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Complete proposals and sample chapters can be obtained by emailing John at jwlitagent@msn.com

"On a good day, I am still convinced I have the best job in the world. Even after all these years, the unique delight in discovering a great unpublished work hasn't diminished. Sometimes you find something new and you just say Wow!"Sonny Mehta, Knopf, editor-in-chief


PROPOSALS:

 Business / Economics / Entrepreneurship / Management

  • Michael Hennelly, Ph.D., Mastering Military Strategy of Business: Bridging Military and Corporate Strategy to Build Great Leaders and Organizations

  • Gerald J. Leonard, Workplace Jazz: How Emotionally Connected Teams Thrive and Sustain Results
    See Author's Website

  • Sam MacPherson, Leading Beyond the War Room: How World Class Enterprises Connect Strategy to Everyday Management for Breakthrough Initiatives

  • Alan Willett, Leading with Speed: Master the Keys to Creating Leadership Force
    Author of Leading the Unleadable — one of Soundview's Best Business Books of 2017

  • JUST SOLD! John Futterknecht and Marty Seldman PhD, Leading in the Global Matrix: Key Skills to Bridge the Gap Between Expectation and Reality to BenBella Books with the Audio Rights to Brilliance Audio, an Amazon Company

  • JUST SOLD! Lorraine Justice, PhD, Innovating Great Products: 10 Key Global Factors for Design and Marketing Teams to Nicholas Brealey, Hachette


 Personal Finance / Investing / Trading / Real Estate


 Careers / Personal Growth / Psychology / Relationships

  • JUST SOLD! Ashley Davis Bush, The Art and Power of Acceptance to Octopus/Hachette

  • JUST SOLD! Mike D'Antoni, Tom Markert, Dave D'Antoni, Fast Break: Accelerating High Performance and Your Career Success to Lyons Press


 Health & Wellness / Lifestyle / Parenting

  • Kristen Darcy, Heart of Power: 50 Ways to Break Free From Toxic Energy, People and Predators
    See Author's Website

  • Megan Smith Gill, The Bullshift Blueprint: Busting Your Personal Myths and Barriers to a More Abundant Life
    See Author's Website

  • JUST SOLD! Amy Alamar and Kristine Schlichting, Connected Conversations: Turning Everyday Talk into Lasting and Resilient Relationships with Our Kids to Fairwinds Press, Quarto Group


 History / Biography / Politics / Current Events

  • Bethany Bradshar, The Big Rock: A Million Dollars, Thousands of Fans and the Elusive Hunt for a Half Ton Blue Marlin
    See Website

  • Harlan Green, Answering the Kennedy's Call: Inspiring Lessons for Community Building and Public Service from the Sixties
    See Author's Website

  • Edward Segal, From Whistle-Stops to Photo Ops: The Remarkable History of Campaign Trains in American Politics
    See Author's Website and Blog

  • JUST SOLD! Cedric Alexander, Ph.D, The Fourth Branch: How America's Real "Deep State" Will Save Our Democracy to Berret-Koehler Publishers

  • JUST SOLD! Michael Wildes, Opening the Golden Door to Ankerwycke Books, ABA Publishing

  • JUST SOLD! Lauren Wright, PhD., In Fame We Trust: America's Celebrity Addiction and the Future of Our Democracy to Routledge Press, Taylor & Francis Group


 Historical Fiction / Thrillers / True Crime

  • Iris Frank, Pontiac's Prophecy: Bone to Steel
    "On the eve of his first kill in battle a blood-soaked young warrior, named Pontiac, awakens a prophecy told on the year of his birth. The signs point to him as the chosen warrior, meant to lead his people out of impending extinction. The prophecy is delivered by Awa-Han, a haunting, young, beauty and powerful seer. Her words clearly point an accusing finger at one of the invading European powers that seek to claim the ancestral land of the Natives Americans. Pontiac's people find themselves at the center of two warring empires, fighting to control the lucrative fur trade. Blindly addicted to the trade goods of the French and British, the tribes hesitate to see the impending apocalypse." — From the Synopsis/Treatment

  • JUST SOLD! Chris Formant, Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn to Post Hill Press

  • JUST SOLD! Chris Formant, Film rights to Saving Washington to Fearless Films, Gregg Feinberg, Emmy winning producer of Big Little Lies


 Science / Technology

  • JUST SOLD! Todd Neff, The Life Ray: How the Lidar Laser Changed Our View of the World and Will Revolutionize How We Live In It to Prometheus Publishers

  • JUST SOLD! Josh Rappoport, Living in a Post-Genomic World to BenBella Books


 Special Topics / Reference / Gift Books / Humor / Sports / Pop Culture

  • Elizabeth Waterman, Dark Angels: Exploring the World of Exotic Entertainment
    — "The Humans of New York meet Striptease"
    This book includes more than 150 images of extraordinary performers, behind the scenes, on the pole, backstage, at home with their children, in the studio, and studying for their midterms. The provocative photos are supplemented with interviews and the author's reflections on her journey exploring the world of strip clubs and strippers. All the women have signed full model releases.
    See Author's Website


 Artists and Authors from Japan

  • The Nikoli Puzzle Company, Japan
    Nikoli is the world's leading puzzle and game development company based in Japan. Nikoli published the first puzzle magazine in 1980 and has developed more that 200 original puzzles. Nikoli puzzles are used by Sony and over 100 media outlets worldwide in newspapers and magazines. Nikoli and its founder, Maki Kaji named the popular number puzzle Sudoku and has published numerous books and calendars on Sudoku with Workman Publishers. In 2008 they launched a new series of puzzle books with Sterling Publishers introducing new puzzle games such as slitherlink, heyawake, masyu, nurikabe, slitherlink and many more. See the company's Website.

  • Kuniko Kanawa, The Art of Japanese Kanzashi Design
    "Atelier Kanawa" means "the studio to produce Japanese harmony and peace" and it is run by Kuniko Kanawa, a professional Tsumami Kanzashi artisan and certified Kimono consultant whose work appears at the Japanese American National Museum. Through intensive training by one of only five master Kanzashi artisans in Japan, Kuniko's passion to preserve this beautiful traditional art and crafts has led to her working on her book in part as a memorial for her master trainer. It introduces the authentic Tsumami Kanzashi as well as the modern Kanzashi focusing of how to preserve this traditional art and culture. Kuniko's art, hairpins, and jewelry can be viewed at her website www.atelierkanawa.com and will be the basis of her new book and crafts kit.


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John with Maki Kaji, the father of Sudoku
John with the Nikoli Publishing Executives
 John with Taro Yaguchi, Founder of Taro's Origami Studio

 

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