We are very happy to announce that we just closed the 28th translation deal for Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE – the new lucky publisher is Botime Koliqi in Albania! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
The best-selling non-fiction title is still available in Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Iceland, Slovakia, China, Slovenia etc.
We are also very excited to announce that the Lithuanian publisher BALTO has acquired the rights for THE FINNISH WAY by Katja Pantzar! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
“I am very excited to present THE FINNISH WAY to Lithuanian readers. I strongly believe that this informative and heartfelt book will be useful to everyone as it reminds us of a true and natural way of living. Let’s spread Sisu around the world!”
– Ieva Savukynaitė-Dubicka, Project Manager, BALTO, Lithuania
THE FINNISH WAY has been sold to 25 countries, but the rights are still available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Latvia, Albania, Republic of Korea, Greece etc.
MORE ABOUT THE TITLES:
A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
by Frank Martela
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.
THE FINNISH WAY: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu
by Katja Pantzar
Hodder & Stoughton, TarcherPerigee, 24th of November 2018, 320 pp.
Journalist Katja Pantzar took a huge leap when she moved from North America to the remote Nordic country of Finland. What she discovered there transformed her body, mind and spirit.
In this engaging and practical guide, she shows readers how to embrace the “keep it simple and sensible” daily practices with the power of sisu that makes Finns one of the happiest populations in the world, year after year.
Topics include winter swimming, movement as medicine, forest therapy, healthy eating and the Nordic diet, and the gift of sisu – why Finns embrace a special form of courage, grit and determination as a national virtue – and how anyone can dig deeper to survive and thrive through tough times.
Katja Pantzar’s latest book EVERYDAY SISU, the practical guide to how sisu can be used and applied in various situations to improve your health and well-being, solve problems in your community, and make the world a better place, will be released in March!
A WONDERFUL LIFE
Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
HarperCollins/Harper Design March 2020
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)
ALBANIA: Botime Koliqi
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Editions Leduc.s
GERMANY: Blessing Verlag
ITALY: Edizioni Lindau
JAPAN: HarperCollins Japan
KOREA: Across Publishing
LATIN AMERICA: Ediciones Urano
NETHERLANDS: Ambo Anthos
NORWAY: Gursli Berg Forlag
POLAND: Czarna Owca
PORTUGAL: Editora 2020
ROMANIA: Editura Humanitas
SPAIN: Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)
TURKEY: Orman Kitap
THE FINNISH WAY
Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu
Hodder & Stoughton (UK), TarcherPerigee (US), November 2018
UK: Hodder & Stoughton (orig.)
BULGARIA: SKY PRINT 04 Ltd
CHINA: Yeeyan Publishing
CZECH REPUBLIC: Mlada Fronta
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Siltala Publishing
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG
HUNGARY: Jaffa Publishing Ltd.
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
NETHERLANDS: Kosmos Uitgevers
POLAND: Jagiellonian University Press
RUSSIA: AST Publishers
SPAIN: Roca Juvenil
TAIWAN: My House
THAILAND: Openbooks Thailand
TURKEY: Mona Kitap
UNITED KINGDOM: Hodder & Stoughton
Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, March 2022
WORLD ENGLISH: TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.