Celebrating our latest translation deals! ブラボー! Viva! μπράβο!

September 19, 2018

Helping an author find their voice is such a rewarding experience, and when that voice reverberates around the globe, we can’t help but get a little excited. If you see us all doing a little happy dance here at Page Two, it’s because we’re celebrating the latest translation rights deals secured by our fantastic translation rights associate, Stephanie Sinclair of Transatlantic Agency, and her network of international co-agents:

More success for The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier

  • Greek rights to Papasotiriou Publishing
  • Portuguese rights to Lua de Papel
  • Thai rights to Nokhook
  • Brazilian rights to Sextante
  • Mongolian rights to Gerelmaa Partners


Exactly What to Say by Phil Jones

  • Arabic rights to Jarir Books


How to Wash a Chicken by Tim Calkins

  • Japanese rights to CCC Media House

If you’d like to see your book added to our list of translation deals, get in touch at

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Dr. David G. Harper, Cancer Researcher and Health Educator

September 19, 2018

David HarperWe are thrilled to share that we are working with Dr. David Harper on his forthcoming book, BioDiet, a science- and evidence-based exploration of the ketogenic diet.

Harper is an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and a visiting scientist with the BC Cancer Research Centre, where he has been investigating the therapeutic benefits of ketogenic diets for chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dr. Harper has been following a low carbohydrate diet for six years, and has consequently lost twenty-seven pounds of body fat and attained a biological age half his chronological age. As part of his research, he has counselled hundreds of people, helping them reverse obesity and chronic diseases with consistent, impressive results.

Harper is also on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition, a member of the Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition, CEO of the Discovery Foundation, president of Pacific BioVentures, a technology-based consulting company, and the director of innovation and entrepreneurship at UFV. He is the author of the bestseller Investing in Biotech: How to Profit from the Biopharmaceutical Revolution.

In BioDiet: The Scientifically Proven, Ketogenic Way to Lose Weight, Improve Health and Increase Vitality, the author explains why the ketogenic diet works, why this lifestyle choice is a long-term solution for many chronic illnesses, and how to safely adopt one. BioDiet is set to be released through Page Two Books in March next year.

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The Ten Fundamentals of Healthier Living—Without the Fuss, Fads, and False Claims

September 17, 2018

Vineet Nair - Healthier YouIn this time of increased life expectancy and superfood fads, how can we adopt a healthier lifestyle without being duped by dietary trends and false health claims? Page Two author Dr. Vineet Nair, a physician and adjunct professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, shares his expertise on what healthy living—without the fuss and noise—really means in his book coming out on September 18, Healthier You: A Family Doctor’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Better Living.

Since starting his multi-disciplinary medical clinic, the Core Family Health Centre, in 2003, Dr. Nair has been passionate about primary care and the big picture outlook on health and healthy lifestyles. With all the conflicting information about what food to eat, which exercise regime is best, and how many hours of sleep is ideal, becoming “healthy” can feel like an overwhelming chore—or worse, an impossible feat. Life can be confusing and hectic, but Dr. Nair strongly believes that becoming healthier doesn’t need to be, and it’s possible for everyone to become healthier by taking a common-sense approach and focusing your time and energy on the essential.

In Healthier You, Dr. Nair breaks down healthier living into ten fundamentals, from eating well to moving your body to being happier. The physician highlights the value of thinking critically when considering health claims in general and also the value of supplements specifically. His break down of a healthier lifestyle into proven actions and effective strategies will empower readers to bring about positive change and become healthier—all the while ignoring all the expensive, time-consuming, inconvenient, and sometimes dangerous practices and products that don’t work.

Healthier You: A Family Doctor’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Better Living is a book for every reader who wants to not just live longer, but live better for longer.

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This computer scientist is replacing fairy-tale princesses with female engineers

September 12, 2018

Komal SinghWhat do you do if you’re a successful female software engineer at Google, and your four-year-old daughter tells you: “Engineers are boys”? For self-proclaimed techie Komal Singh, the solution was to pick up her pen. Her first children’s book, Ara the Star Engineer, puts curious, tech-minded girls and women in the spotlight, all the while demystifying engineering and computer coding. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Singh to deliver this sweet and inspiring tale of curiosity, persistence and success to young readers.

The book introduces readers to Ara, a girl with a love of numbers, who wants to count all the stars in the sky. She and her sidekick, a droid named DeeDee, head to the Innovation Plex (inspired by Google’s GooglePlex headquarters) for help. There, they meet a diverse cast of tech superheroes to guide them along the steps to success: the Tenacious Troubleshooter, Intrepid Innovator, Code Commander and Prolific Problem Solver. Not only are these superheroes all women—they’re also all real-life engineers and programmers working at Google.

Singh herself is a trailblazer. She grew up in India, where she was among a minority of women studying Computer Science at Delhi University. She completed a Master’s in Computer Science from SFU in Burnaby, B.C. before stepping into her role at Google’s Kitchener-Waterloo headquarters. While her book will be released in October, it’s already garnering attention. The Globe and Mail recently featured an interview with Singh, in which she talks about her drive to write stories featuring female engineers and inventors, rather than the fairy-tale princesses that appear in so many story books for young girls.

Googlers, too, are embracing Ara and her creator. They’re developing immersive experiences, hands-on activities and learning resources that will bring the character to life, and encourage young kids to explore the magic of science, technology and engineering. We can’t wait for kids of all ages and genders to meet Ara, and be inspired to make their own discoveries.

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Beat the Bank and Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg

September 11, 2018

“If you wonder why your bank-sold mutual funds are going nowhere, Larry Bates has the answers.”—Ellen Roseman, Toronto Star consumer columnist

Larry Bates - Beat the Bank: The Canadian Guide to Simply Successful InvestingAs guaranteed work pensions become obsolete, Canadians are—more than ever—depending on their own savings and investments for retirement. Ten million Canadians invest in the market, but few know how to successfully navigate within a system designed with bank profitability as the priority. Most of them are completely unaware that fifty percent or more of their lifetime investment gains will be stripped away by fees, costing them tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars. Based on thirty years of experience in the investment banking business in both Canada and the UK, Larry Bates offers his readers an eye-opening examination of the investment business, revealing industry secrets and tactics that most hard-working Canadians need to be aware of with his latest publication—Beat the Bank: The Canadian Guide to Simply Successful Investing, which will go on sale on September 16.

Through easy-to-digest anecdotes and practical methodologies, readers will discover how understanding investing basics, thinking long term and minimizing costs will lead to a more prosperous future. The Page Two author’s state-of-the-art approach to retirement savings takes just a few hours each year to implement, while slashing banking fees and likely doubling investment returns compared to the typical Canadian approach of investing in mutual funds. Bates offers the knowledge and tools required to bypass Bay Street’s exorbitant fees for the long-term investing success all Canadians deserve.

After spending three decades in the business, the investment banking veteran is now focusing on investor advocacy by providing Canadians with a better understanding of investment basics with the launch of his website larrybates.ca. The author also serves as a member of the Investor Advisory Panel of the Ontario Securities Commission and is an ambassador of the Transparency Task Force, which advocates for greater transparency in the financial services industry around the globe.

To celebrate the release of Beat the Bank, the author will be at Ben McNally books in Toronto this Thursday, September 13. You can also follow the author’s work and updates via his website and Twitter.

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