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).

The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers sold to Czech Republic!

We are thrilled to announce that Euromedia has acquired Czech rights to  The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers! This is the third foreign rights sale for this Finnish bestseller.

What an excellent title to publish the next Mother’s day in your home country! 
Request reading materials clicking here.


Praise for ”The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers”:

A refreshing book for many mothers who are sick of the ubiquitous and required positive thinking about life with the little ones. This hilarious therapeutic book is a safe haven where they are free to admit that sometimes motherhood simply sucks.
– Alexandra Fraisova, Foreign Rights Manager, Euromedia, Czech Republic

I am delighted that Bloomsbury will be publishing The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers. It’s funny, smart and cathartic – and it promises to be the most outrageous parenting book of 2020
– Xa Shaw Stewart, Commissioning Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing UK

I fell in love with The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers at first sight! Its gorgeous humour will appeal to all mothers. Lotta Sonninen and Piia Aho hit the nail on the head. We are very thrilled to publish this book at Knaur!
– Ilka Heinemann, Editor Non-Fiction, Droemer Knaur, Germany


Let’s face it: motherhood, in all its glory, gives you so many reasons for bad moods. From stretch marks to all-consuming guilt, from toddler to tantrums to teenage sulks – sometimes you wish you could just put a break and put it all on the moon. This taboo-breaking adult activity book encourages all Mothers to vent safely.

Suitable for all Mothers, from those with screaming babies to those with intolerable grownup children!

Request reading materials clicking here.

Rights sold: The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers

FINLAND: Otava (Orig. publisher)
UK: Bloomsbury
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
CZECH REPUBLIC: Euromedia

Rights sold: The Little Book of Bad Moods 

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
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
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.

UK rights to Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods, Estonian rights to The Women I Think About at Night and Russian rights to Love, Joy & Courage sold!

We are delighted to announce new nonfiction deals for our bestselling The Women I Think About at NightThe Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers, and our new hands-on parenting guide; Love, Joy & Courage. Steps Toward Sexual Maturity.

Mia Kankimäki’s narrative non-fiction about the female explorers and artists who have gotten lost in the history has been sold to 7 foreign territories now when Varrak acquired the Estonian rights to The Women I Think About at Night.

”Kankimäki is a modern day Indiana Jones. Instead of a whip she strikes with her pen!”
– Luettua elämää blog


The Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods by Lotta Sonninen was published in Finland last week, and has started strong as two big publishers have acquired the translational rights. Today we can confirm that Bloomsbury will proudly continue to be Lotta Sonninen’s UK publisher, and last week Droemer Knaur bough the German rights.

“I am delighted that Bloomsbury will be publishing The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers. It’s funny, smart and cathartic – and it promises to be the most outrageous parenting book of 2020”
– Xa Shaw Stewart, Commissioning Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing UK


Love, Joy and Courage – Steps Toward Sexual Maturity by Raisa Cacciatore and Erja Korteniemi-Poikela is also a book for parents, but instead of jokes and bad mood it shares the secrets of world-famous Finnish parenting, has practical exercises and step-to-step guidance for how to talk to your children, teenagers and young adults about sexuality. The Russian rights were sold to Bombora, and previously Scolar acquired the Hungarian rights.

Rights sold:
The Women I Think About at Night

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros Media/Motto
ESTONIA: Varrak
GERMANY: btb Verlag/RandomHouse
LITHUANIA: Gelmes Publishing
NETHERLANDS: Uitgeverij Orlando
RUSSIA: Eksmo Publishing
US: Simon & Schuster (North American rights)

 

Rights sold:
The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
UK: Bloomsbury

 

 

Rights sold:
Love, Joy, Courage. Steps Toward Sexual Maturity.

FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
HUNGARY: Scolar
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.

Mia Kankimäki


Mia Kankimäki is the author of two best-selling books which blend travelogue, memoir, biography and women’s history. After taking a master’s degree in comparative literature at the University of Helsinki and working diligently in Finnish publishing, in 2010 she left her job and traveled to Japan to write her first book. Her books have received several literary awards, for example the Best Travel Book of the year 2013, the HelMet Award 2015, and Otava Book Foundation’s Non Fiction Award 2020. She currently lives in Helsinki, Finland, whenever she’s not traveling for her next book project.

Mia has been enthusiastic about Japanese culture for years, and is a qualified ikebana teacher of the Sogetsu school. Her first book Things That Make One’s Hear Beat Faster took her to Kyoto where she has spent long periods of writing and making research ever since. Kankimäki’s second book The Women I Think About at Night has sold over 36,000 copies in Finland and the translation rights have been sold to 15 territories, including USA and China.

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).

The Little Book of Bad Moods widely featured in Finland’s biggest daily newspaper

The Little Book of Bad Moods by Lotta Sonninen and illustrator Piia Aho has taken the world by a storm! It has been sold to 31 territories, and the sequel, The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothersis out in Finland this week  – right in time for Mother’s Day.
Rights to the Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods have already been sold to Germany / Droemer Kraur!

The international hype has been noticed by Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest paper in Finland, and they made a wide feature of Lotta Sonninen and her two Bad Moods books.

The Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods was complimented for how it breaks the idea of motherhood being only blissful and how you are never allowed to say anything bad about your own children. The book helps you acknowledge that mothers can have bad days too – and that you can laugh at your own crankiness later!

Read here (in Finnish): Helsingin Sanomat newspaper on Lotta Sonninen and the Little Book of Bad Moods


Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods:
Let’s face it: motherhood, in all its glory, gives you so many reasons for bad moods. From stretch marks to all-consuming guilt, from toddler tantrums to teenage sulks – sometimes you wish you could put just press pause and put it all on hold, but you can’t. This taboo-breaking adult activity book encourages all mothers to vent safely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rights sold: The Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods

FINLAND: Otava (Orig.)
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur

 

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
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
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.

Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods sold to Germany

It’s time to get cranky again! We all know the international bestseller The Little Book of Bad Moods by Lotta Sonninen(sold to 31 territories!). It is our pleasure to announce the sequel, right in time for Mother’s Day: The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers!

We are thrilled to announce that Droemer Knaur has acquiredGerman rights to the The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers! This marks the first foreign sales to this soon-to-be-bestseller.

I fell in love with The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers at first sight! Its gorgeous humour will appeal to all mothers. Lotta Sonninen and Piia Aho hit the nail on the head. We are very thrilled to publish this book at Knaur!
– Ilka Heinemann, Editor Non-Fiction, Droemer Knaur

 


Let’s face it: motherhood, in all its glory, gives you so many reasons for bad moods. From stretch marks to all-consuming guilt, from toddler tantrums to teenage sulks – sometimes you wish you could put just press pause and put it all on hold, but you can’t. This taboo-breaking adult activity book encourages all mothers to vent safely, continuing the cranky path of the international bestsellerThe Little Book of Bad Moods.

Suitable for all mothers, from those with screaming babies, to those with intolerable grownup children!

Rights sold: The Little Book of Bad Moods

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
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
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.