News from 2004

December, 2004

The DSM Agency is delighted to announce that we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year. Have a very happy holiday season and we wish you all the best for 2005. We look forward to working with you for many years to come.

The DSM Agency Team


October 1, 2004

DSM Agency’s

Frankfurt Hot List 2004

Top books with international rights available

www.dsmagency.com

Liza Featherstone

SELLING WOMEN SHORT: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart

  • The groundbreaking exposé of how one of the world’s largest companies systematically deprives its female workers of promotions, pay, and job assignments—and how the women themselves are about to change history.
  • Liza Featherstone is a contributing editor at The Nation, and a freelance journalist whose work has been featured in The New York TimesNewsdayRolling Stone, and The Washington Post, among others.
  • To be published November 2004
  • Published by Basic Books

Jeffrey J. Fox

HOW TO MAKE BIG MONEY IN YOUR OWN SMALL BUSINESS: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know 

  • In the U.S., more than 47 million people want to own their own businesses and over 20 million actually do, according toUSA Today. In BIG MONEY, entrepreneurs and small business owners are given the tools to compete in the marketplace and make their businesses thrive.
  • Internationally bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox does it again, this time giving the reader easy, useful tips on successful entrepreneurship. The Jeffrey J. Fox library includes HOW TO BECOME CEO, HOW TO BECOME A RAINMAKER, DON’T SEND A RESUME, HOW TO BECOME A GREAT BOSS and HOW TO BECOME A MARKETING SUPERSTAR.
  • Published May 2004, copies available upon request
  • Published by Hyperion

Jeffrey J. Fox & Richard C. Gregory

THE DOLLARIZATION DISCIPLINE: How Smart Companies Create Customer Value … and Profit from it

  • Based on 20 years of application in the trenches of sales and marketing, “dollarization”—a term coined by the authors—helps the customer make the right economic decisions and enables the marketer to profit from the “value added” it delivers.
  • Published August 2004, copies available upon request
  • Published by John Wiley & Sons (World English)

Jeffrey J. Fox

SECRETS OF THE GREAT RAINMAKERS

  • What’s better than getting business advice from Jeffrey J. Fox, a proven rainmaker and bestselling author? Getting tips, tricks and potent stories from famous and soon-to-be discovered rainmakers from around the world with proven track-records and new ideas in selling, customer service, innovation and business strategy.
  • Jeffrey J. Fox’s books are published in over 80 different language versions, with close to one million copies in print.<
  • January 2006 publication date
  • SECRETS OF THE GREAT RAINMAKERS was sold to Hyperion in a major deal. This is the author’s seventh book with the publisher.

Please see the Our Books page for a complete list of our titles


September 12 , 2004

From the Washington Post, September 12, 2004:  

“READINGS”

Wal-Mart’s legal troubles are the stuff of corporate legend — one attorney estimates the chain is sued at least twice a day in U.S.federal court alone. Now comes Wal-Mart’s biggest court challenge to date: a class-action lawsuit, filed on behalf of 1.6 million female employees, accusing the company of widespread sexual discrimination. In SELLING WOMEN SHORT: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart, due out in November, freelance reporter Liza Featherstone tracks down the women behind the milestone case, describing in wrenching detail the indignities each alleges she suffered at the hands of male managers. It is a corporate culture, Featherstone writes, that condoned everything from staff meetings at Hooters to the routine promotion of men over more experienced women. Featherstone is clearly no fan of America’s largest retailer, but her rigorous reporting on the stories behind the lawsuit makes the book a must-read for Wal-Mart’s friends and foes.

—Michael Barbaro


June, 2004

Bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox was a keynote speaker on marketing at BEA (BookExpo America) on Thursday, June 3. Held in Chicago this year, BEA is the premier book fair for booksellers. The seminar is entitled “Marketing 101: Creating a Marketing Plan” and coincides with the release of Fox’s sixth book, HOW TO MAKE BIG MONEY IN YOUR OWN SMALL BUSINESS: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know.” Fox also signed his newest book on Friday, June 4 at BEA from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The official release date for HOW TO MAKE BIG MONEY IN YOUR OWN SMALL BUSINESS was May 19, 2004.


February 26, 2004

DSM Agency’s

London Hot List 2004

Top books with international rights available

www.dsmagency.com

 Jeffrey J. Fox

SECRETS OF THE GREAT RAINMAKERS

  • What’s better than getting business advice from Jeffrey J. Fox, a proven rainmaker and bestselling author? Getting tips, tricks and potent stories from famous and soon-to-be discovered rainmakers from around the world with proven track-records and new ideas in selling, customer service, innovation and business strategy.
  • Jeffrey J. Fox’s books are published in over 80 different language versions, with close to one million copies in print.
  • May 2005 publication date
  • SECRETS OF THE GREAT RAINMAKERS was sold to Hyperion in a major deal in January, 2004. This is the author’s seventh book with the publisher.

