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Welcome to Santasado, a literary agency for non-fiction books and management titles. We represent high-quality insights and inspiration from English and Dutch authors in genres like History, Leadership, and Communication. The website features information and reading materials, but you can get in touch with me if you wish to request more information on these titles. My name is Laurens Molegraaf and I have been working in foreign rights for more than ten years for various Dutch literary and non-fiction publishers. Santasado is a recently founded and independent agency with the aim to connect great books to a worldwide audience.

 
NEW TITLES (December 2022):

Crash
- Niek van den Adel & Peter Smolders

This is not another story about someone who gets into a single-vehicle accident and sees the light. This is Niek’s story. A story about love, pain, dead sperm, power, a puppy, inclusivity, perseverance, humor and success.

Over 20,000 copies sold | Full English translation available | Click here for more information

The Japanese Sword - Natsuo Hattori & Tomohiro Nakamori

With a rich collection of captivating photographs, this book delves into the mystery of the Japanese sword, the most powerful and beautiful weapon on the earth. The Japanese sword is said to have the hardest blade in the world. It is a weapon as well as a piece of art, sometimes admired as a sacred treasure.

English sample translation available | Over 5,000 copies sold | Italian, French, and Simplified Chinese rights sold | Click here for more information

The Choice To Quit - Madoka Sawa

There are things that you don't really want to do and don't need to do, but you don't realize it and continue to do them just because you have done them or because you have been doing them for a long time. That is the sunk cost of life.

English sample translation available | Published in Complex Chinese, Korean, and Japanese | Click here for more information

Run From the Water - Linda Westendorp

A group of six tour guides is celebrating Christmas Eve on a Thai beach in 2004. The toast to their lives by the azure water beneath the palm trees and amongst the ecstatic vacationers. The next day their paradise is hit by one of the biggest disasters in recent history, killing 230,000 people. The merry ‘Team Phuket’ instantly transforms into an untrained emergency battalion at the bizarre battlefield left behind by the sea. They rescue guests, search for missing people, and inform relatives of terrible news.

Full German translation available | Click here for more information

Souvenirs - Ferry Zandvliet

Ferry is a ‘grumpy old guy’. He is angry. He is angry with his environment, his parents’ divorce, angry with everything that goes wrong, with the world at large. That stops on November 13th 2015. He and his friends are in the audience at a concert in the Parisian Bataclan theater when three men with Kalashnikovs open fire in the packed hall.

Over 15,000 copies sold | Click here for more information

 

FRANKFURT 2022 NON-FICTION RIGHTS GUIDE

The rights guide for general non-fiction features the following highlights:

32 new titles and twelve pages of backlist titles on genres like communication, psychology, personal development, history, economy, health, parenthood, education, current affairs, politics, travel, philosophy, financial management, lifestyle, relations, music, leadership, coaching, sustaibability, and creativity.

You can email to request the pdf or view the catalogue online here.

There is also a separate Better World Books catalogue, with a selection of titles for idealists, do-gooders, game changers, nature lovers, climate activists, diversity pioneers, and others who feel the urge to change things for the better. Click here to view the selection online or send me an email to request the catalogue.

FRANKFURT 2022 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT RIGHTS GUIDE

The rights guide for business and management books features the following highlights:

27 new titles and 33 pages of backlist titles on genres like communication, history, economy, human resources, personal development, project management, innovation, leadership, strategy, psychology, marketing, entrepreneurship, organizations, teams, and sustainability.

You can email to request the pdf or view the catalogue online here.

And this is the link for all English (US/UK) publishers, with all the titles for which English rights are still available.

RECENT SALES:

The Ladder by dr. Ben Tyler, Chinese rights sold to Publishing House of Electronics Industry
Society 4.0 by Bob de Wit, Turkish rights sold to Tohum Yayincilik
Formula X
by Jurriaan Kamer and Rini van Solingen, Italian rights sold to ROI Edizioni
Have I Got Dirt For You by Dominique J. Darmon, World English rights sold to Amsterdam University Press, Dutch rights sold to Walburg Press
180 Business Hacks by Roel de Graaf, German rights sold to Franz Vahlen verlag
The Ladder by dr. Ben Tyler, Russian rights sold to Mann Ivanov Ferber
Marketing Design by Eveline van Zeeland, Ukrainian rights sold to ArtHuss
Leading With Obeya by Tim Wiegel, Simplified Chinese rights sold to Cheers Publishing
Online Influence by Bas Wouters and Joris Groen, Simplified Chinese rights sold to Tsinghua University Press
Online Influence by Bas Wouters and Joris Groen, Thai rights sold to Amarin
Leading With Obeya by Tim Wiegel, Italian rights sold to Guerini.Next
Online Influence
by Bas Wouters and Joris Groen, Russian rights sold to Byblos
Online Influence
by Bas Wouters and Joris Groen, Japanese rights sold to Seishin Shobo
The Corporate Startup
by Tendayi Viki, Dan Toma and Esther Gons, Spanish rights (North and South America) sold to Tecnólogico de Monterrey
Work Has Left the Building by Jitske Kramer, German rights sold to dPunkt Verlag

FEATURED TITLE:

Have I Got Dirt For You is filled with scientific insights, real-life examples, and gossip situations from movies, series, and literature. With the help of this book you will learn everything about this inevitable form of communication. And about all the aspects that have an important role in the art of gossiping: finding the perfect balance is the key to success.

Full English manuscript available | Great reviews in Financial Times and Kirkus | Click here for more information

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