Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--July 2016 Issue
We visited Taipei a few weeks ago in order to introduce our backlists together with new titles to local agencies and publishers. We always enjoy working with Taiwanese publishers, as they are one of our most important markets. Our culture, history and of course the language are different, but at the same time we share a lot of common understanding, and this makes our relationship a very close and unique one. On this recent trip, we presented numbers of books on health and beauty. Now we’re hoping to receive good feedback from the people we met in Taipei.
If you have any questions or inquiries about this NEWS Mail, please contact Ms. Shino Kobayashi, Rights Manager(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Before the Coffee Gets Cold has reached 230,000 copies, and is still selling very well!
It’s really rare for us to publish a fiction title, but Before the Coffee Gets Cold, which is a collection of four short stories, is selling very well in our market. First published last December, it has reached sales of 230,000 copies and is still selling well. Translation rights have been sold to China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam so far.
208 pages / April 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
Those who are quick to become emotional should read this.
Irritability, jealousy, anxiety, anger, sorrow, loneliness and impatience are examples of “bad” emotions. We can live each day in a calm, relaxed state as long as we alleviate these feelings. We all experience a number of these persistent and troublesome emotions, for which the author has developed pressure-point brain treatment. Pressing the different pressure points in your hand resets your brain to normal functionality, temporarily helping to manage emotions. This book introduces which pressure points work best for a variety of stressful situations that occur in our daily lives. The book provides a “skeleton map” to help you precisely locate each pressure point on your hand. Every household should have a copy of this book! This is a must-read for those who need more calm in their lives.
Common stresses and their related pressure points discussed in the book include:
Prologue How to get rid of anger and sadness
Chapter 1 Using “pressure-point brain therapy” to alleviate bad emotions
Chapter 2 Seven tips for practicing “pressure-point brain therapy”
Chapter 3 Pressure points that suppress anger and sadness
Chapter 4 Pressure points for improving motivation
I myself was spending each day experiencing anger and anxiety, wondering what I could do to get rid of such feelings when I met Mr. Kato. He told me that in only five seconds, I could remedy bad emotions by pressing on certain pressure points. I’ve been doing that ever since, with excellent results. I highly recommend this book, as it will definitely help you to live your life in peace.
214 pages / April 2016 / 1,400 yen (w/o tax)
A bestselling author talks about an Okinawan spiritual practice in this long-awaited book. Awaken your sixth sense!
Many things happen throughout our lifetime, and they are by no means all happy. There are many times when we feel on the verge of breaking. We keep our bodies running on full as we laugh, cry and get angry. We tend to survive no matter how hard the circumstances, which is a good thing, but it’s difficult to live life that way.
Naohiro Futenma is a famous sixth-sense master based in Okinawa, Japan. He travels around the country teaching the importance of maintaining one’s neutral disposition. We already use our sixth sense unconsciously, so what if we were able to master it? Mr. Futenma says that if we are able to reach a neutral disposition, we will be happy, unattached, have quicker and better judgment, lose our need to quarrel and thus worry less.
Allow this book to help you awaken, polish and better understand how to use your sixth sense.
I first heard about Naohiro Futenma at a lecture given by genius copywriter Kotaro Hisui. Hisui spoke with excitement about “a wonderful doctor in Okinawa,” and my intuition told me that I needed to immediately join Mr. Futenma’s “school of witchcraft” that everyone was talking about. When I met him, Mr. Futenma said, “Choose which cup you will use today. Which chair will you sit in?” I was bewildered by these seemingly random questions. But after thinking about it I realized that these are the kinds of things I never pay attention to. From then on, my excitement continued to grow as my thought process began to change. I learned from Mr. Futenma how to strengthen my sixth sense. There is nothing challenging about it, and anybody can start the process right away. It’s all in this one book. I’d like as many readers as possible to realize the wonder of the sixth sense.