Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE now already sold to 20 territories! Estonian rights sold for WILLPOWER, DETERMINATION, SELF-ESTEEM.

Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE now already sold to 20 territories!

Estonian rights sold for WILLPOWER, DETERMINATION, SELF-ESTEEM.


NOW 20 RIGHTS SOLD FOR A WONDERFUL LIFE!

Serbian publisher Odiseja has pre-empted the rights for Frank Martela’s bestselling A WONDERFUL LIFE, making it the 20th territory where this inspiring title will be published!

Published in the US in March by HarperCollins, Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE has sold already to 20 territories around the world but the rights are still available in Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Denmark, China etc

Ask for the full English pdf by clicking here

ABOUT THE BOOK

Have you ever wondered what makes one’s life meaningful?
Finnish academic and columnist Frank Martela offers 4 simple and well-researched answers to this in his recent non-fiction title A WONDERFUL LIFE:

  1. Connect with yourself by pursuing activities and goals meaningful to you;
  2. Seek places to grow and utilize your areas of mastery;
  3. Connect with others by cultivating intimate relationships;
  4. Do something good for others.

These four sources of meaning are the cornerstones of meaningful existence.


Estonian rights sold for Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela’s WILLPOWER, DETERMINATION, SELF-ESTEEM  – FINNISH PARENTING WITH SISU

How do you turn attitude, strong will, and anger into independence and self-esteem? How to empower your child to manage challenging emotions? Aggression can be a positive driving force: all emotions are great resources if one learns to use them right. This is the Finnish “sisu” that is needed to change the world. Learn more about it in WILLPOWER, DETERMINATION, SELF-ESTEEM.

Ask for the English sample and synopsis by clicking here

We are very happy to announce that the second rights sold for this important parenting title. The future Estonian publisher for the book is Varrak.

Congratulations to the authors and the publishers!

Rights sold for WILLPOWER, DETERMINATION, SELF-ESTEEM 

FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)

ESTONIA: Varrak
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur

 

Rights sold for A WONDERFUL LIFE:

UNITED STATES: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)

CROATIA:
Planetopija
ESTONIA:
Rahva Raamat
FINLAND:
Gummerus
FRANCE:
Editions Leduc.s
GERMANY:
Blessing Verlag
GREECE:
Klidarithmos
JAPAN:
HarperCollins Japan
KOREA:
Across Publishing
LATIN AMERICA:
Ediciones Urano
LITHUANIA:
Obuolys
NETHERLANDS:
Ambo Anthos
NORWAY:
Gursli Berg Forlag
POLAND:
Czarna Owca
ROMANIA:
Editura Humanitas
RUSSIA:
Bombora
SERBIA:
Odiseja
SPAIN:
Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)
TAIWAN:
Crown
TURKEY:
Orman Kitap

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.

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).

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).

Non-Fiction Frankfurt deals for A WONDERFUL LIFE and FINNISH PARENTING BOOK

We are thrilled to announce a Japanese sale for Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence. HarperCollins Japan acquired the rights for publication in 2020.

In the US and English speaking territories HarperCollins US will publish the book in March 2020. Read more in here. – Part prescriptive and part armchair philosophy book, A Wonderful Life, is accessible to everyone from the well-read scholar to the apprentice as well as anyone curious about how to extract the greatest meaning and sense of purpose from their existence.

What is the meaning in life? That is e a universal question which everyone has considered once at least. Obviously, Japan is no exception. And this title digs into the theme deeply and is very readable. We are really happy to bring this title to the Japanese readers.
– Risa Matsushita, Editor, HarperCollins Japan

About the author:
Frank Martela, PhD., is an academic researcher who is a leading expert in the topics of the meaning in life, happiness, and human well-being.
He has collaborated with key experts of these topics and presented his research at universities on four continents, including Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of Edinburgh.
He is a popular lecturer and currently a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University, Finland.


Finnish parenting and early education is world-famous! We are very excited to announce that in Germany, Droemer Knaur pre-empted German rights to Raisa Cacciatore’s and Erja Korteniemi-Poikela’s FINNISH PARENTING WITH SISU: Will-Power, Determination, Self-Esteem.

This important parenting book describes how to turn your child’s anger into an asset: how do you turn attitude, strong will and anger into independence and self-esteem? How can you empower your child
to manage challenging emotions, overcome disappointments and fight productively? Useful for us adults as well! In Finland, Minerva published the book in September 2019 to great reviews!

About the authors:
Raisa Cacciatore is a child psychiatrist, with special competence in adolescent health, and specialist physician. She provides training for professionals and parents, and has written many textbooks and works of nonfiction.
Erja Korteniemi-Poikela is a midwife, public health nurse, sexual counsellor and nonfiction author, who has published several books on sex education and self-esteem.

A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
Harper Design, March 2020, 200 pp.

Rights sold: 
FINLAND:
Gummerus
ESTONIA:
Rahva Raamat
JAPAN:
HarperCollins Japan
KOREA:
Across Publishing
NETHERLANDS:
Ambo Anthos
RUSSIA:
Eksmo/Bombora
UNITED STATES (WE):
HarperCollins/Harper Design

 

FINNISH PARENTING WITH SISU: Will-Power, Determination, Self-Esteem
Minerva, September 2019, 200 pp

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Minerva (orig.)
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur

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.

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).

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).

Hungarian deals for The Soul of Finnish Sauna and Love, Joy, Courage

We are excited to share more good news from the Happiest Country in the World:

For the second year in a row, Finland is no. 1 in the World Happiness Report 2019 (link here), and two wonderful non-fiction books were sold today in Hungary to Scolar Kiadó.

NBC News published this wonderful article explaining what other countries can learn from Finland (here) – and these two books are here to bring Finnish well-being and parenting all around the world!

The Soul of Finnish Sauna: Wellness, Health and Happiness by Carita Harju, the founder of Sauna from Finland, reveals the secrets and health & happiness benefits of Finnish sauna, which can be used in saunas everywhere in the world.

About the author:
Carita Harju founded the organization Sauna from Finland in 2010 to do concrete work to raise awareness of the potential of Finnish saunas, promote the export of saunas, and commercialize sauna innovations: the organization’s mission is to create the world’s best sauna experiences. She is the #1 expert on Finnish saunas.


Finnish parenting is world-famous: Love, Joy, and Courage – Steps Toward Sexual Maturityexplains how to talk to children, young adults and teenagers about love and sexuality with warm empathy.
 
About the authors:
Raisa Cacciatore is a child psychiatrist, adolescent health specialist, expert physician, and a certified EMDR therapist. She provides training for professionals and parents, and has written many textbooks and works of nonfiction.
Erja Korteniemi-Poikela is a midwife, public health nurse, sexual counselor, and a nonfiction author, who has published several books on sex education and self-esteem.

The Soul of Finnish Sauna

Rights Sold:
HUNGARY, Scolar
JAPAN, Toyo Keiza

 

Love, Joy, Courage – Steps Toward Sexual Maturity

Rights Sold:
FINLAND, Minerva (orig.)
HUNGARY, Scolar

Carita Harju


Carita Harju has always enjoyed saunas and takes a sauna with her family nearly every day. In 2010, she founded Sauna from Finland, because she felt that there was simply not enough discussion of saunas, especially from the perspective of health and wellness. Also, saunas had acquired a “macho” reputation, and that they were not being discussed from perspectives that would interest women. The organization’s mission is to create the world’s best sauna experiences and she loves her work because it allows her to advance an idea that she is personally so passionate about.

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).