News from 2011

December, 2011

As seen on Huffingtonpost.com:

DSM Agency author Patricia Crisafulli is now writing a weekly column on creativity and purpose for the Huffington Post. You can read her latest column on the gift of time here.

As seen on Publisher’s Marketplace:

Pauline Hsia has joined the Doris S. Michaels Agency as an assistant. She was most recently with the Queens Ledger.

As seen on Publisher’s Marketplace:

Norwegian rights to Sarah McCoy’s THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER, to Kjell Jorgen Holbye at Gyldendal Norway, in a pre-empt, by Elina Ahlback at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency on behalf of Doris S. Michaels at Doris S. Michaels Agency.


November, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from DSM!

DSM Agency wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for our wonderful clients and colleagues throughout the world.


October, 2011

As seen on Publisher’s Marketplace:

September 28, 2011
Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance: America’s 1st master sommelier Eddie Osterland’s POWER ENTERTAINING, teaching the power of wine and food to build and strengthen professional relationships, to Lauren Murphy at Wiley, by Delia Berrigan Fakis and Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).

Power Entertaining with Eddie Osterland, Delia Berrigan Fakis, and Doris Michaels in NYC.

September, 2011

DSM Agency 2011 Frankfurt Hot List:

(Download the PDF here)

Jeffrey Fox and Robert Reiss
THE MIND OF THE CEO
McGraw-Hill (World English – May 2012)
Fox and Reiss reveal impact lessons from industry game changers based on direct interviews with the best CEOs in the world.

Eddie Osterland
POWER ENTERTAINING
John Wiley and Sons (World English – Fall 2012)
America’s 1st Master Sommelier teaches the power of wine and food to build and strengthen professional relationships.

Harry Kraemer
FROM VALUES TO ACTION
Jossey-Bass (World English – April 2011)
Illustrates how self-reflection allows the development of a values-based leadership, that sets the standard for business, that can influence the world at large.

Charlie Pellerin 
HOW NASA BUILDS TEAMS
John Wiley and Sons (World English – June 2009)
Korea Price (Korea); China Times (Taiwan); Achievement Publishing (Japan); Infodar (Bulgaria); CICAP (China)
Former Director of NASA illustrates a unique 4-D system to analyze team and leader effectiveness, focusing on team culture and managing individual behaviors.

Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond
COMEBACKS
Jossey-Bass (World English – May 2010)
Oceano Mexico (Latin American Spanish)
NY Times bestselling author Crisafulli pairs with Redmond to talk with high profile people who lost it all and how they successfully came back.

Maddy Dychtwald 
INFLUENCE
Hyperion (North America – May 2010)
China Times (Taiwan); Elsevier (Brazil); Lijiang Publishing House (China)
How women think and feel about money and how their control over money will transform the global society, families, politics, and the marketplace.

Eric Goodman
TRACKS
Atticus Books (World English – June 2011)
The reader journeys by train from Baltimore to Chicago via the perspectives of a diverse array of passengers.

Sarah McCoy
THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER
Random House (North America English & North America Spanish – January 2012)
A tale of family and heartbreak straddling WWII era Germany and modern day Texas asks: do you betray your fellow man or your loved ones?

Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond
RWANDA, INC.
Palgrave-Macmillan (World English – Fall 2012)
A look at Rwanda and the turnaround the country has experienced in the 17 years since the genocide, illustrated as a business model, featuring direct access to President Paul Kagame.

Selena Rezvani
PUSHBACK
Jossey-Bass (World English – May 2012)
Uncovering the unspoken rules of self-advocacy learned from the hard-won careers of America’s top businesswomen.

Jim Reisler
IGNITING THE FLAME
Globe Pequot Press (World English – Summer 2012)
The story of 14 men, assembled haphazardly in the late winter of 1896, who sailed to the first modern Games in Athens and won 11 first place medals.

James Salzman
THIRST
Overlook Press (World English – Fall 2012)
Sigongsa (Korea)
Reveals the evolution of drinking water from its origins as a free resource and one of the most powerful forces in nature into one of the biggest businesses worldwide.

Sue Hitzmann
THE MELT METHOD
HarperCollins (World English – Spring 2012)
A self-treatment technique that activates and hydrates the body’s connective tissue to prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living.

Nance Guilmartin
POWER OF PAUSE
Jossey-Bass (World English – December 2009)
Oceano Mexico (Latin American & US Spanish); Ediciones Palabras (Spain); Business Books Publishing (Korea); Editura Trei (Romania)
Explains how taking a moment to reevaluate our circumstances allows us to make more productive decisions and avoid disastrous miscommunications

Pamela Tsigdinos
SILENT SORORITY
Book Surge (North America – April 2009)
Award-winning book reveals not all infertility stories end with a baby – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a happy ending.

