Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--January 2015 Issue
Thank you for all of your assistance and support in 2014. Sunmark had another wonderful year with some successful titles such as E-Squared from the U.S., which has sold more than 250,000 copies from its release in April, and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, for which the rights have been sold to more than 25 countries, making it a great bestseller. The book’s success was especially remarkable in the U.S., reaching sales of 130,000 copies in a month and being selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon. Since it was such an impressive year, we’ve resolved anew to put further efforts into the rights business, and we hope, too, that we can be of assistance to you in the year 2015.
If you have any questions or inquiries about this NEWS Mail, please contact Mr. Ichiro Takeda, Rights Department (email@example.com).
The Japanese version of E-Squared ranked in the top 10 on the Japanese annual bestseller lists in 2014!
Every year in December, the annual bestseller list of Japanese book sales is announced by TOHAN and NIPPAN, the two biggest book distributors in Japan, and one of the most successful titles from Sunmark in 2014, E-Squared, was on their lists in the Business category. Though it was said that this year’s competition was very keen, the book ranked 5th for TOHAN and 7th for NIPPAN.
189 pages / September, 2014 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
The way to happiness through meeting your soulmate
-Do you know what a soulmate is?
-What does “soulmate” mean to you?
A soulmate is the person you become one with. There is only one person like this in the world, and he/she is the perfect mate.
As a matter of fact, there are rules involved in finding this soulmate and realizing happiness. The nine rules for attracting your soulmate introduced in this book are simple and practical. As long as you follow the daily guidelines, your life will undergo positive change. Following these nine rules will not only lead you to your soulmate, but will also increase your fortune and your power to positively influence others around you. Follow the steps in this book to attract your ultimate partner and experience true love.
– The time has come for you to experience true love with your soulmate
– What’s the difference between true love and infatuation? Seven distinguishing factors of a soulmate
– The nine rules put into practice by those who have found their soulmate
– This is how to recognize your true soulmate! Five characteristics of a “false soulmate”
– They are right under your nose! Five signs you are close to meeting your soulmate
– This is the real thing! Three stages of romance with your soulmate
This was my first experience editing a book that deals with spirituality and romance. Even to someone like myself who is unfamiliar with such spiritual subject matter, this is a great book that is hard to put down.
The book cover is also very attractive!
I had the pleasure of receiving Ms. Kimura’s expert opinion on my own life during the editing process. She gave me various pointers — which I’ve since put into practice — on how to get more in touch with my feminine side to counter my overly strong masculinity.
I wonder when I will finally meet my soulmate.
221 pages / September 2014 / 680 yen(w/o tax)
From the spirit of "Aloha" comes the all-new Hawaiian feng shui!
Derived from Chinese feng shui, Hawaiian feng shui incorporates the spirit of “Aloha” to create a fresh take on this centuries-old philosophy.
Rather than imposing limitations on your lifestyle with instructions on what not to do, Hawaiian feng shui begins by looking at changes you can make in your current environment.
In her book, the author, a feng shui lifestylist and 30-year resident of Hawaii, shows us how we can apply Hawaiian feng shui to transform our environment into a Heaven on earth. You don’t have to be in Hawaii to experience paradise — you have the ability to improve your present circumstances, regardless of place and time.
When you seem to be in a rut and you are struggling to make your personal relationships work, adopting Hawaiian feng shui into your daily life will enable you to experience the serenity and bliss of life in the Hawaiian Islands. The consciousness gained from feng shui, as inherited and adapted by Hawaii, gives you the power to transform your everyday surroundings into your own paradise.
– Begin by learning the true meaning of “Aloha” and “Ohana”
– Why having a room filled with sentimental memorabilia actually reduces your chances of meeting that special someone
– Do you have the tools you need to become who you want to be?
– If you act in this way, happiness will follow! Three rules to practicing happy habits at home
– Hoarding clothing you don’t wear regularly shows a lack of self-confidence
– If your goal is marriage, place colorful objects around your home in pairs
– Four key points in turning your home into the optimal power spot
– Impulse purchases give insight into what you are lacking in life
– How to quickly change a pack rat who dislikes cleaning
– Concrete ways to visualize making your life a paradise
The author, Hiromi Nagata, has a personality that’s as brilliant as the sun itself. Just being with her brightens your mood, because she is such a positive and vibrant person. As she does in the book, Hiromi begins all of her e-mails with “Aloha!” rather than the culturally typical formal greetings used when writing e-mails in Japanese. There is something very refreshing and wonderful about opening an e-mail and seeing the word “Aloha!” for a change. Furthermore, when most people might say, “Let’s have a drink sometime,” Hiromi would say, “Let’s head for paradise!”
In the book, a line reads, “If you say things in a way that is kind to the soul, you will begin to acquire a paradise-like train of thought”; this is the approach that Hiromi has adopted and practices in her daily life. I, myself, was intrigued by the words “paradise-like train of thought” while I was making this book and soon understood that it has to do with feeling refreshed and clearheaded.
Reading this book will enable you to draw on the inspiration offered by this philosophy. Take your first steps toward “making paradise!”