EALA Hidden Gems and Bestsellers!

We’re excited to highlight some of our hidden gems, sold to multiple territories, and bestsellers!

Take a look at these lovely titles below – maybe one of them is the right one for you?


EVERYDAY SISU by Katja Pantzar

Katja Pantzar’s EVERYDAY SISU is a practical guide for wellbeing and happiness, based on Finnish lessons – and considering Finland is the happiest country in the world for the 5th year in a row, there’s something for everyone to learn here!

Rights available in Estonia, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Italy etc! 

“Confined at home during the COVID-19 crisis, I now realize how I have grown accustomed to be a part of the crowd and to work long hours. To stay home alone and make this additional time fruitful, intelligence and strength are needed.
Finland, where the idea of personal space is deeply instilled in society, is a leading country when it comes to ‘not following the crowd’. Now is the time to learn from Sisu, the notion both timely and timeless. A highly recommended title!” 

— Hiroshi Shimizu, Editor, Hojosha, Japan

Reading materials: English PDF – download here


FUTURE SKILLS by Perttu Pölönen

Compassion, curiosity, creativity. According to Perttu Pölönen, these talents, among others, are uniquely human – and that’s what makes them necessary for us to succeed in the era of robots and AI.

Recently sold to Bertrand in  Portugal, this important work has sold a total of 7 territories – but rights are still available in eg. Estonia, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Lithuania, among others!

«The fast pace of technological evolution and artificial intelligence brings fears and uncertainty about the place of human beings in the future. How can humans be well succeeded in the age of machines, robots and AI? Perttu Pölönen shows us with great clarity and optimism that, more than ever, humans need to rely on exclusively human skills like creativity, problem solving, compassion, storytelling, perseverance, team work for success and ultimately for a better society. Future Skills is an inspiring and stimulating book that offers a new confidence on the future and suggests the lines for building a much needed long-lasting curriculum.»
– Jorge Garcia, nonfiction editor at Bertrand

Reading materials: English PDF – download here


A WONDERFUL LIFE by Frank Martela 

Sold to 29 territories, this encouraging and uplifting title is a guide to help you navigate life and find meaning in it. With practical advice and humour, Frank Martela guides the reader to get the most out of life. A book one can return to time and again to help one navigate life.

“A brilliant and charming book that tackles the grandest questions of life in plain terms, with humor and insight…full of anecdotes, history, thoughtfulness, perspective, and entertaining discourse. If you have any curiosity about the meaning of life—and who doesn’t?—this book is a refreshing and important resource.”
— Roy F. Baumeister, Author of New York Times bestseller WillpowerThe Power of Bad, and Meanings of Life

Rights available: Denmark, Sweden, Czechia, Iceland, Brazil etc. 

Reading materials: English PDF – download here!


BESTSELLER:

PUTIN’S TROLLS by Jessikka Aro

Climbing among the top 15 in paperbacks on the official bestseller list, Jessikka Aro’s PUTIN’S TROLLS is one of the most powerful and timely books right now.

Describing how Russia wages war against every critical voice and with first-hand accounts of those who have been on the receiving end of the attacks, this title is not an easy read – but an incredibly important one.

We are thrilled to be publishing Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro’s deep dive into the mechanisms of the (des-)information war the Kremlin is waging against anyone valuing free speech, freedom and democracy. Her weaving together of personal experiences with the greater dimensions of Russia’s modern online warfare makes for a read both eye-opening, intriguing – and absolutely essential in these times of war and suffering!
– Doreen Fröhlich, Editorial Director Nonfiction, Goldmann Verlag, Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe GmbH

Rights available: Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, Spain etc.

Reading materials: English PDF – download here

EVERYDAY SISU
Rights sold:

WORLD ENGLISH: TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (orig.)

INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustakama
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co.

