LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS sold to Georgia!

We are very happy to announce that LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS will also be published in Georgian! The happy publisher that just acquired the rights is Sula Kauri.
The rights for the series have now been sold to 31 countries, but are still available in: Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Korea, Albania, Macedonia, Indonesia, Arabic, Bosnia, Vietnam etc.

“I haven’t laughed this hard for a long time. Reading the activities, one easily realizes the scale and pointlessness of one’s bad mood. These feelings will quickly pass. Especially quickly when one starts listing the dark corners of one’s mind. This book is the funniest way to spend time this summer!”
– Ilta Sanomat newspaper, Finland

Ask for English materials by clicking here

LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS
by Lotta Sonninen and Piia Aho

 

Fed up with being positive? Try the opposite – an activity book in style of Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal. Rights sold to 32 territories!

Are you done and over with positivity and wellbeing? Here’s an adults’ activity book of negativity and ill-being! List your enemies, vent the rage and hide the book from your spouse, children and colleagues.

The Little Book of Bad Moods parodies the positivity trend and adults’ activity books in a hilarious way and is suitable for everyone who has ever held a grudge and looked for a safe way to let it out. The book includes activities like the blame game (what’s wrong with your life – and whose fault it is), getting frank (the things you should have said then and there) and crying over spilled milk (no need to forget and forgive). Let’s get cranky!

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (Orig. publisher)
BRAZIL: Globo Livros
CHINA: Citic Press
CROATIA: Stilus knjiga
CZECH: Euromedia
DENMARK: Modtryk
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
FRANCE: Le Livre de Poche
GEORGIA: Sula Kauri
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
HUNGARY: Partvonal
ICELAND: Forlagid
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ISRAEL: Kinneret-Zmora
ITALY: DeA Planeta Libri
JAPAN: President Sha
LATVIA: Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA: Baltos Lankos
NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna
NORWAY: Vigmostad & Bjorke
POLAND: Zysk i S-ka
PORTUGAL: Planeta
RUSSIA: Bombora (Eksmo)
SERBIA: Vulkan
SLOVAKIA: Ikar
SPAIN: Plaza & Janés/PRH
SWEDEN: HarperCollins Nordic
TAIWAN: China Times
TURKEY: Pegasus
UKRAINE: Vivat Publishing
UK & COMMONWEALTH: Bloomsbury
UNITED STATES: Gallery Books/S&S

Lotta Sonninen


Lotta Sonninen works as an editor of Finnish fiction and has also translated a lot of nonfiction. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. On her free time, she plays in a band and has tried to be funny on a stand-up comedy stage as well.

Piia Aho


Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort to find the perfect visual tone for each book – whether it is crazy wild or toned down or anything in between.

Piia’s book designs have often been awarded in The Most Beautiful Books of the Year -competition. The nature book Finnish Nature that she designed with Venla Koski won the Most Beautiful Book of 2013 award.

Russian rights sold for LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS AT WORK!

We are excited to present to you an adult activity book The Little Book of Bad Moods at Work by Lotta Sonninen and illustrated by Piia Aho
This new adult activity book is the third book of the Little Book of Bad Moods brand that has previously sold to 32 territories.

This book, that will be published this April, is focused on the dark side of every workplace!
Fill this book with your struggles with open office space, infuriating clients and all the needless meetings.

Just yesterday, we sold Russian rights to Bombora.

Ask for the just-arrived full English pdf here.

RIGHTS SOLD:

FINLAND:
Otava (orig.)

RUSSIA:
Bombora

Lotta Sonninen


Lotta Sonninen works as an editor of Finnish fiction and has also translated a lot of nonfiction. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. On her free time, she plays in a band and has tried to be funny on a stand-up comedy stage as well.

Piia Aho


Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort to find the perfect visual tone for each book – whether it is crazy wild or toned down or anything in between.

Piia’s book designs have often been awarded in The Most Beautiful Books of the Year -competition. The nature book Finnish Nature that she designed with Venla Koski won the Most Beautiful Book of 2013 award.

Polish rights for PUTIN’S TROLLS, Korean rights for LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS sold!

Polish rights for PUTIN’S TROLLS, Korean rights for LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS sold!

PUTIN’S TROLLS SOLD TO POLAND!

The courageous book by award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro was published in September 2019 and has already sold over 17 000 copies in Finland.  In Poland, rights were acquired today by Wydawnictwo Sine Qua Non, and it has previously been picked up by Menu Meedia/Stratkom in Estonia and Briedis in Lithuania.

PUTIN’S TROLLS is the most important, and even shocking, narrative nonfiction of the year. The book tells the true stories from the frontline of the Russian information warfare around the world.

