News from 2006

December, 2006


October, 2006

Featured in Publishers Marketplace

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NON-FICTION: BUSINESS/INVESTING/FINANCE

Michael Zwell’s SIX FIGURE SALARY NEGOTIATION: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Getting the Salary and Job You Deserve, needed by every employee to put a value on their work and negotiate the best salary, benefits package, and career track, to Jill Alexander at Adams Media, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World).

October 17-18 SALES AUTOPSY reached No. 1

on the Barnes and Noble Business Bestseller’s List.

DSM Agency

Frankfurt Hot List 2006

Top books with international rights available

www.dsmagency.com

(Click here for a PDF version)

Chris Widener

THE ANGEL INSIDE

Random House (World English – Spring 2007) Magellan ( Korea )

A journey of self-discovery in Florence , through lessons learned from Michelangelo’s David and an Italian artisan’s workshop.

Wynne Whitman

WISHES WANTS AND WILLS

Prentice Hall (World English – Spring 2007)

How to prepare for end of life decisions – legally and medically.

John Strelecky

THE WHY ARE YOU HERE CAFE

Perseus Books ( North America – Spring 2006)

Campus (Brazil); Gimm Young (Korea); TA-KE SHOBO (Japan); China Times (Taiwan); DTV (Germany); Dekolte (Turkey); Beta (Czech Republic); Piatkus (UK); Ankh-Hermes (Holland); Vocatio Publishing (Poland); Leda (Romania); RBA (Spain); Infodar (Bulgaria); Sinais de Fogo (Portugal); Aryeh Nir (Israel); Shanghai Century (China)

Self-help parable asking, “Why are you here? Do you fear death? Are you fulfilled?”

 Jeffrey Fox

SECRETS OF GREAT RAINMAKERS: Keys to Success and Wealth

Book # 7 with Hyperion (North America – March 2006);

Alpina (Russia ); Vocatio (Poland ); Se Education Public Co. (Thailand ); Vermilion ( K )

Getting tips, tricks and potent stories from famous and soon-to-be discovered rainmakers.

HOW TO GET TO THE TOP: Business Lessons Learned at the Dinner Table

Book # 8 with Hyperion ( North America – June 2007)

Vocatio (Poland ); Tokuma Shoten (Japan ); Next Wave Publishing (Korea )

A look at what the top business people learned at home at the family dinner table.

Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert

THE JANITOR

Thomas Nelson (World English, Latin American Spanish, Latin American Portuguese –Spring 2007)

Wisdom House ( Korea )

A story of a janitor who teaches a CEO how to experience business and life to the fullest.

Lynn Peril

COLLEGE GIRLS: An Informal History of Bluestockings, Sex Kittens and Sweet Girl Graduates

W.W. Norton (World English – August 2006)

A study of the college girl, from the turn of the 20 th century to the 1970s, the first woman to take that socially controversial step toward educational equity.

PINK THINK: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons

W. W. Norton (World English – October 2002)

A smart, witty, pop-culture history of the perilous path to achieving the feminine ideal.

Stuart Lucas

WEALTH: Grow It, Protect It, Share It, and Pass It On

Prentice Hall (World English – February 2006 )

Alpina ( Russia )

Advice for consumers and providers of wealth management consultation services based on stories from clients and friends.

Joseph H. Ellis

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles

Harvard Business School Press (World English – September 2005);TIEM ( Turkey );Leaders Book Publisher ( Korea ); China Machine Press ( China )

How to predict the stock market and economic cycles, offering an easy, hands-on, insider’s approach.

Peter Roy and James Autry

THE BOOK OF HARD CHOICES: Putting Your Integrity to Work

Random House ( North America – Fall 2006)

Elsevir (Brazil)

Practical examples of the positive and negative consequences of difficult business decisions that leave your integrity on the line.

Nance Guilmartin

HEALING CONVERSATIONS

Jossey-Bass (World English – 2002)

Ankh-Hermes (Netherlands); Sogides (France); Goldmann (Germany); Bertrand-Brasil (Brazil); Svenska (Sweden); Cite (Complex Chinese); NLN s.r.o. (Czech Republic); Haneon (Korea)

A collection of poignant stories and proven advice to help friends, family, and colleagues support one another during times of crisis and change.


July, 2006

Night and Weeknds Review for WHY CAFE

” The Why Café is an insightful, inspiring read that offers a lot of excellent (though not always practical) advice. The message here is one that I could never argue with: do what makes you happy.”

