Kiera Jamison, senior commissioning editor at Icon Books, has acquired World English language rights from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann Agency to 101 TINY CHANGES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY by Ailbhe Malone, Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed UK.
101 TINY CHANGES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY is a beautifully packaged gift book filled with practical self-care tips for when you need a simple pick-me-up. It will offer help on how to look after yourself and your mental health, in an age where we too often forget to pause and take a breath.
With small actions, you can make a big improvement to your wellbeing – whether it’s making your phone a source of positivity instead of stress, engaging in habits that make you feel healthier and more positive, or preparing for darker days. Malone’s simple tips combined with witty illustrations from Naoise Dolan to create a resource you can dip into whenever you need a helping hand.
Jamison said: ‘The self-care trend is such a positive addition to the self-help and gift market, but what really struck me about Ailbhe’s approach is how practical and forgiving it is. You don't need to subscribe to a radical new plan; it's not about making sweeping New Year’s resolutions; it's just about making life better, one tiny act at a time. I love that. We’ll be publishing in October, a time when most people aren't prioritising looking after themselves and could use a friendly guide to brighten their days.’
Malone said: ‘I'm passionate about accessible, affordable self-care tips, and about finding out what works for you. So I'm delighted to work with Icon on this project. I've been a fan of Naoise's work for a long time, so it's a dream collaboration for me all round. I hope this book can find a home on your bookshelf, in your backpack, or on your desk at work - there for you whenever you need it.’
101 TINY CHANGES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY will be a totem for your bedside table, backpack, or to give to a friend in need. It believes that you are worth looking after, even when you don’t.
Icon will publish as a £9.99 hardback in October 2018.