New signings

Book deals: February 2022 edition

A roundup of some of our recent book signings, slated for publication in 2022 and beyond

Let’s face it: The publishing world can be slow-moving. From peer review through editing and design, it takes time—sometimes a lot of it—to produce a polished book. But we’re too excited to keep every signing under wraps. We’re pleased to share details about a few of our latest acquisitions below, including a new volume from the award-winning business thought leader Lynda Gratton that urges companies to rethink where, when, and how we work. In case you missed it, you can browse several other new signings and forthcoming books in our December 2021 edition.

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Redesigning Work: How to Transform Your Organization and Make Hybrid Work for Everyone by Lynda Gratton

Emily Taber, acquisitions editor, has acquired North American rights to Redesigning Work: How to Transform Your Organization and Make Hybrid Work for Everyone by Lynda Gratton. Following the pandemic-induced reckoning, Redesigning Work offers a four-step process for organizations to rethink where, when, and how we work. Gratton is a professor of management practice at London Business School. Redesigning Work is slated for publication in spring 2022.

Design for a Better World by Donald A. Norman

Noah Springer, acquisitions editor, has acquired North American rights to Design for a Better World by Donald A. Norman. In his fourth title from the MIT Press, a legendary design-guru offers four maxims based in design to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. His previous titles with the MIT Press include Living with Complexity and The Design of Everyday Things, Revised and Expanded Edition. Design for a Better World is slated for publication in spring 2023.

Matthieu Ricard, photo by Raphaele Demandre

Notebooks of a Wandering Monk by Matthieu Ricard

Anne-Marie Bono, associate acquisitions editor, has acquired world English rights, at auction, to Notebooks of a Wandering Monk by Matthieu Ricard. One of the world’s most famous Buddhist monks, the author’s message about altruism, compassion, and the overlap between science and spirituality has captured the minds and hearts of people around the globe. His translated memoir, Notebooks of a Wandering Monk is slated for publication in spring 2024.


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