John Strelecky and Tim Brownson
HOW TO BE RICH AND HAPPY
Aspen Light Publishing (World English – May 2010) Edition Dauphin Blanc (France); DTV (Germany); Ank-Hermes (Holland); China Times (Taiwan)
A powerful formula that shows you how to build your unique picture of happiness and demonstrates in a straight talking style how to achieve it.

As seen on Publisher’s Marketplace:

September 24, 2011
Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance
HOW TO BECOME A RAINMAKER and HOW TO BECOME CEO author Jeffrey Fox and the host of THE CEO SHOW Robert Reiss’s THE MIND OF THE CEO, featuring the impact lessons from industry game changers based on direct interviews with the best CEOs in the world, to Mary Glenn at McGraw-Hill, by Delia Berrigan Fakis and Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (world English).


August, 2011

Nance Guilmartin on PBS:

Watch Nance Guilmartin’s interview on PBS Houston on “Living Smart” with Patricia Gras. View the video here.


July, 2011

Strelecky Continues to be an International Bestseller:

John Strelecky’s WHY CAFE, LIFE SAFARI, and BIG FIVE FOR LIFE remain strong sellers in Canada at No. 2 and 9 for Dauphin Blanc and No. 17 for the Renaud-Bray bestseller lists respectively.

As Seen on Inc.com:

Harry Kraemer’s FROM VALUES TO ACTION remains strong at No. 3 on the Inc. Magazine Business Book Bestseller List.


June, 2011

As Seen on Publishers Marketplace:

June 20, 2011
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NYT Bestselling HOUSE OF DIMON author Patricia Crisafulli and COMEBACKS author Andrea Redmond’s RWANDA, INC., a look at Rwanda and the turnaround the country has experienced in the 17 years since the genocide, illustrated as a business model, featuring direct access to President Paul Kagame, to Emily Carleton at Palgrave, by Delia Berrigan Fakis at DSM Agency (World English).


May, 2011

As Seen on Publishers Marketplace:

Delia Berrigan Fakis has been promoted to executive literary agent at DSM Agency and will be representing projects in the areas narrative nonfiction, memoir, business, self-help, current events, inspiration, and literary fiction in addition to continuing to handle the sale of translation, audio and film rights for the agency.

As Seen on Inc.com:

Harry Kraemer’s FROM VALUES TO ACTION hits No. 3 on the Inc. Magazine Business Book Bestseller List.

As Seen on JasonKelly.com:

DSM Agency donated more than 300 socks to the relief effort in Japan organized by author Jason Kelly. Socks for Japan has already distributed more than 40,000 pairs of socks to survivors. If you are interested in helping out with this worthy cause, please visit the website. Donations must be made no later than May 16th.


April, 2011

As Seen on Publisher’s Marketplace:

April 1, 2011
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs:
Duke University’s Samuel Mordecai Chair at the School of Law and the Nicholas Institute professor chair at the School of the Environment, James Salzman’s THIRST: A History of Drinking Water, revealing the evolution of drinking water from its origins as a free resource and one of the most powerful forces in nature into one of the biggest businesses worldwide, to Rob Crawford at Overlook, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).

DSM Agency London Hot List 2011
(PDF Available here)

Sue Hitzmann
THE MELT METHOD
HarperCollins (World English – Spring 2012)
A self-treatment technique that activates and hydrates the body’s connective tissue to prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living.

Harry Kraemer
FROM VALUES TO ACTION
Jossey-Bass (World English – April 2011)
Illustrates how self-reflection allows the development of a values-based leadership, that sets the standard for business, that can influence the world at large.

Curt Weeden 
SMART GIVING IS GOOD BUSINESS 
Jossey-Bass (World English – March 2011)
Corporations can increase their own business by supporting local nonprofits. Details asked when weighing what to spend on contributions.

Maddy Dychtwald 
INFLUENCE
Hyperion (North America – May 2010)
China Times (Taiwan); Elsevier (Brazil); Lijiang Publishing House (China)
How women think and feel about money and how their control over money will transform the global society, families, politics, and the marketplace.

Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond
COMEBACKS
Jossey-Bass (World English – May 2010)
Oceano Mexico (Latin American Spanish)
NY Times bestselling author Crisafulli pairs with Redmond to talk with high profile people who lost it all and how they successfully came back.

