EALA Fall 2021 Non-Fiction Rights Guide is here!

EALA Fall 2021 Rights Guide is here!

Are you ready for Hollywood?

Perhaps one can never truly be ready, but being well prepared does half the trick!

We are really glad to introduce our 2021 Fall Non-Fiction Guide with the headliner Us&US: Surviving Hollywood With Comedy by Ismo and Angelika Leikola.

We have 19 exciting Non-Fiction titles for you in our Fall 2021 digital catalogue, browse the full list here.

Us&US: Surviving Hollywood With Comedy
by Ismo Leikola and Angelika Leikola

What is Hollywood like for a newcomer from Europe?

  • A Finnish Bestseller: Over 43 000 copies sold in all formats since March 2021!
  • International version of the 2021 bestselling Finnish title
  • By the Funniest Person in the World competition winner with 90 million views on Conan O’Brian TV Show

Finnish comedian-writer couple arrives in Los Angeles. Is the city ready for them?

The authors share their personal story of navigating through the Hollywood comedy industry and the American way of life as a freshly arrived writer-comedian couple from a very different society.

As they examine this new world and how their old one looks from afar, they end up realizing their life is like an ongoing stand-up bit. And that the line between tragedy and comedy is truly so fine it’s in many ways non-existent.

Surviving Hollywood With Comedy is the international version of the bestselling Finnish title Suo, kuokka ja Hollywood by the same authors, published in Finland in March 2021.

Everyday Sisu: Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life.
by Katja Pantzar

Discover how the happiest people on earth survive—and thrive—through tough times using inner strength and courage.

  • By the author of The Finnish Way – rights sold to 22 territories!

Sisu is a powerful mindset that makes Finland one of the happiest countries in the world, despite long winters, social isolation, and a history of challenging times.

In Everyday Sisu, journalist Katja Pantzar explores the simple practices that make Finnish life so stable, sustainable, and healthy for body and mind, even when life doesn’t go as planned. You’ll discover ways to boost your mental and physical resilience to face life’s challenges head-on, including:

  connecting with nature
  strengthening community
  using what you have
  reframing what you can’t control
  adopting a solutions mindset
  finding strength in the struggle

Featuring insights from Finnish experts in mental health, wellness, sustainability, social justice, and more, this practical and empowering guide presents a roadmap for overcoming what you thought you couldn’t — and finding hope and tools to create a brighter way forward.


… but that is not all!

We have 17 more exciting Non-Fiction titles for you in our Fall 2021 digital catalogue, browse the full list here.

It would be so nice to talk about these and other titles with you!

Book an EALA Zoom meeting for the fall season via e-mail: info@ahlbackagency.com

See you soon!

Team EALA,
Elina, Toomas, Ebba and Linda