News from 2008

December, 2008

As Featured in USA Today:

John Corcoran’s latest book, THE BRIDGE TO LITERACY lays out a vision for eradicating illitracy in the United States. USA Today interviews Corcoran.

Read the full article here.


November, 2008

Doris Michaels on National Public Radio:

As readers hunger for information about the financial crisis, publishers are hurrying to get new business books on the table.

Read or listen to the whole story here.


October, 2008

As Featured in Publishers Marketplace:

Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance
Astrophysicist Charlie Pellerin’s HOW NASA BUILDS TEAMS, illustrating a unique 4-D system to analyze team and leader effectiveness, focusing on team culture and managing individual behaviors, to Richard Narramore at Wiley, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (world English).

As Featured in Publishers Marketplace:

Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance
Author of HEALING CONVERSATIONS Nance Guilmartin’s THE POWER OF PAUSE, explaining how taking a moment to reevaluate our circumstances allows us to make more productive decisions and avoid disastrous miscommunications, to Karen Murphy at Jossey-Bass, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (world English).


September, 2008

DSM Agency Remembers

Ilana Pikarski

President of Pikarski Literary Agency

Israeli literary agent Ilana Pikarski, 62, passed away suddenly on Friday in Tel Aviv. She led the Pikarski Literary Agency from 1982 and built it into Israel’s largest literary agency. Ziv Lewis writes: “A familiar face at international book fairs, Ilana will be remembered for her strong leadership and character, her passion for literature and for helping to shape the modern Israeli publishing industry to be the vibrant, competitive and high quality market it is today.”

 –Publishers Marketplace

DSM Agency Frankfurt Hot List 2008

Top books with international rights available

( pdf version of the Hot List)

Maddy Dychtwald

POWER SHIFT

Hyperion ( North America – January 2010)

How women think and feel about money and how their control over money will transform the global society, families, politics, and the marketplace. 

Sarah McCoy

THE TIME IT SNOWED IN PUERTO RICO

Random House ( North America – Summer 2009)

A debut novel about a young girl’s coming-of-age set in 1960s-era Puerto Rico. 

J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings

ADVERSITY PARADOX

St.Martin’s Press ( North America – January 2009)

How working to overcome unexpected obstacles may be the greatest tool to building business savvy you’ll ever have. 

Nancy Liebler and Sandra Moss

HEALING DEPRESSION THE MIND -BODY WAY

John Wiley and Sons (World English – Spring 2009)

How to use the ancient Ayurveda techniques of spiritual and physical nourishment, undoing the factors in one’s body and mind that lead to depression. 

John Strelecky

THE BIG FIVE FOR LIFE

St. Martin ’s Press ( North America – January 2008)

Ankh-Hermes ( Holland ); DTV ( Germany ); Kodansha ( Japan ); Piatkus ( UK ); Sextante ( Brazil ); China Times ( Taiwan ); Editorial Diana ( Latin America ); Chungrim Publishing ( Korea )

Business parable revealing the secrets to leading successful companies and fulfilling people’s lives. 

Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert

CARROT CHASER

Kodansha ( Japan ); Sam & Parkers ( Korea )

A business parable about how to reconcile one’s business ambitions with faith and family. 

Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert

THE JANITOR (JANITOR BOB)

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

Wisdom House ( Korea ); China Renmin ( China ); Eurasian Publishing ( Taiwan ); Kodansha ( Japan )

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

John Corcoran

THE BRIDGE TO LITERACY

Kaplan (World English – Fall 2008)

Strategies for improving US and global literacy rates from the head of the Corcoran Foundation and former illiterate. 

 Jeffrey Fox

RAIN

Jossey-Bass (World English – January 2009)

A parable about a paperboy who learns the skills of rainmaking. 

Jeffrey Fox

UNTITLED CUSTOMER SERVICE BOOK

Jossey-Bass (World English – January 2010)

A customer service book focusing on the value of retaining customers versus getting new ones in an unstable economy. 

John Corcoran

THE TEACHER WHO COULDN’T READ

Kaplan (World English – Fall 2008)

A unique memoir of a high school teacher conquering his illiteracy and challenging the education system. 

Sheila Bethel

NEW BREED OF LEADER

Penguin ( North America – Spring 2009)

The ideal leader needs equal parts intellectual, emotional, strategic, and instinctual competence. 

Jason Kelly

THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING, 3 RD EDITION

Penguin ( North America – January 2008); Econ ( Korea ); Finesa ( Serbia ); China Machine Press ( China ); Toyo Kezai ( Japan ); Finesa ( Serbia )

New examples of real investments that work and thoroughly updated resources including free online stock screeners and the newest online brokers. Business Week Bestseller. 