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COLLEGE GIRLS:

Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co- Eds, Then and Now

By Lynn Peril

Featured in Book List


June, 2006

COLLEGE GIRLS:

Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co- Eds, Then and Now

By Lynn Peril

Featured in Publisher’s Weekly:

Will her B.A. ruin her chances for an M-r-s.? Will too much study endanger her procreative organs? And if higher education is truly safe for a young woman, what sort of curriculum is appropriate? Greek and Latin? Home economics? According to Peril (Pink Think), in this history of women in colleges, ever since the first young ladies went off to their “dame schools” in early America , people have been debating such questions. Underlying these mentionable fears was one more worrisome: who would protect a girl’s virtue when she lived away from home, surrounded by hormonal young men? As Peril makes clear, throughout history “[a]dults inevitably get their granny-sized panties in a bunch when it comes to the sexcapades of the younger generation.” True, she’s focused on prescriptive material more than the actual experiences of co-eds in various eras, but it’s eye-opening to see how consistently advice-givers and advertisers have played on the same few anxieties regarding the female student. The material that Peril has included on student experiences—particularly the stories of women at historically black colleges—helps balance the text. Peril’s witty, irreverent style, her generous use of old advertisements and photos and her careful footnotes make this text unusually user-friendly. (Aug.)


May, 2006
DSM Agency

BEA Hot List 2006

Top books with international rights available

www.dsmagency.com

(Click here for a PDF version)

Chris Widener

THE ANGEL INSIDE

Random House ( North America – Spring 2007)

A journey of self-discovery in Florence , through lessons learned from Michelangelo’s David and an Italian artisan’s workshop.

Wynne Whitman

WISHES WANTS AND WILLS

Prentice Hall (World English – Spring 2007)

How to prepare for end of life decisions – legally and medically.

John Strelecky

THE WHY ARE YOU HERE CAFE

Perseus Books ( North America – Spring 2006)

Campus (Brazil); Gimm Young (Korea); TA-KE SHOBO (Japan); China Times (Taiwan); DTV (Germany); Dekolte (Turkey); Beta (Czech Republic); Piatkus (UK); Ankh-Hermes (Holland); Vocatio Publishing (Poland); Leda (Romania); RBA (Spain)

Self-help parable asking, “Why are you here? Do you fear death? Are you fulfilled?”

Jeffrey Fox

SECRETS OF GREAT RAINMAKERS: Keys to Success and Wealth

Book # 7 with Hyperion ( North America – March 2006)

Alpina ( Russia ); Vocatio ( Poland ); Se Education Public Co. ( Thailand ); Vermilion ( UK )

Getting tips, tricks and potent stories from famous and soon-to-be discovered rainmakers.

BUSINESS LESSONS LEARNED AT THE FAMILY DINNER TABLE

Book # 8 with Hyperion ( North America – March 2007)

Vocatio ( Poland )

A look at what the top business people learned at home at the family dinner table.

Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert

JANITOR BOB

Thomas Nelson (World English, Latin American Spanish, Latin American Portuguese –Spring 2007)

Wisdom House ( Korea )

A story of a janitor who teaches a CEO how to experience business and life to the fullest.

Lynn Peril

COLLEGE GIRLS: An Informal History of Bluestockings, Sex Kittens and Sweet Girl Graduates

W.W. Norton (World English – August 2006)

A study of the college girl, from the turn of the 20 th century to the 1970s, the first woman to take that socially controversial step toward educational equity.

PINK THINK: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons

W. W. Norton (World English – October 2002)

A smart, witty, pop-culture history of the perilous path to achieving the feminine ideal.

Stuart Lucas

WEALTH: Grow It, Protect It, Share It, and Pass It On

Prentice Hall (World English – February 2006 )

Ledo Yayincilik ( Turkey )

Advice for consumers and providers of wealth management consultation services based on stories from clients and friends.

Joseph H. Ellis

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles

Harvard Business School Press (World English – September 2005)

Tiem ( Turkey ); ( Korea )

How to predict the stock market and economic cycles, offering an easy, hands-on, insider’s approach.

Peter Roy and James Autry

THE BOOK OF HARD CHOICES: Putting Your Integrity to Work

Random House ( North America – Fall 2006)

Practical examples of the positive and negative consequences of difficult business decisions that leave your integrity on the line.