 

FUTURE SKILLS
Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

ARMENIA: Guitank
HUNGARY: Anna Inkeri Pap
PORTUGAL: Bertrand
SOUTH KOREA: BP Publishers
TURKEY: Büyükada
UNITED STATES: Recorded Publishing (audio)
UNITED STATES: Start Publishing (print & e-book)

 

A WONDERFUL LIFE
Rights sold:

WORLD ENGLISH: Harper Design / HarperCollins

ALBANIA: Botime Koliqi
BULGARIA: Prozoretz
CROATIA: Planetopija
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat AS
FINLAND: Gummerus
FRANCE: Editions Leduc
GERMANY: Blessing Verlag
GREECE: Klidarithmos
HUNGARY: Corvina
INDONESIA: Gramedia
ITALY: Edizioni Lindau
JAPAN: HarperCollins Japan
LATVIA: Zvaigzne ABC Publishers
LITHUANIA: Obuolys
NETHERLANDS: Ambo Anthos
NORWAY: Gursli Berg Forlag
POLAND: Czarna Owca
PORTUGAL: Editora 2020
ROMANIA: HUMANITAS S.A
RUSSIA: Eksmo
SERBIA: Odiseja Publishing
SOUTH KOREA: Across Publishing
SPANISH: Ediciones Uranos
TAIWAN: Crown
THAILAND: Biblio Co.
TURKEY: Orman
WORLD ARABIC: Sefsafa

 

PUTIN’S TROLLS
Rights sold:

FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)
ALBANIA: Muza
BULGARIA: Ciela Norma
CZECH REPUBLIC: Denik N
ESTONIA: Menu Meedia/Stratkom
GERMANY: Goldmann
HUNGARY: Corvina
LATVIA: Pētergailis
LITHUANIA: Briedis
NORWAY: Mangschou Forlag
POLAND: Sine Qua Non
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
SWEDEN: Sensor Förlag
WORLD ENGLISH: Ig Publishing
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Blackstone Audio

About author


Frank Martela

Frank Martela, PhD, is a philosopher and researcher of psychology specializing in the question of meaning in life. His articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind, Harvard Business Review and Salon and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. His research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals such as Journal of Personality, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Happiness Studies, Metaphilosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Review of General Psychology, and Organization Studies. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, including invited lectures in universities on four continents, including Stanford University and Harvard University. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Vice News, and Monocle Observer among others. He is based at Aalto University in Helsinki.

Outside of work, Frank is a father to three lovely children (currently 10, 7, and 5 years old), an amateur-level soccer player, with an occasional skiing trip in the winters. He is made in Green Bay, so Packers holds a special place in his heart.

About author


Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro is an award-winning reporter with Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, specializing in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 and 2015, she published a series of articles on pro-Kremlin social media trolls and their influence outside of Russia’s borders. Due to her investigations, Jessikka became the target of a severe and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign, which she recounts in Putin’s Trolls.

In 2019, the US State Department awarded Jessikka the International Women of Courage Award, but the award was mysteriously rescinded by the Trump administration, allegedly due to her social media criticism of then President Trump. On December 1, 2020 Jessikka Aro received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, presented in partnership with the Washington Post and hosted by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Jessikka was recognized for her award-winning investigative reporting of Russian information warfare. Jessikka lives in Helsinki, Finland.

About author


Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 20 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital city Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.

About author


Perttu Pölönen

Perttu Pölönen is a futurist, inventor and an inspirational speaker. He has won the EU’s biggest science competition for youth and studied exponential technologies at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. The MIT Tech Review has named him as one of 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe. 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.

Indonesian rights for EVERYDAY SISU acquired by Gramedia Pustakama!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Indonesian rights for Katja Pantzar’s EVERYDAY SISU have been acquired by the publisher Gramedia Pustakama, who also published Katja’s previous book, the international best-seller FINNISH WAY!

Rights have been previously acquired by Hojosha in Japan and Flying Bear Co. in Thailand. Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee published the original work in the US this March!

Download the full English manuscript here!

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.

“I’m thrilled that we’ll be publishing Katja’s next book, and there couldn’t be a more timely topic in these challenging times. We all need more sisu, and this book will help readers cultivate more of it every day.”

– Marian Lizzi, Editor in Chief at TarcherPerigee.

This timely title comes as Finland is named the happiest country in the world for the fifth year in a row, according to the UN-linked World Happiness Report.  EVERYDAY SISU gives answers to how this is possible and what we all can learn from the happiest people on the planet!


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.

EVERYDAY SISU:
Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life.

Rights sold:
WORLD ENGLISH:
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (orig.)

INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustakama
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

About author


Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 20 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital city Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.

