prestigious Glass Key Award 2023 for his novel THE LAST GRUDGE.

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers,” announced Iltalehti newspaper, when Max’s debut novel was published in 2016. Four books later, Max Seeck’s novels have been sold to more than 40 countries, including US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries and as far as Korea!

His debut trilogy following protagonist Daniel Kuisma sold over 40,000 copies in Finland. His Jessica Niemi series landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list! 2024 will see the release of his independent novel MILO, which is already creating buzz internationally with several rights pre-empts ahead of the Finnish publication!

Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing, and has lately been able to dedicate his time to his lifelong love of writing. His interests include well-conducted research, reading Nordic Noir and listening to movie soundtracks as he writes.

About author

Mia Kankimäki

Mia Kankimäki is the author of two best-selling books which blend travelogue, memoir, biography, and women’s history. After taking a master’s degree in comparative literature at the University of Helsinki and working diligently in Finnish publishing, in 2010 she left her job and traveled to Japan to write her first book. Her books have received several literary awards, for example the Best Travel Book of the Year 2013, the HelMet Award 2015, and Otava Book Foundation’s Non-Fiction Award 2020. She currently lives in Helsinki, Finland, whenever she’s not traveling for her next book project.

Mia has been enthusiastic about Japanese culture for years and is a qualified ikebana teacher of the Sogetsu school. Her first book Things That Make One’s Hear Beat Faster took her to Kyoto where she has spent long periods of writing and making research ever since. Kankimäki’s second book The Women I Think About at Night has sold over 55,000 copies in Finland and the translation rights have been sold to 21 territories, including USA and China.

Mia's both books have been aqcuired by Japanese publisher Soshisha:

"I am delighted to share that Mia Kankimäki’s debut title, THINGS THAT MAKE ONE’S HEART BEAT FASTER, is embraced and loved by many Japanese readers. A cross between an autobiography and a travelogue, the author finds an emotional connection with a woman geographically far apart and from a different era and tries to discover who she really was. I believe this style is reflected in THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT as well. Though some of the female figures in this second book might not be well-known locally, I am looking forward to seeing how our readers will react to their lifestyles." - Daisuke Watanabe, Editor, Soshisha