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

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.

Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela


 

Raisa Cacciatore MD, is a child psychiatrist, special competence in adolescent health, specialist physician, and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. She provides training to professionals and to parents and has written many textbooks and works of nonfiction, including Save the Boys. She is currently writing her dissertation on the topic of supporting children’s sexuality. Raisa has received lifetime achievement awards from the Finnish Cultural Foundation (2011) and the Association of Finnish Non-Fiction Writers (2016), as well as the State Award for Public Information (2017).

Erja Korteniemi-Poikela is a midwife, nurse, clinical sexologist, and nonfiction author. She has had a long career working with the sexual health of adults, children, and adolescents, and has co-authored several nonfiction books with Raisa Cacciatore. Erja was chosen Midwife Innovator of the Year in 2000, and in 2004, received the School Health Deed of the Year award from the Finnish Association of School and Student Health for her work on the Steps to Sexual Maturity learning materials published by the Finnish National Agency for Education.

The duo’s previous collaborations include several books for adolescents, parents and professionals alike.