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RIGHTS GUIDE 2015
Bestselling series with 675,000 copies sold!
3 foreign editions sold
Creativity journals for end- less quirky inspiration
10 titles in the series in print
ELENA VANISHING + HOPE AND OTHER LUXURIES
The publishing event of the season!
Mother-daughter companion memoirs about a young girl’s struggle with anorexia
From Clare B. Dunkle, author of The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy
WILMA’S WORLD Good Advice from a Good Dog
Featured in The New York Times!
Includes 100 uplifting photographs
Perfect for dog lovers!
INSIDE HBO’S GAME OF THRONES Seasons 3 & 4
6 foreign editions sold!
11 foreign editions sold for Book 1!
15 million viewers of the popular show
Based on the bestselling series by George R. R. Martin
THE BREAD EXCHANGE
3 foreign editions sold!
“…a beautiful and fascinating book.” —Library Journal
“…a gorgeously photographed cookbook.” —Yahoo! Food
Featured in Instyle UK, The Times UK, Food & Wine, and The New York Times Book Review
ART BEFORE BREAKFAST
3 foreign editions sold!
“…it’s tough not to close the cover without feeling more inspired than when you opened it.”
Shelf Awareness Book Trailer of the Day
THE GRUMPY GUIDE LIFE
A New York Times Bestseller!
6 foreign editions sold
An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month, August 2014
“…utterly adorable.” —The Telegraph UK
90,000 copies sold of first two titles!
5 titles in the series
A keepsake gift to last a lifetime.
Art & Creativity
642 TINY THINGS TO DRAW By Chronicle Books
Paperback, $9.95, 11 x 14 cm, 304 pages, 2800 words, Fall 2015, Film/TV rights available
In this all-new pocket-size version of the bestselling 642 Things to Draw, not only the book’s physical scale is dimin- utive, but so are all the quirky things inside that the user is prompted to draw. Budding artists of all ages will delight in re-examining the world —from seeds to little sea creatures— with a new appreciation of the minute and Lilliputian.
642 TINY THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT By San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, introduction by Po Bronson
Paperback, $9.95, 11.5 x 14 cm, 304 pages, 9000 words, Fall 2015, Film/TV rights available
The next installment in the bestselling series presents 642 new writing prompts in an irresistible format. From writing a life story in five sentences, to elaborating on a tiny detail, this book will inspire writers to push the limits of their imaginations. Delightful and thought-provoking, this book offers stumped writers, journalers, or any creative type a tiny flash of inspiration.
642 THINGS TO DRAW: NEW YORK 642 THINGS TO DRAW: PARIS By Chronicle Books
Paperback, $9.95, 11 x 14 cm, 304 pages, 2800 words, Spring 2016, Film/TV rights available
Each of these pocket-size volumes is packed with hundreds of things to draw that evoke these two great cities—whether you’re there as a local, a tourist, or simply indulging in Paris or New York dreams as an armchair traveler.
642 THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT ME By San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
Paperback, $16.95, 19 x 23 cm, 304 pages, 12.5k words, Spring 2016, Film/TV rights available
Self-reflection meets creativity in this new journal from the bestselling 642 series. Following the age-old advice to write what you know, this installment gives journalers the chance to write about a subject everyone knows very well: themselves. Packed with quirky prompts, it’s a perfect tool for soul- searching and brainstorming.
ANIMATOR’S SKETCHBOOK Paperback journal, $18.95, 15 x 20 cm, 176 pages, 1200 words, Fall 2015
This Pixar-branded sketchbook provides a single volume in which to record the incredible journey of the making of an animated film, coving the full preproduction process with individual sections for Concept, Color, Story, Characters, and Worlds. Each section includes a short introduction, inspiring quotes from some of the best artists working at Pixar, and a few key examples of related art.
ART + FASHION: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons By E. P. Cutler and Julien Tomasello
Hardcover, $85.00, 23 x 33 cm, 208 pages, 120 photos/illustrations, 25k words, Fall 2015
This deluxe tome celebrates the ongoing creative symbiosis between the worlds of art and fashion. Collected here are great collaborations, inspirations, and exchanges between world-renowned artists and legendary fashion figures from the mid-twentieth century to today. Each creative exchange is profiled in informative text and rich imagery, and the whole is presented in a sumptuous package of magnificent propor- tions resulting in a book as luxe and chic as the garments it represents.
