CupOfTherapy #2: Self-Care Every Day sold to Portugal!

We are thrilled to let you know that the Portuguese rights for CupOfTherapy #2: Self-Care Every Day (a.k.a. Together Through the Hours) by Antti Ervasti and Matti Pikkujämsä, have been acquired by Bertrand Editora! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Bertrand Editora is part of the BertrandCírculo group which includes Bertrand, the oldest and biggest bookstore chain in Portugal. Bertrand Editora has published works from authors such as Stephen King, Danielle Steel, Colm Tóibín, Colleen McCullough, Anne Applebaum, Rutger Bregman, Antony Beevor, Mary Beard, etc.

The CupOfTherapy series is an easily accessible selfcare series that features expert advice from psychotherapist Antti Ervasti on how to deal with common struggles and experiences, complemented by comforting and humorous illustrations by Matti Pikkujämsä.

Rights for the internationally bestselling CupOfTherapy series have so far been sold to more than 20 territories, but rights are still available in, e.g., Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Turkey, the Netherlands…

Download the English PDF for CUPOFTHERAPY #2: Self-Care Everyday here!

CupOfTherapy Series

Antti Ervasti, illustrated by Matti Pikkujämsä

Internationally bestselling and easily approachable and comforting selfcare with a visual approach – created by an experienced Finnish psychotherapist and an award-winning illustrator

The CupOfTherapy books are the results of Antti’s and Matti’s cooperation combining psychotherapeutic expertise and the artist’s talent to capture human experience and put it on paper. They discuss daily events, topical phenomena and their own experiences together and Matti sketches animal figures simultaneously. The topics and the reflection of their discussions are interactively and lovingly refined into CupOfTherapy illustrations.

Finnish psychotherapy professional Antti Ervasti is on a mission to make mental health visible, shining a light on everyday challenges, big and small, through the charming, imperfect and utterly relatable animal figures of Matti Pikkujämsä’s illustrations.

“Warmth and humour are often the best antidotes when trying to silence the inner critic.”
– Helena Aatsinki, psychotherapist

Gummerus, 2021, 223 pp.

Gummerus, 2020, 223 pp.

Otava, 2017, 112 pp.

English editions
Finnish editions

FINLAND: Otava & Gummerus (orig.)
CHINA: Feel Tianjin
CZECHIA: Euromedia (Book #2)
GERMANY & AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND: Kunstmann (Book #1 & Book #2)
GREECE: Dioptra (Book #1 & Book #2)
ITALY: Pon Pon Edizioni (Book #2)
JAPAN: Muji & Shokakukan (Book #1 & Book #2)
KOREA: Haksan
LATVIA: Zvaigzne (Book #2)
POLAND: Znak (Book #1)
PORTUGAL: Bertrand
UK & AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: Quercus (Hachette Group) (Book #2)

About author

Antti Ervasti

Antti Ervasti is a psychotherapist specialising in family, couples and sexual therapy. He  also gives lectures and addresses several sexuality related issues such as identity, relationships and  well-being in his workshops and lectures.

About author

Matti Pikkujämsä

Matti Pikkujämsä has created illustrations for nearly a dozen children’s books as well as several national magazines and newspapers in Finland. His visual language is defined by clear lines, stylized and expressive characters and bold colours. Among his accolades has been the 2012 Rudolf Koivu Prize, a biennial award given by the Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland to an outstanding children’s or YA book illustration.

Wonky Donkey (Hipinäaasi apinahiisi, Tammi 2013), which Pikkujämsä created together with author Ville Hytönen, was nominated for the prestigious 2013 Finlandia Junior Prize that honours the year’s best children’s book. Wonky Donkey was also named one of 2013′s three most beautiful Finnish children’s books by the Finnish Book Art Committee.