World English rights sold to FUTURE SKILLS by Perttu Pölönen

Perttu Pölönen and his bestselling non-fiction book FUTURE SKILLS are conquering the US and the English-speaking world! Today we sold World English rights of FUTURE SKILLS to Start Publishing/Viva Edtitions in the US for publication in Fall 2021. Start Publishing belongs to Start Media company, and their books are distributed by Simon & Schuster in the US. We are thrilled! Moreover, the audio rights of Future Skills were sold to to Recorded Books also in the US for simultaneous publication in fall 2021. The deals were brokered in collaboration with Rhea Lyons/HG Literary. Warmest Congratulations to futurist Perttu Pölönen and his US publishers!

Future Skills is an important book for our times. Its mission to support the cultivation of “soft” skills like compassion, creativity, and teamwork–so often overlooked in today’s workplace–is vital as we move into this unpredictable decade. I’m also excited to work with Perttu Pölönen, whose impressive work as an inventor, composer, and futurist make him perfectly positioned to assess future trends with a hopeful outlook.”
– Hannah Bennett, Senior Acquisitions EditorStart Publishing, US

Take a look at the video where Perttu introduces himself and his book.
FUTURE SKILLS by Perttu Pölönen
In Finland, the book has sold over 10,000 copies, and is in its 5th print run! The author is 25-years old, selected as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Just last week Perttu Pölönen was given “Changemaker of the Year 2020 in Finland Award”. Perttu is a composer, public speaker, futurist, and innovator and fluent in English:

We must believe that educating our hearts will bring results, success, and happiness. It’s hard to know what you may want to do in the future, but it’s even more difficult to say what you can do today to bring that about. This book will help with both.”  – Author Perttu Pölönen


FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
KOREA: BP Publisher
TURKEY: Büyükada
WORLD ENGLISH: Start Publishing / Viva Editions
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Recorded Books

About author

Perttu Pölönen

Perttu Pölönen is a futurist, inventor and an inspirational speaker. In the Finnish media, Perttu has been called a gentle highbrow and fearless inventor. Future Skills has been an instant bestseller in Finland – where Perttu has become one of the most sought-after speakers inspiring thousands of people in his lectures.


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