Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--May 2014 Issue
As mentioned several times in earlier issues of NEWS Mail, we have various club activities at Sunmark Publishing. They include some unique ones such as today’s feature, the Meat Club. Members of this club share no serious purpose except just enjoying eating meat! They get together about once a month for delicious meat dishes at a new restaurant that’s received good reviews. Some members also take part in the Running Club, so in their case they can easily maintain a balance of input and output, eating and running. We hope you also take care of the proper balance of activity in your life and fully enjoy this spring season of new growth.
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The U.K. edition of The Life-Changing, Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up ranked 32nd in Amazon U.K. soon after its release!
The U.K. edition of Marie Kondo’s million-seller title, The Life-Changing, Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up (titled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying in the U.K.) was released on April 3rd. Soon after it came out, the author was interviewed by local media including one of the most popular newspapers in the U.K., The Times. Boosted by the publicity, sales quickly increased and soon reached 32nd in the bestseller ranking of Amazon U.K.
U.S. and Italian editions of The Life-Changing, Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up will be published!
At the same time as its successful launch in the U.K., The Life-Changing, Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up received offers from the U.S. and Italy in rapid succession, and contracts for their publication have been signed. Now many publishers in other countries are also showing a lot of interest in the title, so we’re looking forward to even further developments in translated publications of this million-selling book.
175 pages / Oct. 1998 / 1,000 yen (w/o tax)
A compilation of works by the "Prayer Poet," Shinmin Sakamura, who continues to encourage and enhance the lives of many!
Often hailed as “the people’s poet,” Shinmin Sakamura’s simply written poems are deep with emotion and unlimited passion, have touched the hearts of so many, and are highly praised not only in Japan but also internationally.
The fact that his poems including “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way” are carved on over 737 stone monuments located throughout Japan and across every continent except Antarctica can surely be considered a modern miracle and phenomenon.
This anthology spans 50 years of Shinmin Sakamura’s career, with masterpieces carefully selected from over 10,000 poems including “Where There’s a Will,” “There’s a Way,” “Since We Do Not Live Twice,” and “Birds Must Fly,” making this a highly anticipated, definitive work of 128 poems.
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
Since We Do Not Live Twice
The Soles of Your Feet Are Blessed
To Troubled “Ms. S”
Let’s Do Something
It has already been close to 20 years since I first met Mr. Sakamura.
Completely touched and captivated by the world of his poetry, I sent him a letter saying, “Please allow us to publish an anthology of your poetry.”
I paid Mr. Sakamura a visit and spoke with him at his home in Ehime Prefecture, but he declined my offer to publish the book.
However, seemingly due to our persistence he gradually opened up to the idea, and we received a long scroll of Japanese-style paper on which was written, “There has not yet been a compilation of my works published bearing the title of my famous work, ‘Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way.’ I would like you to release it.”
Overwhelmed with joy, when I went back to Mr. Sakamura’s place, tenderstem broccoli was in full bloom on the banks of the nearby Shigenobu River.
Nothing would make me happier than if this book could give even a small amount of courage and strength to people who are struggling and in need of being uplifted.
I would like many people to read this anthology.