Non-Fiction Frankfurt deals for A WONDERFUL LIFE and FINNISH PARENTING BOOK

We are thrilled to announce a Japanese sale for Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence. HarperCollins Japan acquired the rights for publication in 2020.

In the US and English speaking territories HarperCollins US will publish the book in March 2020. Read more in here. – Part prescriptive and part armchair philosophy book, A Wonderful Life, is accessible to everyone from the well-read scholar to the apprentice as well as anyone curious about how to extract the greatest meaning and sense of purpose from their existence.

What is the meaning in life? That is e a universal question which everyone has considered once at least. Obviously, Japan is no exception. And this title digs into the theme deeply and is very readable. We are really happy to bring this title to the Japanese readers.
– Risa Matsushita, Editor, HarperCollins Japan

About the author:
Frank Martela, PhD., is an academic researcher who is a leading expert in the topics of the meaning in life, happiness, and human well-being.
He has collaborated with key experts of these topics and presented his research at universities on four continents, including Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of Edinburgh.
He is a popular lecturer and currently a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University, Finland.

Finnish parenting and early education is world-famous! We are very excited to announce that in Germany, Droemer Knaur pre-empted German rights to Raisa Cacciatore’s and Erja Korteniemi-Poikela’s FINNISH PARENTING WITH SISU: Will-Power, Determination, Self-Esteem.

This important parenting book describes how to turn your child’s anger into an asset: how do you turn attitude, strong will and anger into independence and self-esteem? How can you empower your child
to manage challenging emotions, overcome disappointments and fight productively? Useful for us adults as well! In Finland, Minerva published the book in September 2019 to great reviews!

About the authors:
Raisa Cacciatore is a child psychiatrist, with special competence in adolescent health, and specialist physician. She provides training for professionals and parents, and has written many textbooks and works of nonfiction.
Erja Korteniemi-Poikela is a midwife, public health nurse, sexual counsellor and nonfiction author, who has published several books on sex education and self-esteem.

A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
Harper Design, March 2020, 200 pp.

Rights sold: 
Rahva Raamat
HarperCollins Japan
Across Publishing
Ambo Anthos
HarperCollins/Harper Design


FINNISH PARENTING WITH SISU: Will-Power, Determination, Self-Esteem
Minerva, September 2019, 200 pp

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur

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.