Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--October 2016 Issue

Sunmark Publishing is attending this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair, which will be held from October 19th to 23rd, 2016.  Unlike last year and some other years when there were more than 10 people from our company attending the fair, there will be only two of us this year, but it will be very nice meeting you at the fair!201610

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Topic of the Month

Good Blood Flow Can Resolve Everything sells well in Japan

Good Blood Flow Can Resolve Everything, which was first published in March 2016, is still selling well in Japan.  It has reached 150,000 copies, and we hope it will go to 200,000 within this year.  Since the topic “blood flow” was a very new concept in our domestic market, the author has been interviewed by multiple media and appeared on TV shows.  Rights have been sold to Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand so far.

Hot Titles

Deciding What Not to Do

by Akira Iguchi

ISBN978-4-7631-3565-0 C0030

233 pages / July 2016 / 1,400 yen (w/o tax)

Decide what you shouldn’t do first before succeeding in what you want to do the most.


The author of this book has gained international recognition as a seminar speaker, giving thousands of presentations in many countries including Japan, the USA, Taiwan, Singapore and South Africa. His new book answers the age-old question, “What are the differences between those who succeed and those who don’t succeed?”
I have goals and dreams, but I can’t reach them. I make the effort to go to study groups and seminars, but nothing changes. I’m not getting any closer to where I want to be. Many people have these worries. With these people in mind, author Akira Iguchi travels the world each year teaching hundreds of people a simple way to change their lives.
Changing your life, put simply, is about “deciding what not to do.”
Before being able to act on what you want to accomplish, it’s important to think about what you shouldn’t be doing.  Without exception, people who unconsciously spend all of their energy thinking about what they should do steer further and further from success. If we could keep ourselves from wasting energy on needless things, we’d be able to focus more on what we want and allow success to naturally come our way.

Successful people are always “monotasking” rather than “multitasking,” and MIT Professor Earl Miller’s research has proven monotasking to be more productive. This book discusses how we are prone to waste time, money, relationships and information, and points out exactly what we shouldn’t be wasting our energy on.
Be one of the hundreds of changed lives by giving this book a chance. The effectiveness of not doing things will surprise you.
I decided not to watch the TV shows I recorded for later, and not to eat dinner after 9 PM. I always felt lazy in the mornings and it took me a while to gather the energy to work, but now it’s much easier to get going. (Man)

I stopped making excuses, watching TV, having short and meaningless hangouts with friends, and associating with negative people. After that, I started to appreciate my parents and others who’ve supported me more. I started to get even more support from those around me, and I even received a job as a lecturer! I am finally able to do what I say I’m going to do. (Woman)

From the table of contents

Chapter 1: Life is about choosing what you won’t do

– Why you can’t succeed even after writing down your goals

– Don’t become a punctured plastic bottle!

– How my TOEIC score went from 300 to 900 in just half a year

– Stop multitasking immediately

Chapter 2: Things to stop doing to quit wasting time

– Don’t be controlled by another person’s schedule

– Don’t change lunch and dinner locations depending on the day

– Don’t stay out for extra drinks

– Don’t start the day with easy or clerical tasks

Chapter 3: Things to stop doing to not worry about personal relationships

– Don’t talk to your coworkers about your work troubles

– Reserve enough energy for your marriage

– Don’t accept friend requests on Facebook

– Don’t worry about a low “strength of communication”

Chapter 4: Things to stop doing to not be controlled by money

– Don’t fall prisoner to the biggest wasteful expenditure of saving money

– Don’t look for bargains at the supermarket

– Don’t wait in line at the theme park

– Don’t rely on chance meetings to broaden your connections

Chapter 5: Things to stop doing to not be restrained by information

– Don’t read the newspaper like a typical businessperson

– Don’t listen to the morning news weather report or horoscope

– Don’t do exercises like walking or jogging

From the editor

With Akira Iguchi already being a bestselling author, and this book being a culmination of his career’s work, our goal was to have at least 100,000 people read it. This really fired up our passion for creating the book. In order to make it the most important one of his career, Iguchi put all he had into writing it. After meeting with each other over and over again, we finally finished! Comments such as, “This is good enough to be my posthumous masterpiece” were most pleasing to hear. It always makes me very happy to receive positive feedback from the readers of books I work on, and positive comments from the author are just as exciting. There is evidence in the book of the author’s efforts, which makes me confident that it will change the lives of readers.