Nance Guilmartin

HEALING CONVERSATIONS

Jossey-Bass (World English – 2002)

Ankh-Hermes (Netherlands); Sogides (France); Goldmann (Germany); Bertrand-Brasil (Brazil); Svenska (Sweden); Cite (Complex Chinese); NLN s.r.o. (Czech Republic); Haneon (Korea)

A collection of poignant stories and proven advice to help friends, family, and colleagues support one another during times of crisis and change.

Featured in Publishers Lunch:

Personnel News:

In agency news, Delia Berrigan has been promoted to subsidiary rights specialist at the DSM Agency, handling translation, audio, and film rights.


April, 2006

Featured in Publisher’s Lunch

Deal News
Another busy day in deal reports (with about 135 new ones logged just since Monday): More from Jeffrey Fox (on what business people learn at home) for Hyperion…

Featured in Publishers Marketplace

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NON-FICTION: BUSINESS/INVESTING/FINANCE
Jeffrey Fox’s BUSINESS LESSONS LEARNED AT THE FAMILY DINNER TABLE, a look at what the top business people learned at home, to Brenda Copeland at Hyperion, in a good deal, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (NA).

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NON-FICTION: ADVICE/RELATIONSHIPS
Chris Widener’s THE ANGEL INSIDE, a journey of self-discovery in Florence, through lessons learned from Michelangelo’s David and an Italian artisan’s workshop, to Roger Scholl at Doubleday Currency, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, by Doris Michaels of DSM Agency (World English).

Featured in the Courier News:

Review of John Strelecky’s THE WHY CAFE
Read the full Gannett story here.

Little book tackles big question: Why am I here? 

By CATHY MATHIAS
Gannett News Service

Have you ever wondered why you exist? It’s one of those basic philosophical questions that hit us hard at certain times in our lives.

Does my life have any meaning? What am I doing here? What’s my reason for getting up in the morning?

Religious groups, psychoanalysts and plenty of bartenders have tried to fill in the blanks for us. But the answer lies within each of us. Some of us find it, some never do.

To help in that search, John Strelecky has written a little guidebook…

Featured in Publisher’s Weekly:

View the article here

April 17, 2006

The Why Café
John P. Strelecky.

Da Capo, $12.95 (130p) ISBN 0-7382-1063-3

The questions surrounding the purpose of life have been pondered for thousands of years. Strelecky, an M.B.A. and inspirational speaker, gives some of these questions a fresh turn and brings the reader on a quick journey into self-exploration. Through a fictional account, he tells the story of John, who sets out on a vacation to escape from his unfulfilling life. But after a forced detour, he finds himself lost and his car very low on gas as darkness falls. Beginning to despair, John sees the lights of the Why Café in the near distance and heads in that direction. Despite its appearance, this isn’t your typical cafe; it’s one where the menu poses questions like “Why are you here?” Before long, John is facing up to what he needs to do to find his way to the life he really wants. This is a simple read but asks
profound questions about the purpose of life and our role as individuals. While it often seems that John is overly obtuse, his questioning helps to draw the story out and offers a richer picture of the options available to anyone looking for more meaning in life. (June 1)

Photos from the 2006 London Book Fair and WHY CAFE Cocktail Party in London

Doris Michaels and author John Strelecky at the Piatkus booth. Photo by Xin Zhao.

The Piatkus team with John Strelecky: Albert Depetrillo, Judy Piatkus, Philip Cotrell, Doris Michaels, and Arabella Stein of Abner Stein. Photo by Charlie Michaels.

Left to Right: Emily Takeuchi of Japan Uni, Henry Shin of EY Agency, author Carol Jose. Photo by Charlie Michaels.

Doris Michaels, Emy ten Seldam of Ankh-Hernes, author John Strelecky. Photo by Charlie Michaels.

Thomas Schlueck of Schlueck Agency. Photo by Charlie Michaels.

Thomas Schlueck, Doris Michaels, Piotr Waclawik of Vocatio, Judy Piatkus, Amy ten Seldam. Photo by Charlie Michaels.

Doris Michaels, Joanne Yang of Bardon Chinese Media, John Strelecky, Lynn Chen and Max Lin of China Times. Photo by Xin Zhao.

Jana Sommerlade of Piatkus, John Strelecky, and Albert Depetrillo.   Photo by Xin Zhao.

Philip Cotrell and John Strelecky. Photo by Xin Zhao.

John Strelecky with the Piergiorgio Niccolazzini Agency. Photo by Xin Zhao.

John Strelecky and John Radziewicz, Publisher of Da Capo Books at Perseus. Photo by Xin Zhao.

John Strelecky and Doris Michaels. Photo by Charlie Michaels with the Perseus cover.

