Two new Non-Fiction deals!

With London book fair only a few days away, we are thrilled to announce two new deals for our non-fiction titles! Both deals were closed by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Goldmann acquired the German rights to TIMELESS NORDIC RITUALS: Bringing Purpose and Joy to Modern Life by Reetta Ranta. 

Goldmann are part of the Penguin Random House Group and one of the leading non-fiction & fiction publishers in Germany. They plan to publish TIMELESS NORDIC RITUALS on their Goldmann Body, Mind and Spirit list in spring 2025.

TIMELESS NORDIC RITUALS is a unique selfhelp title inviting readers to reconnect with nature and use
ancient Nordic rituals as a guide throughout the year.

Download the English PDF for TIMELESS NORDIC RITUALS here!

Secondly, CupOfTherapy, book #1 in the internationally bestselling CupOfTherapy series by Antti Ervasti and Matti Pikkujämsä, was acquired by Dutch publisher Balans. 

Balans is an independent house that publishes upmarket non-fiction in the areas of history, science, psychology, current affairs, politics, biography/memoir, philosophy, and nature. Their authors include Phillippa Perry, Julia Samuel, and Irvin D. Yalom. 

The CupOfTherapy series is an easily accessible selfcare series that combines expert advice from psychotherapist Antti Ervasti on how to deal with common struggles and experiences with comforting and humorous illustrations by Matti Pikkujämsä. Rights have been sold to over 20 territories but are still available in e.g., Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Turkey, …

Download the English PDF for CupOfTherapy #1 here!



Rituaalikirja — Etsijän opas
SKS Kirjat, August 2023, 348pp

Rights sold:
FINLAND: SKS Kirjat (orig.)
GERMANY: Goldmann

Reading materials:
English sample & Finnish edition


Gummerus, 2021, 223 pp.

Gummerus, 2020, 223 pp.

Otava, 2017, 112 pp.

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

Reading materials:
Finnish editions
English editions


About author

Antti Ervasti

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

About author

Matti Pikkujämsä

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

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

About author

Reetta Ranta

Reetta Ranta is a storyteller, executive coach and media entrepreneur.  Reetta has worked in various leadership roles over 25 years in media with several startups and media companies including Rabbit Films, Gutsy Animations, The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle. Reetta is the creator, host and producer of the TV series Back to Nature Finland  (‘Metsien kätkemä’), which showcases the gorgeous landscapes, stories, and mythology of Finnish nature. She’s also known for her Sauna Sisters ritual events.