Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--February 2019 Issue
Hello, I’m Kanako Kurokawa, a book editor and a staff member in the Rights Department at Sunmark.
What were the biggest topics or events for you in 2018?
I edited six books last year, two of which were translated books.
I learned a lot from each of them, especially the book from Scotland, The 5 Side Effects of Kindness, by David R. Hamilton, PhD, was very impressive.
This is an astonishing book which explains that when we are kind to others, we feel happier and our bodies are healthier because of hormonal activity in our brain.
I want to continue editing interesting books that will touch many readers’ hearts in 2019 too!
If there are any books you’d like to recommend from your country, please let me know.
If you have any questions or inquiries about this NEWS Mail, please contact Ms. Shino Kobayashi, Rights Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nippan, one of the major national distributors in Japan, has released its bestseller list for 2018. We are pleased to have five of our titles on the list, as shown below. We hope to be fortunate in having another good year to report at the end of 2019.
Nippan Bestseller List for 2018
Trade Practical Books
173 pages / October 2018 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
All you need to know about aging gracefully with “slow aging”
Dry hair and skin, wrinkles, blemishes, sagging, menstruation troubles, and pain caused by swelling are all signs of aging.
Do any of these concern you as well?
This book will guide you toward improving both your inner and outer beauty. We can’t avoid getting older, but slowing the effects of aging with slow aging treatment is simple. In Oriental medicine, the idea is to reduce damage done to the kidneys, which control aging, and to our blood, which provides the entire body with moisture and nutrients.
In this book, doctor and chemist Hideaki Ikoshi, who is familiar with both Eastern and Western medicine, provides care methods relating to slow aging that can easily be adopted into your daily routine.
Live your life with ease, and age gracefully after improving your physical health.
Start taking care of your body today, and give your future self the wonderful gift of good health.
■Chapter 1 Two things that facilitate a poor physical condition
■Chapter 2 How to nourish your kidneys
■Chapter 3 How to keep your blood healthy
■Chapter 4 Choosing care methods that match your constitution
■Chapter 5 Incorporate certain foods, pressure point treatment and aromatherapy to pinpoint ailments
The title spoke to me, as I’m always wondering what I can do to feel better physically. It’s hard to wake up in the morning, and I have lower back pain and dry skin. I don’t feel bad enough to visit the doctor, but I’m always wanting to fix some part of my body. This book will help you get rid of such worries for good. The book is filled with dietary and sleep health tips that are so easy to implement in your daily life that I myself have already started. Begin taking steps to easily improve your physical health today.
32 pages / November 2018 / 1,200 yen (w/o tax)
A touching, lifelong bond.
A heartwarming, profound story by picture book author Nobumi.
My dog Gon and I were born on the same day.
We were always together, and he was always there for me.
But when I was in the 6th grade of elementary school, Gon died.
I grew very sad, and I cried a lot.
One day, my dad brought home another dog.
He was born on the day that Gon died.
I decided to keep him and loved him.
A lot of strange things kept happening after that.
The story of my dog and I continued…
Theirs is a touching, lifelong bond.
This is a profound, heartwarming story by picture book author Nobumi.
A long time ago, I had a cat that passed away. Sometime after that I happened to live with another cat. It is strange, but when I looked at him, I could only see the face of my previous cat. They somehow behaved the same way. They also ate and liked the same things. “Surely you’re not a reincarnation of my previous cat,” I remember muttering once while holding it as it purred. Nobody can know whether reincarnation is real or not, but perhaps we have all felt as if we’ve encountered a certain soul before. In his picture book, Nobumi invites us into a fantasy world that teaches us the importance of treasuring all living things.