Amy Davies: Illuminating Your Path to a Brilliant Career in a Reorg World

December 17, 2018

Amy DaviesWe’re so pleased to announce that we’re working with Amy Davies on her forthcoming book, A Spark in the Dark: Illuminating your path to a brilliant career in a reorg world, which will launch in May, 2019.

Amy is a professional speaker and trainer who runs The Firefly Group of Companies, providing professional services to enable professionals and organizations to understand, navigate and successfully transact in a reorg world. Her Livingroom Learning courses are designed to help clients and their teams improve their presentation, communication and collaboration skills. Clients engage her in change management initiatives where she is relied upon to help plan for and address the human side of change. Amy also works with select individuals, enabling them to achieve their ultimate professional goals.

Amy is fascinated by people and their collective and individual behavior. Captivated by the state of the corporate world and the people in it, Amy began wondering how professionals achieve fulfilling and successful careers amidst a backdrop of constant flux. Realizing it would take more than hard work, credentials and commitment to advance, she started exploring what it would take to thrive in this reorg world. She set out to answer the question: How do we manage a successful career when we’re constantly losing or changing jobs? Amy’s responses to that question form the basis of her new book, and we can’t wait to help her launch it successfully next year.

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Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion

December 14, 2018

Bruce TriggsWe’re thrilled to announce that we’re working with accordion historian Bruce Triggs on his upcoming book about the hidden history of the squeezebox in North America. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bruce has co-hosted the Accordion Noir show on Co-op radio for the last twelve years. He helps behind the scenes at the annual Accordion Noir Festival, produces the Accordion Uprising blog, and contributes at least half of the posts on #AccordionTwitter. His forthcoming book includes over forty-five historical illustrations and unveils the vibrant backstory of the squeezebox from the time of the Industrial Revolution to the Rock ‘n’ Roll upheaval of the 1960’s. The book will be available in the summer of 2019.

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We have several new translation deals to report!

December 12, 2018

The Coaching Habit, EQ Applied, How to Be Successful In Spite of Yourself

Rights to Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit have sold to

  • Sola Yayinari in Turkey
  • Papasotiriou Publishing in Greece
  • ASA Leya commercial non-fiction imprint Lua de Papel in Portugal
  • Gerelmaa Partners LLC in Mongolia
  • Nokhook in Thailand
  • Sextante in Brazil.


Rights to EQ Applied by Justin Bariso sold to

  • Vahlen, at auction, in Germany
  • United Creadion, at auction, in Mainland China
  • China Times, at auction, in Taiwan
  • Metagora, at auction, in the Czech Republic
  • Sola Yayinari in Turkey
  • Bombora Publishers in Russia, at auction.


Hebrew rights of How To Be Successful In Spite Of Yourself by Ann Kaplan have sold to

  • S.Simson Ltd in Israel

Rights to Ara the Star Engineer by Komal Singh have sold to

  • LeYa in Portugal
  • Book 21 in Korea
  • CITIC in Mainland China
  • Panda Books in Brazil
  • Kobiece in Poland


Rights to Exactly What to Say by Phil Jones have sold to

  • China Youth Book in Mainland China
  • The Wings of Thinking Publishing Co. in Korea
  • Sola Yayinari in Turkey


Rights to Rest Play Grow by Dr. Deborah MacNamara have sold to

  • Dipper in Mainland China


Rights to How to Wash a Chicken by Tim Calkins have sold in

  • Turkey to Sola Yayinari
  • Japan to CCC Media House Co., Ltd.


All deals were arranged by our hard-working rights associate, Stephanie Sinclair at the Transatlantic Agency.

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Relationships That Are Mindful, Healthy, and Loving

December 11, 2018

Craig Lambert and Debbie SeidWe’re thrilled to share that we are working with relationship counsellors and coaches Craig Lambert and Debbie Seid on their upcoming book designed for couples to cultivate and maintain a conscious, healthy and loving romantic relationship for the ages.

Craig is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and marriage counsellor with over thirty years of experience dedicated to helping couples rekindle their love, deepen their intimacy, and strengthen communication. Through counselling and workshops, he has helped hundreds of couples and individuals, including couples in crisis and couples getting divorced.

Founder and president of The Possibilities Group, Debbie Seid, has been helping individuals, couples, and organizations for over thirty years as a certified executive and life coach. She is a pioneer in the field of personal transformation who holds a Master of Science degree in industrial/organizational psychology and is a certified hypnotherapist and master practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

Based in San Diego, California, Craig and Debbie—who are life partners as well as coauthors—bring together their wealth of experience in counselling, coaching, and communication at their private practice, Craig Lambert Couple’s Therapy. They will share their insight in their upcoming book to be published in 2019.

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Maria Ross: Brand Strategist, Author, Speaker, and Founder of Red Slice

December 5, 2018

Maria RossWe’re thrilled to be working with brand strategist, speaker and author Maria Ross on her forthcoming book, Empathy At Work, which is slated for release in fall 2019. The founder of brand consultancy Red Slice, Maria inspires solopreneurs, startups, small businesses and audiences to use their platform or business, regardless of size, to be a force for good. Maria has appeared in numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, ABC News, and Entrepreneur and writes for and Huffington Post. A dynamic keynote speaker, she speaks on both business and inspirational topics for clients such as BlogHer, The New York Times Small Business Summit, and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is the author of several books, including Branding Basics for Small Business, now in its 2nd edition, and her heartwarming and humorous memoir Rebooting My Brain, and she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, preschool son and her feisty Black Lab mutt. We’re honoured to be supporting Maria in the development of her new book and look forward to releasing news about it closer to its launch.

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