Jeffrey J. Fox

HOW TO MAKE BIG MONEY IN YOUR OWN SMALL BUSINESS: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know 

  • In the U.S. , more than 47 million people want to own their own businesses and over 20 million actually do, according toUSA Today . In BIG MONEY, entrepreneurs and small business owners are given the tools to compete in the marketplace and make their businesses thrive.
  • Internationally bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox does it again, this time giving the reader easy, useful tips on successful entrepreneurship. The Jeffrey J. Fox library includes HOW TO BECOME CEO, HOW TO BECOME A RAINMAKER, DON’T SEND A RESUME, HOW TO BECOME A GREAT BOSS and HOW TO BECOME A MARKETING SUPERSTAR.
  • May 2004 publication date, galleys available upon request
  • Published by Hyperion
  • Contracts already negotiated for rights in Italian, Russian and in the UK

Jeffrey J. Fox & Richard C. Gregory

THE DOLLARIZATION DISCIPLINE

  • Based on 20 years of application in the trenches of sales and marketing, “dollarization” — a term coined by the authors — helps the customer make the right economic decisions and enables the marketer to profit from the “value added” it delivers.
  • Fall 2004 publication date, proposal available upon request
  • Published by John Wiley & Sons (World English)

Joseph H. Ellis

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

  • Practical guide vital for managers, amateur investors and economists alike. Teaches readers how to predict the stock market and economic cycles, offering them an easy, hands-on, insider’s approach. AHEAD OF THE CURVE is a must-read for anyone who wants to be successful in investing.
  • Joseph H. Ellis is a top retail analyst and a former general partner at Goldman Sachs. Institutional Investor Magazineranked him as the #1 analyst for the retailing industry for 18 consecutive years. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Ellis was the principal author of the firm’s publication, Retail Economic Indicators , which was widely hailed for its forecasting of major turning points in consumer spending and general economic activity.
  • January 2005 publication date, proposal and partial manuscript available upon request
  • Published by Harvard Business School Press (World English)

Hamilton Beazley

NO REGRETS: A Ten-Step Program for Living in the Present and Leaving the Past Behind

  • Dr. Hamilton Beazley, a renown expert on addiction recovery, helps the reader make the present more productive and offers a practical solution to those whose lives are negatively impacted by the past.
  • Published in January 2004, book available upon request
  • Published by John Wiley & Sons (World English)

Nance Guilmartin

HEALING CONVERSATIONS: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

  • A collection of poignant stories and proven advice to help friends, family, and colleagues support one another during times of crisis and change
  • Nationally recognized executive coach Nance Guilmartin has spent a lifetime bringing people together and helping others to breakthrough and help themselves.
  • Published, book available upon request
  • Published by Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons
  • Contracts already negotiated for rights in Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish and Chinese (complex)

Jason Kelly

THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING, 2004 Edition

  • From the time of its first publication five years ago, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing established itself as a clear, concise and highly effective approach to stocks and investment strategy. Since the dot.com crash and ensuing bear market, significant changes have come about in the investing world. The new 2004 edition takes all of this into account and is a resource that no serious investor can be without.
  • Jason Kelly is the author of the NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE series with books published on five different subjects: mutual fund investing, making money online, personal finance, do-it-yourself investing and stock market investing.
  • Published, all five books available upon request
  • Published by Plume, Penguin Group
  • See the Our Books section to find out what language each book is published in

Dianna Booher

FROM CONTACT TO CONTRACT: 496 Proven Sales Tips to Generate More Leads, Close More Deals, Exceed Your Goals, and Make More Money

  • Offers broad coverage of each facet of sales in one easy-to-skim reference. FROM CONTACT TO CONTRACT is a sales primer professionals will use again and again, filled with practical techniques and advice they can learn quickly and put to use immediately.
  • Dianna Booher is president of Booher Consultants, an international communications training and consulting firm that counts among its clients 25 of America ’s 50 largest corporations and 227 of the Fortune 500.
  • Published, book available upon request
  • Published by Dearborn Trade Publishing (World English)

Dianna Booher

<E-WRITING: 21st-Century Tools for Effective Communication

  • Essential tool for all office professionals. Offers clear, succinct advice on how to improve the basic areas of communication in business by fusing traditional grammar with modern electronic applications.
  • Dianna Booher was recently named one of the “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century” by Successful Meetingsmagazine, was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and has been awarded the highest honors in her industry.
  • Published, book available upon request
  • Published by Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster (World English)

Joe Robinson

WORK TO LIVE: The Guide to Getting a Life

  • There is no arguing that most people are in need of a vacation.  At some point in recent history, the work ethic changed into an over work ethic, and our grasp on the importance of life has begun to slip away. WORK TO LIVE is practical guide that gives readers the tools to relieve burnout and create a balanced life.
  • Joe Robinson of the Editor in Chief of Escape , an adventure travel magazine with over 70,000 readers. He appeared onThe Today Show, NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio Time magazine, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and many more media outlets for his views on our changing workplace.
  • Published, book available upon request
  • Published by Perigee, Penguin Group
  • Contracts already negotiated for rights in Chinese (both complex and simple)

Deborah Davis

YOU LOOK TOO YOUNG TO BE A MOM: Teen Mothers Speak Out on Love, Learning, and Success

  • From love to education to sleep deprivation to stereotypes, women who became mothers as teens speak out in this anthology.
  • Deborah Davis has worked with “at risk” teenagers, and as a “doula,” a birth assistant, for pregnant teenagers. Foreword by Ariel Gore, teenage mother, founding editor of Hip Mama, and author of several books.
  • April 2004 publication date, proposal available upon request
  • Published by Perigee, Penguin Group

Stacy Whitman with Wynne Whitman

SHACKING UP: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Living in Sin Without Getting Burned

  • Hip and much-needed advice for couples who choose to live together before tying the knot
  • A killer combination: Stacy Whitman’s sassy writing style can be seen in magazines like Glamour, Shape, Cosmopolitan,and Parenting. Her sister, Wynne Whitman, is a lawyer and MBA who offers her expertise in the legal and financial aspects of living together.
  • Published in April 2003, book available upon request
  • Published by Broadway Books