Bibliography


2022, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Everyday Sisu

Katja Pantzar


2018, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar

EVERYDAY SISU by Katja Pantzar published in the US today!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that today is the US publication day of Katja Pantzar’s EVERYDAY SISU!

EVERYDAY SISU: Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life is originally published in the United States and in the English language by Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee. The rights have also been acquired by Hojosha in Japan and Flying Bear Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
Rights in all other territories are available!

Download the full English PDF by clicking here!

EVERYDAY SISU: Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life
by Katja Pantzar
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, 15th of March 2022, 224 pp.

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.

Words that express happiness can help you improve your own. Katja Pantzar, author of The Finnish Way, says that a good sense of “sisu,” a Finnish concept that means not giving up in the face of challenges, can improve physical and mental well-being, which has the spillover effect of happiness. Practicing sisu “means using resilience-building skills such as looking for solutions when faced with setbacks and trying to break out of negative lifestyle habits and thought patterns,” Pantzar adds.

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.

EVERYDAY SISU
Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, March 2022, 224 pp.

Reading materials:
English PDF

Rights sold:
WORLD ENGLISH:
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House,
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

About author


Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 20 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital city Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.

Bibliography


2022, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Everyday Sisu

Katja Pantzar


2018, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar

Now 28 territories for A WONDERFUL LIFE and 25 territories for THE FINNISH WAY!

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.

Download the full English PDF by clicking here!

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.

LITHUANIAN PRAISE:
“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.

Download the full English PDF by clicking here!


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!

Download the full English PDF by clicking here!

A WONDERFUL LIFE
Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
HarperCollins/Harper Design March 2020

Rights sold:
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)
ALBANIA: Botime Koliqi
ARABIC: Sefsafa
BULGARIA: Prozoretz
CROATIA: Planetopija
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Gummerus
FRANCE: Editions Leduc.s
GERMANY: Blessing Verlag
GREECE: Klidarithmos
HUNGARY: Corvina
INDONESIA: Gramedia
ITALY: Edizioni Lindau
JAPAN: HarperCollins Japan
KOREA: Across Publishing
LATIN AMERICA: Ediciones Urano
LATVIA: Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA: Obuolys
NETHERLANDS: Ambo Anthos
NORWAY: Gursli Berg Forlag
POLAND: Czarna Owca
PORTUGAL: Editora 2020
ROMANIA: Editura Humanitas
RUSSIA: Bombora
SERBIA: Odiseja
SPAIN: Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)
TAIWAN: Crown
TURKEY: Orman Kitap

THE FINNISH WAY
Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu
Hodder & Stoughton (UK), TarcherPerigee (US), November 2018

Rights sold:
UK: Hodder & Stoughton (orig.)
US: TarcherPerigee
BULGARIA: SKY PRINT 04 Ltd
CHINA: Yeeyan Publishing
CZECH REPUBLIC: Mlada Fronta
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Siltala Publishing
FRANCE: Belfond
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG
HUNGARY: Jaffa Publishing Ltd.
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ITALY: Marsilio
JAPAN: Hojosha
LITHUANIA: BALTO
NETHERLANDS: Kosmos Uitgevers
POLAND: Jagiellonian University Press
PORTUGAL: Marcador
RUSSIA: AST Publishers
SLOVAKIA: Motyl
SPAIN: Roca Juvenil
TAIWAN: My House
THAILAND: Openbooks Thailand
TURKEY: Mona Kitap
UNITED KINGDOM: Hodder & Stoughton
VIETNAM: Omega

EVERYDAY SISU
Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, March 2022

Rights sold:
WORLD ENGLISH: TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

About author


Frank Martela

Frank Martela, PhD, is a philosopher and researcher of psychology specializing in the question of meaning in life. His articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind, Harvard Business Review and Salon and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. His research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals such as Journal of Personality, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Happiness Studies, Metaphilosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Review of General Psychology, and Organization Studies. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, including invited lectures in universities on four continents, including Stanford University and Harvard University. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Vice News, and Monocle Observer among others. He is based at Aalto University in Helsinki.

Outside of work, Frank is a father to three lovely children (currently 10, 7, and 5 years old), an amateur-level soccer player, with an occasional skiing trip in the winters. He is made in Green Bay, so Packers holds a special place in his heart.

About author


Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 20 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital city Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.