Nance Guilmartin
POWER OF PAUSE
Jossey-Bass (World English – December 2009)
Oceano Mexico (Latin American & US Spanish); Ediciones Palabras (Spain)
Explains how taking a moment to reevaluate our circumstances allows us to make more productive decisions and avoid disastrous miscommunications.

Charlie Pellerin 
HOW NASA BUILDS TEAMS
John Wiley and Sons (World English – June 2009)
Korea Price (Korea); China Times (Taiwan); Achievement Publishing (Japan); Agir Editora (Brazil); Infodar (Bulgaria); CICAP (China)
Former Director of NASA illustrates a unique 4-D system to analyze team and leader effectiveness, focusing on team culture and managing individual behaviors.

Selena Rezvani
PUSHBACK
Jossey-Bass (World English – May 2012)
Uncovering the unspoken rules of self-advocacy learned from the hard-won careers of America’s top businesswomen.

Jim Reisler
IGNITING THE FLAME
Globe Pequot Press (World English – Summer 2012)
The story of 14 men, assembled haphazardly in the late winter of 1896, who sailed to the first modern Games in Athens and won 11 first place medals.

James Salzman
THIRST
Overlook Press (World English – Fall 2012)
Reveals the evolution of drinking water from its origins as a free resource and one of the most powerful forces in nature into one of the biggest businesses worldwide.

Eric Goodman
TRACKS
Atticus Books (World English – Summer 2011)
The reader journeys by train from Baltimore to Chicago via the perspectives of a diverse array of passengers.

Sarah McCoy 
THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER
Random House (North America English & North America Spanish – Fall 2011)
A tale of family and heartbreak straddling WWII era Germany and modern day Texas asks: do you betray your fellow man or your loved ones? Is that the only choice you have?

Pamela Tsigdinos
SILENT SORORITY
Book Surge (North America – April 2009)
Award-winning book reveals not all infertility stories end with a baby – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a happy ending.

Jeffrey Fox
HOW TO BE A FIERCE COMPETITOR
Jossey-Bass (World English – March 2010)
Sripathum (Thailand); Alpina (Russia); Pegasus (Turkey); Thenan (Korea); L’Archipel (France)
Fox shows tough times also give solid companies, strong managers, and potential rainmakers the opportunity to seize market share.

John Strelecky and Tim Brownson
HOW TO BE RICH AND HAPPY
Aspen Light Publishing (World English – May 2010) Edition Dauphin Blanc (France); DTV (Germany); Ank-Hermes (Holland)
A powerful formula that shows you how to build your unique picture of happiness and demonstrates in a straight talking style how to achieve it.


March, 2011

COMEBACKS Wins Axiom Book Award:

At the Axiom Business Book Awards, Andrea Redmond and Patricia Crisafulli’s COMEBACKS won the gold medal in the Success/Motivation category. See the entire list of winners here.

As Seen on Publishers Marketplace:

March 12, 2011
Non-fiction: Sports
Author of THE BEST GAME EVER and A GREAT DAY IN COOPERSTOWN, Jim Reisler’s IGNITING THE FLAME: AMERICA’S FIRST OLYMPIC TEAM, the story of 14 men, assembled haphazardly in the late winter of 1896, who sailed to the first modern Games in Athens and won 11 first place medals, to Keith Wallman at Lyons Press, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).


February, 2011

Elkington Wins Multiple Awards

John Elkington, co-author of THE POWER OF UNREASONABLE PEOPLE, has recently been awarded the 2011 Spencer Hutchens, Jr. Medal by the American Society for Quality as well as a Bellagio Center Fellowship by the Rockefeller Foundation. You can read about both of these honors here.

As Seen on Amazon:

Jason Kelly’s THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING 2010 Ed. is the No.1 stock book.


January, 2011

As Seen in Barely South Review:

An interview with Sarah McCoy can be found in the January 2011 issue of the Barely South ReviewRead the full piece here. The literary journal also features a chapter from one of McCoy’s upcoming novels. Enjoy the excerpt here.

As Seen in Publishers Marketplace:

January 19, 2011
Non-fiction: Business/Investing/Finance
Author of THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS and Washington Post columnist Selena Rezvani’s PUSHBACK: How Smart Women Navigate Conflict, Negotiations & Tough Conversations, uncovering the unspoken rules of self-advocacy learned from the hard-won careers of America’s top businesswomen, to Genoveva Llosa at Jossey-Bass, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).

As Seen in the Washington Post:

DSM Agency author Selena Rezvani’s first book, THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS, is featured as a top 5 business book:

DSM Agency Remembers

Abner Stein

President and Founder, Abner Stein Ltd.