Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE sold to Italy and Latvia, now 22 rights sold in total!

Frank Martela’s non-fiction bestseller A WONDERFUL LIFE is becoming the hottest book of the summer – we have now closed three deals for it this week!

Edizioni Lindau acquired the Italian rights, and Zvaigzne pre-empted the Latvian rights for the inspiring title, that was also sold to Serbian Odiseja earlier this week.

Published in the US in March by HarperCollins, Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE has sold already to 22 territories around the world but the rights are still available in Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Denmark, Slovenia,  Portugal, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovakia, China etc

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LATVIAN PRAISE:

Four sources of meaning. Easy and understandable. The quickest path to a meaningful life is through ”A WONDERFUL LIFE”.

–  Meldra Abolina, Foreign Rights Project Manager, Zvaigzne, Latvia

ABOUT THE BOOK

Have you ever wondered what makes one’s life meaningful?
Finnish academic and columnist Frank Martela offers 4 simple and well-researched answers to this in his recent non-fiction title A WONDERFUL LIFE:

  1. Connect with yourself by pursuing activities and goals meaningful to you;
  2. Seek places to grow and utilize your areas of mastery;
  3. Connect with others by cultivating intimate relationships;
  4. Do something good for others.

These four sources of meaning are the cornerstones of meaningful existence.

A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
Harper Design, 24th of March 2020, 200 pp.

In this engagingly insightful book, Frank Martela – one of the only academic experts who has contributed to both the philosophical and psychological research on meaning in life – takes you on a voyage through the history, philosophy, and psychology of meaningfulness and worthy living.

The journey starts in the 19th century, where it is revealed why and how the Scottish author Thomas Carlyle came to be the first person in history who actually used the phrase »meaning of life.»

The life stories of Carlyle and Russian author Leo Tolstoy serve as representative examples of the transformation that this book aims to guide you, the reader, through. Finally, an answer is provided to the question of meaning that is compatible with latest scientific knowledge about human nature, yet still both inspiring and actionable.

Rights sold for
A WONDERFUL LIFE:

WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)

CROATIA:
Planetopija
ESTONIA:
Rahva Raamat
FINLAND:
Gummerus
FRANCE:
Editions Leduc.s
GERMANY:
Blessing Verlag
GREECE:
Klidarithmos
ITALY:
Edizioni Lindau
JAPAN:
HarperCollins Japan
KOREA:
Across Publishing
LATIN AMERICA:
Ediciones Urano
LATVIA:
Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA:
Obuolys
NETHERLANDS:
Ambo Anthos
NORWAY:
Gursli Berg Forlag
POLAND:
Czarna Owca
ROMANIA:
Editura Humanitas
RUSSIA:
Bombora
SERBIA:
Odiseja
SPAIN:
Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)
TAIWAN:
Crown
TURKEY:
Orman Kitap

Frank Martela


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 and Salon and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. His research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals such as Journal of Personality, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Happiness Studies, Metaphilosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Review of General Psychology, and Organization Studies. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, including invited lectures in universities on four continents, including Stanford University and Harvard University. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Fitness, Vice News, and Monocle Observer among others. He is based at Aalto University in Helsinki.

Outside of work, Frank is a father to three lovely children (currently 8, 5, and 3 years old), 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.

Bibliography


Frank Martela

A Wonderful Life: Insights on Finding a Meaningful Existence

2020 Spring, Non-Fiction

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