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

201403Two months have already gone by like a flash this year. Here in Tokyo, it snowed heavily on a couple of weekends, and both times, many people were inconvenienced because public transportation was delayed or stopped.
Sometimes the snow causes this kind of trouble, but on the other hand, it can be a special present for people like members of Sunmark’s Winter Sports Club. There are more than ten people in this club including sales staff members from local areas. They get together at a ski resort on holidays and enjoy skiing or snowboarding. Our president often reminds us that it’s important to have some hobbies outside of work, so the club’s activities are a good chance for the members to refresh themselves in order to be ready to perform well on weekdays.

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Experience the Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up Every Day by Marie Kondo has sold more than 140,000 copies in just one month!

The third book by Marie Kondo, the author of the million-seller series The Life-Changing, Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up, was released at the beginning of January, and in just a month it has already sold 140,000 copies. Unlike the first two titles in the series, it includes a lot of beautiful illustrations along with practical tips, so an even wider range of people can easily enjoy reading this book and practicing “The Magic of Cleaning Up”.

The English version of The Life-Changing, Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up is about to be released in the U.K.!

We’ve made the important decision that Marie Kondo’s first title, which has sold more than 1.4 million copies in Japan, would be translated into English and released by Ebury Publishing in the U.K. this spring. The book has already achieved great sales in Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and China, and now we’re looking forward to one more milestone in yet another country–the U.K. this time.

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