Slovak rights for THE FINNISH WAY pre-empted by Motyl!

We are really excited to announce that Katja Pantzar’s THE FINNISH WAY has now been acquired by Vydavatelstvo Motyl in Slovakia, being the 24th territory sold!

Vydavatelstvo Motyl is one of the most important publishing houses in Slovakia and the publishers of Thomas Erikson, Wim Hof, Susan Cain etc. They loved THE FINNISH WAY and said:

Katja Pantzar’s The Finnish Way is inspiring and very useful for everyone who is trying to find their own peace and wants to appreciate life. Offering a new perspective, the author makes the book interesting by sharing her own experiences. You will surely love this book!
– Marina Hulala, editor,Vydavatelstvo Motyl, Slovakia

The rights for THE FINNISH WAY have now been sold to 24 territories, but are still available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Romania, Latvia etc.

Download the full English ms for Finnish Way here


THE FINNISH WAY
by Katja Pantzar
Journalist Katja Pantzar took a huge leap to move 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 make 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.

FInnish Way discovers the ways in which you too can integrate this age-old philosophy of hope and perseverance into your life, wherever you are in the world, whatever challenges you may face.

Find your courage. Find your grit. Find your sisu.


We are absolutely thrilled to also remind you that the Thai rights for Katja Pantzar’s newest title EVERYDAY SISU have just recently been acquired by Thai publisher Flying Bear Co.,Ltd and Hojosha in Japan. Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee in the United States will publish the original work EVERYDAY SISU in English in Spring 2022.

Download the full English ms for Everyday Sisu here

In Everyday Sisu, journalist Katja 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.

“I’m thrilled that we’ll be publishing Katja’s next book, and there couldn’t be a more timely topic in these challenging times. We all need more sisu, and this book will help readers cultivate more of it every day.”
– Marian Lizzi, Editor in Chief at TarcherPerigee.


EVERYDAY SISU
by Katja Pantzar
Discover how the happiest people on earth survive—and thrive—through tough times using inner strength and courage

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.

FINNISH WAY
Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness through the Power of Sisu

Reading Material:
Full English Manuscript

Rights sold:

UK: Hodder & Stoughton (orig.)
US: TarcherPerigee
BULGARIA: SKY PRINT 04 Ltd
CHINA: Yeeyan Publishing
CZECH REPUBLIC: Mlada Fronta
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Siltala Publishing
FRANCE: Belfond
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG
HUNGARY: Jaffa Publishing Ltd.
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ITALY: Marsilio
JAPAN: Hojosha
NETHERLANDS: Kosmos Uitgevers
POLAND: Jagiellonian University Press
PORTUGAL: Marcador
RUSSIA: AST Publishers
SLOVAKIA: Motyl
SPAIN: Roca Juvenil
TAIWAN: My House
THAILAND: Openbooks Thailand
TURKEY: Mona Kitap
UNITED KINGDOM: Hodder & Stoughton
VIETNAM: Omega

 

 

About author


Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 20 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital city Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.

Bibliography


2022, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Everyday Sisu

Katja Pantzar


2018, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar

Estonian rights for THE FINNISH WAY pre-empted by Rahva Raamat!

We cannot be happier to announce that Katja Pantzar’s THE FINNISH WAY has now been acquired by Rahva Raamat in Estonia.

Rahva Raamat is one of the most important publishing houses in Estonia and they are happy to acquire this inspirational title.

The rights for THE FINNISH WAY have now been sold to 23 territories, but are still available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Romania, Latvia etc.

Download the full English ms for Finnish Way here


THE FINNISH WAY
by Katja Pantzar
Journalist Katja Pantzar took a huge leap to move 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 make 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.

FInnish Way discovers the ways in which you too can integrate this age-old philosophy of hope and perseverance into your life, wherever you are in the world, whatever challenges you may face.

Find your courage. Find your grit. Find your sisu.


 

 

 

We are absolutely thrilled to also remind you that the Thai rights for Katja Pantzar’s newest title EVERYDAY SISU have just recently been acquired by Thai publisher Flying Bear Co.,Ltd and Hojosha in Japan. Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee in the United States will publish the original work EVERYDAY SISU in English in Spring 2022.

Download the full English ms for Everyday Sisu here

In Everyday Sisu, journalist Katja 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.

