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
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:
- Connect with yourself by pursuing activities and goals meaningful to you;
- Seek places to grow and utilize your areas of mastery;
- Connect with others by cultivating intimate relationships;
- 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.)
Gursli Berg Forlag
Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)