Chris Widener

THE ART OF INFLUENCE

Random House (World English – May 2008)

Woogjin Think Big Korea ); Lid Editorial Empresarial ( Spain and Latin America ); Eureka Thailand ); Thinkingdom Media ( China ); Ankh-Hermes ( Holland ); Editions Tresor Caché ( France )

A recent MBA grad learns that spiritual depth and personal relationships affect the kind of leader and influencer one becomes. 

Chris Widener

THE ANGEL INSIDE

Random House (World English – Spring 2007) Magellan (Korea); Ediciones B (Spain); Common Wealth (Taiwan); DTV (Germany); Alpina (Russia); Ankh-Hermes (Holland); Beijing Normal University Press (China); BZD (Turkey); Sextante (Brazil); Kodansha (Japan); OnRead (Indonesia); Eureka (Thailand); Dauphin Blanc (World French); Kritiki (Greece)

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


July, 2008

ART OF INFLUENCE by Chris Widener Launches Big at Amazon and B&N:

Amazon:

Barnes & Noble:


June, 2008

DSM Agency Remembers

Tachi Nagasawa

President of Japan Uni

Left to Right: Tachi Nagasawa, Miko Yamanouchi, and Doris Michaels.


May, 2008

As Featured in Publishers Marketplace:

“Maddy Dychtwald on How Women’s Rising Economic Control Will Change the World…” — Publishers Lunch

Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance
Maddy Dychtwald’s book POWER SHIFT: How Women’s Rising Economic Control Will Change the World, revealing how women think and feel about money, and projecting how the increasing control of money by women will transform our global society, families, politics, the marketplace, and the workplace, as well as how it will influence men, to Ellen Archer and Barbara Jones at Voice, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (NA).

As Featured in Publishers Marketplace:

Fiction: Debut
Sarah McCoy’s debut novel THE TIME IT SNOWED IN PUERTO RICO, a young girl’s coming-of-age story set in 1960s-era Puerto Rico, to Shaye Areheart at Shaye Areheart Books, with Kate Kennedy editing, in a two-book deal, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (NA).


April, 2008

As Featured in Publishers Marketplace:

“J effrey Fox moves to Jossey-Bass with his first business parable…” — Publishers Lunch

Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance

Author of books including HOW TO BECOME CEO and HOW TO BECOME A RAINMAKER, Jeffrey Fox’s parable RAIN, about a paperboy who learns the skills of rainmaking, and HOW TO GET, GROW, AND KEEP CUSTOMERS, a customer service book focusing on the value of retaining customers versus getting new ones in this unstable economy, moving to Karen Murphy at Jossey-Bass, in a two-book deal, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (world English). — Deal Report

DSM Agency London Hot List 2008

Top books with international rights available

also available as a pdf) 

 J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings

ADVERSITY PARADOX

St.Martin’s Press ( North America – January 2009)

How working to overcome unexpected obstacles may be the greatest tool to building business savvy you’ll ever have. 

Nancy Liebler and Sandra Moss

UNTIITLED DEPRESSION BOOK

John Wiley and Sons (World English – Fall 2008)

How to use the ancient Ayurveda techniques of spiritual and physical nourishment, undoing the factors in one’s body and mind that lead to depression.

John Strelecky

THE BIG FIVE FOR LIFE

St. Martin ’s Press ( North America – January 2008)

Ankh-Hermes ( Holland ); DTV ( Germany ); Kodansha ( Japan ); Piatkus ( UK ); Sextante ( Brazil ); China Times ( Taiwan ); Editorial Diana ( Latin America )

Business parable revealing the secrets to leading successful companies and fulfilling people’s lives. 

John Strelecky

LIFE SAFARI

Aspen Light Publishing ( North America – September 2007); DTV ( Germany ); China Times ( Taiwan )

An African safari teaches readers how to define and reach their personal goals for success. 

Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert

CARROT CHASER

Thomas Nelson (World English, Latin American Spanish, Latin American Portuguese – July 2008); Kodansha ( Japan ); Sam & Parkers (Korea )

A business parable about how to reconcile one’s business ambitions with faith and family. 

Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert

THE JANITOR (JANITOR BOB)

Thomas Nelson (World English, Latin American Spanish, Latin American Portuguese – July 2007) Wisdom House ( Korea ); China Renmin ( China ); Eurasian Publishing ( Taiwan ); Kodansha ( Japan )

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

John Corcoran

THE BRIDGE TO LITERACY

Kaplan (World English – Fall 2008)

Strategies for improving US and global literacy rates from the head of the Corcoran Foundation and former illiterate.