Ask for a 100-page English sample and summary by clicking here 

THE LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS SOLD TO KOREA

The Korean publisher The Wings of Thinking acquired THE LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS by Lotta Sonninen, the mean little activity book for people who are done and over with positivity.  The hilarious title will now be published in 32 territories and counting!

Ask for the full English pdf here.
INTRODUCING: THE LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS AT WORK!

We are now also pleased to announce the third book in the BAD MOODS series.

This new adult activity book by Lotta Sonninen and Piia Aho focuses on the dark side of every workplace! Fill this book with your struggles with
open office space, infuriating clients and all the needless meetings. List the worst managers, the most frustrating tasks and the idiotic
organizational changes or policies. The perfect book for office rats and other invisible people behind the screen!

Ask for the English materials here.
DON’T FORGET: LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS FOR MOTHERS

The second title in the Bad Moods series deals with motherhood and has already been sold to the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and United Kingdom.

This taboo-breaking adult activity book encourages all mothers to vent safely, continuing the cranky path of the international bestseller “The Little Book of Bad Moods”.
List the dumbest parenting advice you’ve been given, the most useless purchases, and reveal your biggest mistakes as a mother!

Ask for the full English pdf here.

All books in the series are written by Lotta Sonninen, with fun illustrations by Piia Aho.

 

 

RIGHTS SOLD: PUTIN’S TROLLS

FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)

ESTONIA:
Menu Meedia/Stratkom
LITHUANIA:
Briedis
POLAND:
Wydawnictwo Sine Qua Non

RIGHTS SOLD: THE LITTLE BOOK OF BAD MOODS

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

BRAZIL: Globo Livros
CHINA: Citic Press
CROATIA: Stilus knjiga
CZECH: Euromedia
DENMARK: Modtryk
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
FRANCE: Le Livre de Poche
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
HUNGARY: Partvonal
ICELAND: Forlagid
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ISRAEL: Kinneret-Zmora
ITALY: DeA Planeta Libri
JAPAN: President Sha
KOREA: The Wings of Thinking
LATVIA: Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA: Baltos Lankos
NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna
NORWAY: Vigmostad & Bjorke
POLAND: Zysk i S-ka
PORTUGAL: Planeta
RUSSIA: Bombora (Eksmo)
SERBIA: Vulkan
SLOVAKIA: Ikar
SPAIN: Plaza & Janés/PRH
SWEDEN: HarperCollins Nordic
TAIWAN: China Times
TURKEY: Pegasus
UKRAINE: Vivat Publishing
UK & COMMONWEALTH: Bloomsbury
UNITED STATES: Gallery Books/S&S

Jessikka Aro


Jessikka Aro (born 1980) is a Finnish journalist working for Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle. In September 2014, she began to investigate pro-Russian Internet trolls, but became a victim of their activities herself.

In 2019 she was notified that she was to receive an International Women of Courage Award but this was mysteriously rescinded just before the ceremony.

Lotta Sonninen


Lotta Sonninen works as an editor of Finnish fiction and has also translated a lot of nonfiction. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. On her free time, she plays in a band and has tried to be funny on a stand-up comedy stage as well.

Piia Aho


Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort to find the perfect visual tone for each book – whether it is crazy wild or toned down or anything in between.

Piia’s book designs have often been awarded in The Most Beautiful Books of the Year -competition. The nature book Finnish Nature that she designed with Venla Koski won the Most Beautiful Book of 2013 award.

New Non-Fiction Deals: MOTHER’S BAD MOODS and LOVE, JOY, COURAGE!

New deals for two very different parenting books:
The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers and Love, Joy and Courage!

Estonian publisher Postimees has acquired the rights for the witty activity book The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers, while a more serious parenting book about how to talk to children about love and sexuality – Love, Joy, Courage has sold to Nash Format publishers in Ukraine!

This is what Postimees said about The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers:

”It is smart, witty and makes you laugh until you cry, especially in situations, when you actually might want to cry. Pregnancy and motherhood demand a lot of patience, understanding and balance. This book will help to relieve the stress of motherhood and turn it into funny memories. Laughter is the best cure to every scratch and bump on the road we call The Life.”
– Piret Veigel, Publisher, Postimees, Estonia

The book will be published in Estonia just in time for Mother’s Day 2020!

Click here to request the full English pdf for The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers.

The book is the sequel to The Little Book of Bad Moods that has already sold to 31 territories. Previously this outrageous activity book for parents has been acquired by Bloomsbury in the UK, Euromedia in the Czech Republic and Droemer Knaur in Germany.

About the book:

This taboo-breaking adult activity book encourages all mothers to vent safely, continuing the cranky path of the international bestseller “The Little Book of Bad Moods”.
List the dumbest parenting advice you’ve been given, the most useless purchases, and reveal your biggest mistakes as a mother!

The book is written by Lotta Sonninen, with fun illustrations by Piia Aho.