Announced in Publishers Marketplace:

NON-FICTION: RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY
Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert’s JANITOR BOB, a Christian business parable in which a janitor helps a CEO to reevaluate how he is leading his business and his life, and ultimately how to become more fulfilled, to Victor Oliver at Thomas Nelson, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (world English).
Korean rights to Wisdomhouse, at auction, by Henry Shin of EY Agency, on behalf of Doris Michaels.

Recently featured on Business Week Online:

Author Stuart Lucas’s book, WEALTH: Grow It, Protect It, Share It, and Pass It On , was recently the focus of an interview at Business Week. The video can be seen here.


February, 2006 

DSM Agency’s

London Hot List 2006

Top books with international rights available

www.dsmagency.com

(For a PDF click here)

 

John Strelecky

THE WHY ARE YOU HERE CAFE

Perseus Books ( North America – Spring 2006)

Campus (Brazil); Gimm Young (Korea); TA-KE SHOBO (Japan); China Times (Taiwan); DTV (Germany); Dekolte (Turkey); Beta (Czech Republic); Piatkus (UK); Ankh-Hermes (Holland); Vocatio Publishing (Poland); Leda (Romania)

Self-help parable asking, “Why are you here? Do you fear death? Are you fulfilled?”

Jeffrey Fox

SECRETS OF GREAT RAINMAKERS: Keys to Success and Wealth

Book # 7 with Hyperion ( North America – March 2006)

Alpina ( Russia ); Vocatio ( Poland Se Education Public Co. (Thailand); Vermilion (UK)

Getting tips, tricks and potent stories from famous and soon-to-be discovered rainmakers.

Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert

JANITOR BOB

Thomas Nelson (World English, Latin American Spanish, Latin American Portuguese –Spring 2007)

A story of a janitor who teaches a CEO how to experience business and life to the fullest.

Lynn Peril

COLLEGE GIRLS: An Informal History of Bluestockings, Sex Kittens and Sweet Girl Graduates

W.W. Norton ( North America – August 2006)

A study of the college girl, from the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s, the first woman to take that socially controversial step toward educational equity.

PINK THINK: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons

W. W. Norton ( North America – October 2002)

A smart, witty, pop-culture history of the perilous path to achieving the feminine ideal

Stuart Lucas

WEALTH: Grow It, Protect It, Share It, and Pass It On

Prentice Hall (World English – February 2006 )

Ledo Yayincilik (Turkey)

Advice for consumers and providers of wealth management consultation services based on stories from clients and friends.

Joseph H. Ellis

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles

Harvard Business School Press (World English – September 2005)

How to predict the stock market and economic cycles, offering an easy, hands-on, insider’s approach.

Peter Roy and James Autry

THE BOOK OF HARD CHOICES: Putting Your Integrity to Work

Random House ( North America – Fall 2006)

Practical examples of the positive and negative consequences of difficult business decisions that leave your integrity on the line.


Recently Featured in Publisher’s Weekly:

Stuart Lucas

WEALTH: Grow It, Protect It, Share It, and Pass It On

Prentice Hall (World English – February 2006 )

See the review here

Wealth: those who have it want to keep it, but what’s the best way to ensure it doesn’t run dry- Lucas is ideally suited to answer the question. A Harvard Business School graduate who’s worked at wealth management firms, and a fourth-generation heir of E.A. Stuart, the founder of the Carnation Company, Lucas counsels readers who have, or are planning to have, at least a few hundred thousand dollars in the bank. His book teaches them to manage their wealth so it grows, or is at least maintained, for as long as they want, whether that’s one lifetime or several generations. Lucas focuses principally on investing decisions, spending decisions (like whether to engage in philanthropy) and emotional issues. He provides a good balance of in-depth financial guidance and tips on negotiating financial decisions in the family. Though the subject is dry, Lucas keeps the book interesting by using examples taken from his own family’s experience with fortune, a tactic that lends both credibility and intimacy to his advice. With its frequent plunges into the minutiae of investment options, this book is definitely not light reading. It is, however, a helpful guidebook for those faced with the task of growing, protecting, spending and sharing a large amount of cash.(Mar.)

Recently Feature on NPR:

Joseph H. Ellis

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles

Harvard Business School Press (World English – September 2005)

Listen to the story here

Do you want to predict the stock market? What number should you care about? Unemployment rate? Consumer Confidence? On this week’s Money Matters — our regular look at how to improve your bottom line — author Joseph Ellis talks about the market’s bottom line.