John Corcoran

THE TEACHER WHO COULDN’T READ

Kaplan (World English – Fall 2008)

A unique memoir of a high school teacher conquering his illiteracy and challenging the education system.

Sheila Bethel

A NEW BREED OF LEADER

Penguin ( North America – Spring 2009)

The ideal leader needs equal parts intellectual, emotional, strategic, and instinctual competence. 

Jason Kelly

THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING, 3 RD EDITION

Penguin ( North America – January 2008); Econ ( Korea ); Finesa ( Serbia ); China Machine Press ( China ); Toyo Kezai ( Japan );

New examples of real investments that work and thoroughly updated resources including free online stock screeners and the newest online brokers. Business Week Bestseller. 

Chris Widener

THE ART OF INFLUENCE

Random House (World English – May 2008)

Woogjin Think Big Korea ); Lid Editorial Empresarial ( Spain and Latin America )

A recent MBA grad learns that spiritual depth and personal relationships affect the kind of leader and influencer one becomes. 

Chris Widener

THE ANGEL INSIDE

Random House (World English – Spring 2007) Magellan (Korea); Ediciones B (Spain); Common Wealth (Taiwan); DTV (Germany); Alpina (Russia); Ankh-Hermes (Holland); Beijing Normal University Press (China); BZD (Turkey); Sextante (Brazil); Kodansha (Japan); OnRead (Indonesia); Eureka (Thailand); Dauphin Blanc (World French); Kritiki (Greece)

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

Jeffrey Fox

HOW TO GET TO THE TOP

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

Vocatio (Poland); Tokuma Shoten (Japan); Next Wave Publishing (Korea); GOA (Turkey); Vermilion (UK); Elsevier (Brazil); Boersenmedia (Germany); Alpina (Russia); Sperling (Italy); Alpha Books (Vietnam)

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

Jeffrey Fox

SECRETS OF GREAT RAINMAKERS

Book # 7 with Hyperion (North America – March 2006); Alpina (Russia); Vocatio (Poland); Se Education Public Co. (Thailand); Vermilion (UK); GOA (Turkey); Toyo Keizai (Japan); Alpha Books (Vietnam)

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

Jeffrey Fox’s HOW TO GET TO THE TOP Nominated for an Audie Award:

The 2008 Audies® Gala will be hosted by Tim Curry and held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, May 30, 2008. HOW TO GET TO THE TOP has been nominated in the Business Information/Educational category. The Audies are conducted by the Audio Publishers Association.


March, 2008

Featured Business Week Bestseller:

THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING, 3RD EDITION by Jason Kelly hits No. 11 on the Business Week Bestseller list.


February, 2008

Featured in Publisher’s Marketplace:

Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs

John Corcoran’s A BRIDGE TO LITERACY and previously published biography THE TEACHER WHO COULDN’T READ, to Michael Sprague at Kaplan, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).

Featured in Publisher’s Marketplace
Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance

President and CEO of Principle Financial, J. Barry Griswell and co-author Bob Jennings’s ADVERSITY PARADOX, explaining how working to overcome humble beginnings, unexpected obstacles, or any manner of misfortune that may come your way may be the greatest tool to building business savvy you’ll ever have, to Phil Revzin at St. Martin’s, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (NA).

Featured in Publisher’s Marketplace
Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance

Sheila Murray Bethel’s A NEW BREED OF LEADER, illustrating what’s missing in today’s leaders and argues that the ideal leader for this new era needs to exhibit equal parts intellectual, emotional, strategic, and instinctual competence, to Denise Silvestro at Berkley, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (NA).


January, 2008

Critical Acclaim for THE POWER OF UNREASONABLE PEOPLE

THE POWER OF UNREASONABLE PEOPLE: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World by John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan has been receiving critical acclaim following its launch at Davos. It has been featured in:

The New York Times

The Economist
The Financial Times

John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan at the World Economic Forum with THE POWER OF UNREASONABLE PEOPLE. Photograph by Doris S. Michaels.

Amazon Bestseller

On Amazon.com, THE POWER OF UNREASONABLE PEOPLE is sitting atop a number of the bestseller categories:

Book Will Launch at the World Economic Forum (WEF):

THE POWER OF UNREASONABLE PEOPLE: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World by John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan will be published January 2008 by Harvard Business School Press, with a foreword written by Klaus Schwab.

THE POWER OF UNREASONABL PEOPLE will be given to each participant at the 2008 WEF in Davos.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” –George Bernard Shaw

John Elkington is the founder of SustainAbility, Ltd. and Pamela Hartigan is the Managing Director for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entreprenuership. Klaus Schwab is the founder of WEF and the Schwab Foundation.