Akira Iguchi

Akira Iguchi is the representative director of RITZ CONSULTING PTE. LTD. He was born in Tokyo, but currently resides in Los Angeles. He changed schools five times during his formative years due to being bullied in his middle and high school days. With an overwhelming feeling that his life wasn’t worth living, he decided to go study abroad in New York at the age of 20 to escape his problems with friends and family. With an interest in improving the quality of his life, he studied personal development, psychology and performance studies, but depression and a suicide attempt forced him to return to Japan. With the little strength he had left, he managed to create his own business after starting an English seminar. After realizing the importance of monotasking and saving time, he was able to achieve continued success in his business and related investments. In recent years, since starting as a seminar lecturer and coach, he’s become one of the top global speakers, holding seminars in front of thousands of people in Japan as well as countries like the USA, Taiwan, Singapore and South Africa. In between providing guidance in this way to more than 10,000 people every year, he stays connected with the more than 150,000 followers of his mail magazine and Facebook account. He has sold over 200,000 copies of his books, which include You Can Give Up On 90% of Your Life (Subarusya) and A Mentor Will Define 90% of Your Life (KANKI PUBLISHING INC.)

A Woman’s Fate Changes with Her Hair

by Yumi Sato

ISBN978-4-7631-3563-6 C0030

191 pages / June 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)

Japan’s first essay on the importance of a woman’s hair. Instantly change your fate and people’s impression of you.


You’d probably be surprised if someone told you that 70% of Japanese women are disadvantaged by their hairstyle. Author Yumi Sato, who has worked for 15 years as a fashion magazine hairstylist, says that hair is much more important than clothing or makeup. The reason is how a woman is perceived is determined by her hair. The beauty salon is always the first place fashion magazine editors take new models. Even personal stylists will take them to a salon first, because the first order of business is to change the model’s hairstyle to make them look more hip. Depending on how your hair is styled, the impression people have of you will greatly change. Your hairstyle can be arranged to make you look thinner, younger, more hardworking and sexier.

In other words, if you don’t get your hair in order, you will continue to give off a bad impression! You won’t be able to easily alter your persona or become more like those whom you strive to be. Therefore, start by changing your hairstyle to become the real you! Compared with clothing and makeup, changing your hairstyle takes the least amount of time and brings powerful results.
What’s important is not to choose a hairstyle that suits you but one that represents the person you imagine yourself to become. Whether you want trust, more income, marriage, a youthful look, a feeling of importance or just to be the most stylish mom in the room, choosing a hairstyle that fits your personal image will give you the results you want.
Your hair is with you at all times — 24 hours a day — even after you undress and take off your makeup. Women around the world who possess an aura of beauty know this, and they never cut corners when it comes to their hair.

Changing your appearance will change the way others treat you and is the quickest, most reliable way to change your personality and improve your luck.

From the table of contents

Chapter one: Your hair is most of your face

– Your beautiful aura resides in your hair

– One centimeter off your bangs is more noticeable than 20 centimeters off the rest of your hair

– Make your head appear smaller to improve your figure

– How to look three kilos lighter

Chapter two: Your hair is most of your character

– Choose the hair you want over the hair that suits you

– Don’t hide your insecurities

– Avoid long hair to break away from the norm

– How to get the best out of your salon visit

Chapter three: Your hair is most of your sex appeal

– Beautiful hair reveals your true DNA

– Try out the “cent.FORCE style” that men love the most

– Let your hair make you look great when you don’t feel great

– Remove clutter when it comes to romance and your hair

Chapter four: Your hair is most of your age

– Don’t wash your hair with shampoo

– Shampoo at night instead of in the morning for healthier hair

– You have “hair that controls how old you look”

– Look five years younger by adding volume

Conclusion: Your hair is most of your vitality

From the editor

I also worry about my hair and which parts of my face I want to hide. I had unruly hair and often embarrassedly attended school without styling it. I don’t know many times I’ve wondered how different my life would have been if I had had beautiful hair. Almost everybody worries about their hair. I heard a lot of different worries while making this book, and I made sure to include a large amount of concrete advice in the finished product. With the help of Yumi Sato and others, we were able to fill this book with powerful advice.
We received a lot of heart-warming feedback from readers who said they were actually moved to tears by this practical book. Thanks to this book, I was also able to gain more self-confidence and confidence in my hair. Make this book a part of your life, rethink the importance of your hair, and regain your self-confidence.


Yumi Sato

Yumi Sato is Japan’s first writer and editor on hair. She was born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1976. She worked as a hair stylist for fashion magazines and hair catalogues for 15 years, doing over 2,000,000 haircuts in 40,000 different styles. Around 20,000 beauticians in Japan have attended her lectures (that’s one out of every 20 beauticians in the country), and professionals consider her to be the most knowledgeable about hair presentation. Her involvement in the industry is widespread. She is a judge for Japan’s largest hairstyle photo contest and the chief editor for UNIQUE PIECE, a hairstyle and haircare information site aimed at women in their 40s. She also acts as an advisor to beauty salons and for the selling of haircare and styling products. In recent years, she has been focusing mainly on women’s hair, introducing people to beauty salons that match their needs.