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Our Year of Magical Thinking

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During these gloomy days of layoffs and economic struggles, one author landed a book deal by focusing on the power of magical thinking–turning a magazine article into a full-fledged book.

Psychology Today journalist Matthew Hutson just sold world rights to “7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Everyday Irrational Wisdom Keeps Us Happy, Healthy and Sane” to Hudson Street Press editor-in-chief Caroline Sutton. The deal was negotiated by Melissa Flashman at Trident, and the book is scheduled for a winter 2012 release.

Here’s more about the book: “A tour of the seven principles of everyday superstition to illuminate the deepest recesses of our imaginations and, ultimately, show us why belief plays a much more significant role in maintaining our health and happiness than most of us could ever imagine.”

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Hudson Street Press’ Shopping Spree

hsplogoo.jpgBucking the publishing recession, Hudson Street Press’ new editor-in-chief bought four books in a single week.

Last week, Hudson Street EIC Caroline Sutton bought four non-fiction titles: “Achieve,” a book about reaching goals by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D; “Living Well Through Hard Times,” a book about “how to live the best possible life” by Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., Professor of Human Development and Geriatrics at Cornell University; “Rush,” a book about finding happiness in challenging situations, by former White House Director of Economic Policy, Todd Buchholz; and finally, “How to Raise Your Adult Child,” a book about “big problems of their big children” by Susan Feinberg Ph.D. and Gail Parent.

In an email interview with GalleyCat, Sutton praised her rapidly-growing catalog: “I’m very happy with the way the list is shaping up. I’d like to see Hudson Street Press become a name everyone immediately associates with nonfiction that has a really strong takeaway, whether the approach is prescriptive, descriptive, or more narrative.”

Hudson Street Press EIC Scores “America’s Best Known Doctor”

weil.jpgNewly-hired Hudson Street Press editor Caroline Sutton landed a plum first deal earlier this week, buying the next book by Andrew Weil M.D., the author of five consecutive #1 NY Times bestsellers. The NY Times once wrote that Weil “has arguably become America’s best-known doctor.”

Set for a September 2009 release, “Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future,” Weil worries that health care problems could unravel the economy. Richard Pine from Inkwell Literary Management sealed the deal.

Here’s more from EIC Sutton’s statement: “Health and medicine have become a major issue in our society. Dr. Weil shows us exactly how we let this crisis happen and what we can do to resolve it. He writes with such passion that he will inspire readers to act.” (Photo via DrWeil.com)

Caroline Sutton Named EIC of Hudson Street Press

hudson_press_logo.gifThis afternoon, Caroline Sutton was named the new editor-in chief of Hudson Street Press. She will start work on May 4th.

Sutton had served as executive editor at the Collins Publishing Group, working most recently on “A Pearl in The Storm” by Tori Murden McClure. She was cut as HarperCollins restructured earlier this year.

Previously, Sutton worked at Random House Publishing Group, overseeing titles like where her bestselling titles included “You’re Wearing That?” by Deborah Tannen and “The Spectrum” by Dean Ornish, M.D. Before that, she worked at the Touchstone Fireside imprint of Simon & Schuster.