Deal News: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT BETTER: A Woman’s Guide to Being Alive by Monica Heisey

Red Deer Press publisher Richard Dionne has acquired world rights to Monica Heisey’s book of comedic essays I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better: A Woman’s Guide to Being Alive, a how-to parody based on her She Does the City column “The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide.”

Congratulate Monica on Twitter!


Based on his TEDx talk which has now generated more than 5 million views, University of Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith’s, WHY YOU WILL FAIL TO HAVE A GREAT CAREER, a “tough-love” approach to finding and then chasing one’s real passion in life, in a pre-empt to Rick Wolff at HMH (for World excl. Canada), and in a pre-empt to Kate Cassaday at HarperCollins Canada.

Get ready to be inspired.

Deal News: WHOLE BOWLS by Allison Day has been sold to Skyhorse Publishing

roasted garlic parsnip white bean soupGreat news cookbook fans! WHOLE BOWLS by Allison Day (blogger and food photographer at has been sold to Skyhorse for publication in 2016.

Can’t wait?

Try some of her recipes from Yummy Beet now:

Simply Granola

Pumpkin Caramel Almond Butter Cups

Roasted Garlic, Parsnip, and White Bean Soup

And her Vegetarian Thanksgiving dish in the New York Times:

Rice, Beet, Kale Salad with Cider Dressing

Deal News: GROWING UP GOURMET by Jennifer Carlson has been sold to Atria Books

Parents of young kids will be excited about this one!

World Rights to Baby Gourmet (an organic baby food company) founder Jennifer Carlson’s GROWING UP GOURMET, a baby and toddler cookbook featuring 125 natural recipes, with a mix of new recipes and Baby Gourmet favorites, have been sold to Donna Loffredo at Atria/Simon & Schuster!