Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--April 2018 Issue
Hello, I’m Taku-bou, a staff member in Sunmark’s Editorial Department.
I’m a person who isn’t good at some things, especially getting up early in the morning. Every time I tried to overcome this weakness, the challenge just ended in failure.
Recently, following the advice one of my friends gave me, I’ve started practicing what’s called “caffeine control.” Have you ever heard of it?
Basically, as far as I’ve checked, it means being careful every day not to take in too much caffeine from such things as coffee, tea and chocolate. After reading some books about it, what I’m specifically trying these days is not to drink or eat even a bit of them after 2:00 p.m. After that time, I choose herb tea instead of coffee.
After a week of doing this, I’ve already begun feeling much better than before, especially in the morning hours. I rarely feel like “Oh…I want to sleep more” when I wake up.
I’m surprised at the change I’ve experienced in this short term, and now I realize how directly our body reacts to what we take into it.
My challenge continues, so please let me know if you have any recommendation for herb teas or caffeine-free diets.
If you have any questions or inquiries about this NEWS Mail, please contact Ms. Shino Kobayashi, Rights Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We’re attending the forthcoming London Book Fair 2018.
Since we had productive meetings with publishers in London and nearby EU countries at last year’s London Book Fair, we decided to visit again this year with three of our staff members. Our editor-in-chief will attend the fair with us for the first time. We’re looking forward to being introduced to exciting new candidates for our future translation works, and in the meantime we’d love to introduce our latest bestsellers to them. If any of you are interested in meeting us in London, please do let us know!
An article on Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits ran in the New York Times on February 23rd, and you can see it here:
The book quickly ranked #1 in “Yoga & Stretching” at Amazon.com after this great New York Times review was published, and it still was in that position as of February 28th.
223 pages / January 2018 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
Rethink your diet to improve the quality and quantity of blood circulation!
Blood circulation is the foundation of human health.
Many people have health conditions that are a result of poor circulation.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the term “blood” refers to a general concept that includes things like nutrition and hormones. When you have a low amount of blood, your nutrition and hormonal count are also low, meaning the quality of your blood is low as a whole. With unhealthy blood comes poor circulation.
But it’ll be okay!
The quality and amount of our blood is influenced by what we eat. In other words, our blood can only be made from what we eat. This means if we change our eating habits, we can easily improve our circulation. What and how should we eat in order to improve circulation and live happy, healthy lives?
The author of the best-selling Good Blood Flow Can Resolve Everything, and a 4th-generation traditional Chinese medicine specialist who works at the more than 90-year-old pharmacy on the road to Izumo Temple, provides clear and easy explanations about how to achieve this.
Chapter 1 Improving circulation helps your heart and body work better
Chapter 2 A one-week dinner fast will clean your stomach and improve circulation
Chapter 3 How bowel movements affect your circulation
Chapter 4 What ingredients to choose, and how to eat to avoid contaminating the blood
Chapter 5 Make use of seasonal changes to support circulation
Chapter 6 Eating is living
The new book from the author of the best-selling Good Blood Flow Can Resolve Everything is finally here! His second book tackles the topic of food and what we should be eating in order to improve our circulation. Many think that changing the way you eat means giving up foods you love, exercising restraint, or taking supplements, but everything in this book is much simpler than that! I’ve also started trying out his methods myself.
173 pages / December 2017 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
The latest book from TV star “Bazooka” Okada.
Everything you need to know about muscle training is here.
I got into muscle training by referring to information on the Internet but experienced no changes to my body.
Going to a fitness gym helped you lose weight, but missing some days brought the weight right back?
You want big shoulders, but they aren’t getting any bigger?
Working the same muscle exercises over and over can be either 0% or 100% effective. A lack of knowledge and technique can be a huge waste of time and effort.
Doing muscle training without the information in this book puts you at a disadvantage. Okada’s knowledge of anatomy, muscle physiology and physical therapy has helped train top athletes and others of all ages.
If you’re a beginner, you can start out with good form. But even if you’re experienced, you’ll be able to feel the difference between right and wrong and get more results from your training.
The benefits of Takashi Okada’s techniques speak for themselves, and it takes only 5 minutes in your own home, without any equipment. Using the QR code provided, you can watch videos to confirm your technique and quickly acquire your ideal body.
Chapter 1 You need technique to get fast results
Chapter 2 How to quickly fill out your muscles
Chapter 3 Must-know muscle basics
Chapter 4 How to shave off body fat
Having played sports continuously since my school days, and having edited numerous books about training, I thought I had at least basic knowledge of muscle training. That confidence was soon lost after I starting collecting data for this book. I was constantly shocked by what I didn’t know and what I hadn’t been doing properly. Then, after one month of trying the training methods introduced in this book, my favorite jacket felt tight due to a change in my upper-body size. It’s true that being thin from the beginning may have made such a transformation easy for me, but I was ecstatic to realize that 5 minutes a day can have an effect even on somebody in their mid-40s.