4 From Earth and Space by Nirmala Nataraj
FUNNY!: Twenty-Five Years of Laughter from the Pixar Story Room Foreword by John Lasseter, introduction by Jason Katz
Hardcover, $29.95, 22 x 20 cm, 160 pages, 1000 words, Fall 2015
From Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur, some of the most iconic and hilarious moments in Pixar’s films were first con- ceived by the artists featured in this book. Buzz Lightyear and the gang crossing a busy road under orange traffic cones . . . A monster emptying a full trash can on a plate and calling it lunch . . . These memorable jokes are what make Pixar films so original and funny. But there are hundreds of jokes that don’t make it past the cutting room floor, and Funny! explores this material in depth, showcasing classic moments from all of Pix- ar’s films to date, plus never-before-published illustrations and doodles from the depths of Pixar’s archives.
THE ART OF THE FINDING DORY Hardcover, $40.00, 28 x 23 cm, 168 pages, 1000 words, Spring 2016
Returning to the world of Marlin, Nemo, and Dory, Finding Dory tells the story of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish as she reunites with her loved ones. The Art of Finding Dory exhibits the gorgeous artwork and design that went into the film’s creation.
THE ART OF THE GOOD DINOSAUR Foreword by John Lasseter, introduction by Peter Sohn
Hardcover, $40.00, 28 x 23 cm, 168 pages, 1000 words, Fall 2015
What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and dinosaurs never became extinct? Disney’s upcoming film, The Good Dinosaur, attempts to answer just this question. Showcasing the stunning artwork from the film’s creation, The Art of The Good Dinosaur offers the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the artistic research and design that went into the making of this film.
THE ART OF ZOOTOPIA Preface by John Lasseter, foreword by Byron Howard
Hardcover, $40.00, 28 x 23 cm, 168 pages, 1000 words, Spring 2016
Featuring the stunning concept art behind Disney’s newest animated feature Zootopia, this behind-the-scenes look at the elaborate artistry involved in creating the film includes sketches, storyboards, and colorscripts, as well quotes from the artists, animators, and production team.
CREATE NOW! A Systematic Guide to Artistic Audacity By Marlo Johnson
Paperback, $9.95, 13 x 18 cm, 120 pages, 5900 words, Spring 2016, Film/TV rights available
This flow-chart style book transforms the creative process into a simple series of questions. The book begins with clearing your mind: (Step 1: Do you have any basic physical needs to take care of at this moment?), and as readers move through a series of multiple-choice questions, they are guided on a creative adventure. A fool-proof system for banishing blocks and opening up to new inspirations.
EARTH AND SPACE: Photographs from the Archives of NASA Preface by Bill Nye, text by Nirmala Nataraj
Hardcover, $40.00, 28 x 23 cm, 176 pages, 100+ photos, 17k words, Fall 2015, Film/TV rights available
Take a tour of the universe with this awe-inspiring collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Featuring spectacular views of Earth from above, our solar system, and deep space, Earth and Space is an unparalleled journey through the cos- mos, exploring the beauty and mystery of our universe through images from the legendary space agency that will captivate space enthusiasts of all ages and interests.
FEATHERS By Robert Clark
Hardcover, $29.95, 18.5 x 23 cm, 176 pages, 50-65 photos, 18k words, Spring 2016
This striking volume by award-winning photographer Robert Clark offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of bird feath- ers. Pairing captivating color photographs of single feathers with insightful text about the evolution and function of each feather and its bird, this informative and handsome package celebrates both the science and the beauty of feathers.
FOR THE LOVE: Heartwarming Celebrations of Humanity from 25 Photographers By Eugene Kim and Alice Yoo
Hardcover, $22.95, 18 x 20 cm, 156 pages, 175-200 illustrations, 6000 words, Spring 16, Film/TV rights available
Let this delightful collection of inspiring, heartfelt, and often hilarious visual stories brighten your day. Twenty-five photog- raphers from around the world have captured magnificent displays of ordinary people—husbands and wives, parent