Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--January 2014 Issue

201401We’re very grateful to you for the support you gave us in 2013. The first working day of 2014 will be on January 6th, and it will be a special day for the members of Sunmark’s Early Riser Club. This club is a voluntary group of staff members who like to make effective use of morning time. Starting three years ago, it has become a kind of tradition for them to come to the office early in the morning on the year’s first work day, and they visit a nearby shrine together to pray for happiness and success in the New Year. We also hope that the year will turn out to be the happiest and the best for you.

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Topic of the Month

Three of our titles ranked in the top places in the Japanese annual bestseller list in 2013!

In December of 2013, the annual bestseller list of Japanese book sales was announced by NIPPAN, one of the leading publication distributors in Japan, and three of our hit titles were selected in the Business category. 51 Keys to Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow by Matsuo Iwata, which has sold more than 290,000 copies, ranked 4th; Kaiji: All-Important Money Talk by Taichi Kogure, which has sold more than 140,000 copies, ranked 10th; and what is most worthy of special mention is that A Compass to Fulfillment by Kazuo Inamori, which was originally published in 2004 and reached over 1 million copies in its 10th year, ranked 6th.

Hot Titles

People and Money

by Hitori Saito


169 pages / October 2013 / 1,600 yen (w/o tax)

Master businessman and Japan's top taxpayer Hitori Saito shares what you need to know about interpersonal relationships and money.


Everyone worries about interpersonal relationships and money. According to Hitori Saito, good people are the most clueless about these things. So, how do you deal with those worries?
Pairing such unlikely themes in a single book is unusual even for Mr. Saito. People who want to solve whatever problems may arise in their lives in the coming year and start out with a new attitude should definitely read this book.
“Some people are said to be ‘good.’ They are kind and friendly to everyone, and they always provide help to people who need it. They are loving and wonderful people. But are they successful in everything they do? Unfortunately, the answer is no. We find here a message from God: While it’s important to be a good person, there are other things you have to learn about. Well, then, what are they? Money and interpersonal relationships.” (From the Introduction)

From the table of contents

Chapter 1: This is just for the “good people”!
Magic rules about money

Chapter 2: “Good people” can turn things around
Magic rules for the workplace

Chapter 3: “Good people” shouldn’t be taken for fools!
Magic rules about interpersonal relationships

Chapter 4: “Good people” should especially be happy!
Magic rules for grasping your own good fortune

From the editor

Mr. Saito always entertains our readers with various topics. When I received the manuscript for this book, I was honestly surprised because it is about interpersonal relationships and money, themes he had not written about before. He is able to write about these themes because for some time he has advocated the compatibility of emotional happiness and financial success. This book is packed with eye-opening subjects and ideas.


Hitori Saito

Mr. Saito is the founder of Ginza Marukan and is the highest-paying taxpayer in Japan. He was in the top 10 highest taxpayers for 12 consecutive years starting in 1993, setting a new record. While high taxpayers mostly deal in real estate and stock offerings, Mr. Saito’s case is unusual because all of his tax is on business income. He has published many books about combining emotional happiness with financial success. His main works include The Power of Subtle Differences, Insight (both by Sunmark); Top Shape, The Road to Happiness, Heaven on Earth (Longsellers); Success Methods Written by a Weirdo (Sogo Horei); and This Will Never Grow Old (Makino) among others.

A Book of Sacred Images That Will Increase Your Luck

by Ere Maria


188 pages / October 2013 / 940 yen (w/o tax)

More and more people are experiencing miracles!
Happiness can come to you too!


Koya and Akiko Yamakawa, both translators of numerous international bestsellers, highly recommend this beautiful book.
It contains pictures of many sacred or legendary entities, including angels, fairies, dragons, the Chinese phoenix, Pegasus, unicorns, dolphins, mermaids and goddesses.
All the paintings are by author Ere Maria, whose inspiration came from these very sacred sources.

That’s why the drawings of sacred beings exude such powerful energy.
So, it follows that magical luck comes to the people who see these paintings.
You can put this book in your bag or carry it like an amulet. You can also close your eyes and open a page to receive the message and energy you need to get you through the day.
So turn the page and connect with the world of the divine.

From the table of contents

If you write it down, it will come true! — My wish list

From the editor

I first saw Ere Maria’s drawings about seven or eight years ago on a poster for an event. Since then, I have felt that her paintings have a sense of spirituality, yet they are still charming and very beautiful. I’ve always wanted to publish a book with her works, but I wasn’t sure about what direction the book should take. This year, I got a sudden impulse to produce a book with unicorns and Pegasus, and that was when I got the idea for a book with a collection of Ere Maria’s works. This is a powerful book with not just unicorns and Pegasus but also many other sacred entities!


Ere Maria

Ere Maria is an angelic healing energy artist. She receives energy and messages from sacred beings such as the Virgin Mary and angels, and then paints pictures that pass on happiness in sacred waves.
She started working as a real artist in 2000, using the name Lala Mariko. On February 1, 2008, she changed her name to Ere Maria to match the change in energy that she felt within herself. Ere Maria means “the light of Lemuria.”
She holds solo exhibitions, spiritual workshops and sessions around the country. In October 2011, with the guidance of angels, she was able to have a solo exhibition in Paris, something she had wanted to do for a long time. Many of her sacred paintings have been published in books and magazines, for example, in Making a Home Where Angels Land (Sogo Horei). Oracle cards with her works, such as Gaia Oracle Cards and Galaxy Oracle Cards (produced by Visionary Company), are also available.