“I’m thrilled that we’ll be publishing Katja’s next book, and there couldn’t be a more timely topic in these challenging times. We all need more sisu, and this book will help readers cultivate more of it every day.”
– Marian Lizzi, Editor in Chief at TarcherPerigee.


EVERYDAY SISU
by Katja Pantzar
Discover how the happiest people on earth survive—and thrive—through tough times using inner strength and courage

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

FINNISH WAY
Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness through the Power of Sisu

Reading Material:
Full English Manuscript

Rights sold:

UK: Hodder & Stoughton; US: TarcherPerigee (orig.)
BULGARIA: SKY PRINT 04 Ltd
CHINA: Yeeyan Publishing
CZECH REPUBLIC: Mlada Fronta
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Siltala Publishing
FRANCE: Belfond
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG
HUNGARY: Jaffa Publishing Ltd.
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ITALY: Marsilio
JAPAN: Hojosha
NETHERLANDS: Kosmos Uitgevers
POLAND: Jagiellonian University Press
PORTUGAL: Marcador
RUSSIA: AST Publishers
SPAIN: Roca Juvenil
TAIWAN: My House
THAILAND: Openbooks Thailand
TURKEY: Mona Kitap
UNITED KINGDOM: Hodder & Stoughton
VIETNAM: Omega

 

EVERYDAY SISU:
Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life.

Reading Material:
English Manuscript

Rights sold:
WORLD ENGLISH:
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, (orig.)
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

About author


Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 20 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital city Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.

Bibliography


2022, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Everyday Sisu

Katja Pantzar


2018, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar

Thai Rights sold for Katja Pantzar’s EVERYDAY SISU

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Thai rights for Katja Pantzar’s EVERYDAY SISU have been acquired by Thai publisher Flying Bear Co.,Ltd. Rights have been previously acquired by Hojosha in Japan and Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee in the US will publish the original work EVERYDAY SISU in English language in Spring 2022.

In Everyday Sisu, journalist Katja 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.

When the world has changed drastically due to the pandemic, Thai Publisher Flying Bear, finds exactly the right attitude needed to give people hope and resilience on both personal and the societal level, and endorses EVERYDAY SISU:

“As soon as I heard that Katja Pantzar was writing her second sisu book titled EVERYDAY SISU, my heart was pumping fast and my gut feeling was telling me that “this is the one” even before I had a chance to read the manuscript. The journey from that day up till the present time has indeed involved a lot of sisus in so many ways. I am tremendously happy that Flying Bear Co., Ltd. will be able to publish EVERYDAY SISU for our Thai readers as I believe it will help strengthen the hearts and minds of those who seek and need to be courageous and strong amidst the harsh pandemic time as well as the lengthened recovery stage that no one can precisely predict the end of it all. As the quote from Greek philosopher Heraclitus goes “the only constant is change,” there is no better perfect timing than now to build the resilience, courage, and fortitude within ourselves, society and the world. Thank you Katja for producing the wonderful work at the time we need it the most. May Sisu Be With You!”

– Yammy Patchaya Teerawatsakul, Author of FINLAND 101 / Founder and MD of Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

“I’m thrilled that we’ll be publishing Katja’s next book, and there couldn’t be a more timely topic in these challenging times. We all need more sisu, and this book will help readers cultivate more of it every day.”

– Marian Lizzi, Editor in Chief at TarcherPerigee.

Rights sold:

WORLD ENGLISH:
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House,
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

About author


Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 20 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital city Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.

Bibliography


2022, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Everyday Sisu

Katja Pantzar


2018, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar

EALA Spring 2021 Non-Fiction Rights Guide

We are very proud to share our Spring 2021 Non-Fiction Rights Guide and announce exciting titles from uncovering dangerous companies, exploring a unique love story and everything in between!

Browse our full Spring 2021 Non-Fiction Rights Guide here.


 

The 50 Most Dangerous Companies in the World 
by Juha-Pekka Raeste & Hannu Sokala

He who controls technology and our knowledge rules the world.

This exciting non-fiction title by experienced financial journalists Hannu Sokala and Juha-Pekka Raeste uncovers 50 companies that make up a large part of global market forces and that largely determine the kind of world we live in.