In Ukraine, Nash Format Publishers said this about Love, Joy, Courage:

“We are excited about the deal. The book should be read by every parent who wishes his child to have a clear understanding of friendship, love, and sexuality.  It teaches to respect boundaries and helps to find common ground between parents and their children.”  
– Iryna Shchepina, Book Scout, Nash Format Publishers, Ukraine

Click here to request the English materials for Love, Joy, Courage

Love, Joy and Courage is previously sold in Russia to Bombora and in Hungary to Scolar.
About the book:
Finnish parenting is world-famous! This eagerly awaited book explains how to talk to children about love and sexuality with warm empathy.

Can my kids have a crush or fall in love? What is normal development? Curiosity, playfulness, and sensitivity are all parts of sexual development. Expressing emotions and appreciating your body and experiences are bases for building good health and selfesteem. Respect in relationships, trust, love, and enjoyment are skills that can be supported from early on. This book provides easy keys to guiding children on their path towards well-being, intimacy and happiness. It features a comprehensive step-by-step model for a child’s development based on years of experience and research in Finland. All chapters include concrete exercises.

The book is written by Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela, bestselling authors and renowned experts in the topic of education and parenting.

The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers
Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia
ESTONIA: Postimees
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
UK & Commonwealth:Bloomsbury

Love, Joy and Courage 
Rights sold:

FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)

HUNGARY:Scolar
RUSSIA:Bombora
UKRAINE:Nash Format

Lotta Sonninen


Lotta Sonninen works as an editor of Finnish fiction and has also translated a lot of nonfiction. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. On her free time, she plays in a band and has tried to be funny on a stand-up comedy stage as well.

Piia Aho


Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort to find the perfect visual tone for each book – whether it is crazy wild or toned down or anything in between.

Piia’s book designs have often been awarded in The Most Beautiful Books of the Year -competition. The nature book Finnish Nature that she designed with Venla Koski won the Most Beautiful Book of 2013 award.

Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela


Raisa Cacciatore MD, is a child psychiatrist, special competence in adolescent health, specialist physician, and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. She provides training to professionals and to parents and has written many textbooks and works of nonfiction, including Save the Boys. She is currently writing her dissertation on the topic of supporting children’s sexuality. Raisa has received lifetime achievement awards from the Finnish Cultural Foundation (2011) and the Association of Finnish Non-Fiction Writers (2016), as well as the State Award for Public Information (2017).

Elina Ahlback Literary Agency’s 10th anniversary celebration & New Deals

Exactly ten years ago on June 9th 2009 the Agency was founded by Elina Ahlbäck.

As it was 10 years ago, our mission is to represent the best of Finnish literature, and be the leading Nordic agency to export Finnish authors’ works world-wide – and to ten-fold the literature exports!

We are excited to do a celebration round-up of our recent sales!

 

Film news:

A dystopian drama, based on Emmi Itäranta’s novel Memory of Water has received production support. The Production company is Bufo. Read more.

Fiction news:

The Ice-Cream Man by Katri Lipson has been sold to Germany to Schenk Verlag. Read more.

Non-Fiction news 

Rahva Raamat bought Estonian rights to a nonfiction title The Meaning of Your Life by Frank Martela – rights sold to 6 territories now. Read more.

Euromedia acquired Czech rights to Lotta Sonninen’s hilarious activity book: The Little Book of Bad Moods for MothersRead more.

Children’s news 

Rahva Raamat has acquired the Estonian rights to The Little Mouse series by Riikka Jäntti. Their 6-book-offer included the upcoming part Little Mouse’s Summer which will be published in 2020.

In SwedenHegas has bought rights to the first two books of Magdalena Hai’s hilarious horror series: The Little Shop of NightmaresRead more.

Emmi Itäranta


Emmi Itäranta (b.1976) holds two MA degrees, one in Drama and another in Creative Writing. Her award-winning debut novel Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja) was published in Finland in 2012 to great accolades, followed by The Weaver (Kudottujen kujien kaupunki) in 2015. Her latest novel The Moonday Letters was published in September 2020.

Itäranta’s writing has been compared to that of Ursula K. Le Guin. Her honours include the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2013, the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize 2012 and first place in the Teos Fantasy and Sci-Fi Literary Contest 2011.

Memory of Water was sold to 21 languages to date, and it has also been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award recognizing the best science fiction novel published in the UK in 2014, and the Golden Tentacle award. In addition, Itäranta has been included on the Honor List of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.

Itäranta’s cv is an eclectic mix of writing-related activities, including stints as a columnist, theatre critic, press officer and dramaturge. Her poems, short stories, articles and essays have appeared in anthologies, film magazines and science fiction magazines in the UK and Finland. She lives in Canterbury, in the United Kingdom.

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, Fitness, 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 8, 5, and 3 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.