Some of the companies in the list are relatively unknown (Zhōngguó Yāncǎo Zǒnggōngsī and BlacRrock) some predictable (Google, Amazon), some may seem surprising (Ikea and Disney) and some inevitable (Gazprom and Chevron). Some feed on our gluttony (Cargill and Coca-Cola), some on our vanity (ByteDance and Facebook), some on the lust and some on the greed.

The book reads like a thriller story, starting with the smaller players and ending with the most dangerous companies in the World.

Download info sheet and Finnish pdf here

English sample coming soon!

 

The Story of Aino and Alvar Aalto
by Heikki Aalto-Alanen

The love story of the world-famous, pioneering design couple Aino and Alvar Aalto, written by the Aaltos’ grandson

Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino are internationally celebrated for their architecture, furniture, glassware and other interior design, but their personal lives have been relatively unknown – until now. This book, written by the Aaltos’ grandson, contains photos, sketches, and personal letters between Aino and Alvar beautifully illustrating how inseparable this couple was both in work and love.

“Countless books have been written about Alvar Aalto’s architecture and other works. Recently, Aino Marsio-Aalto has also received the recognition she deserves in her own right as well as in her role in the rise of Alvar Aalto as one of the leading architects of the 20th century,” says Heikki Aalto-Alanen. “The voice in this book is personal. I want to tell the story of Aino and Alvar’s unique partnership, relationship, and their joint life work from the perspective of a family member. I also want their own voices to be heard.”

In addition to the photographs from the family archive, the book is illustrated with Aino and Alvar’s drawings of each other and of their children, as well as landscape drawings made while traveling, along with other architectural drawings and photographs.

Download English sample from here

 

Gentle Power: A Revolution in How We Think, Lead and Succeed
by Emilia Lahti

GENTLE POWER is a universal strategy showing how integrity-fueled fortitude is the key to restoring balance to a globalized capitalist world where it seems the value of true human connection is becoming less of a priority every day. It starts first with personal transformation, but leads to better business practices, a stronger sense of self, and a deeper connection to the world and to others.

Based on her pioneering research at University of Pennsylvania on the Finnish concept of sisu, Lahti’s work proves that true success cannot be achieved or sustained by measuring profits and keeping track of “wins.” Instead, success in all areas of life is deeply rooted in the qualities of gentleness and grounded, rooted strength. Lahti shows that we all have access to deep reserves of this gentle power, ingrained in our biology and in our cultural origins, it simply needs to be embraced and nurtured in order to access its transformative power.

Download English proposal and sample chapters here

 

Future Identities
by Perttu Pölönen

Are you an expander, inspirer, crystallizer, or enlightener?

The years and decades to come will force each of us to rethink our place in this world. Traditionally, identity has been based on a profession, for example, but in the future it is worth building on skills.

Future Identities is an immersive book on identifying one’s own strengths and verbalizing them. If you were a colorer, extender, linker or cross-pollinator, what could you do in the future?

English sample coming soon!

 

Daily Sisu: How to tap into Finnish fortitude for a more resilient life.
by Katja Pantzar

Daily Sisu is a hands-on guide on how to use sisu – the unique Finnish concept of fortitude in the face of challenges – in your everyday life. 

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

Inspired by sisu, the unique form of Finnish resilience and courage in the face of all sorts of challenges, journalist and writer Katja Pantzar embarks on a journey to uncover practical sisu-inspired ways of coping with tough times. Whether that means dealing with the everyday issues facing us all ranging from wellbeing and health concerns to relationship and work-career dilemmas or bigger picture social and sustainability issues, Daily Sisu offers inspiration, hope, action and motivation.

Download English proposal & sample chapters here

English manuscript coming in May 2021

 

The Extraordinary Women of History 
by Maria Pettersson

Finland’s Bestseller #2, over 20,000 copies sold!

Extraordinary “Badass” Women of History – meet Pirates, Psychics, Priestesses and Princess Spies and 96 other women whose stories your history teacher never told you.

Extraordinary Women of History introduces over a hundred exceptional women from different periods of history and from all corners of the world. It is a veritable treasury of captivating stories and unsung ballads about the exciting women in history. Outrageous, amazing, terrible, heroic, thrilling and above all extraordinary; their life stories make the reader gasp and ask: “Why haven’t I heard of them before?”

Download English sample here