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Keller Media represents business, health, inspiration and self-help books. Agent Wendy Keller first attended Frankfurt in 1991.  Since that time, authors whose rights she has placed outside the USA have sold more than 8.1 million copies in 26 languages, including 9 international best sellers.

This page is intended as a catalog for our foreign colleagues.  However, if your nonfiction book has sold more than 2,500 copies in the USA in the last 12 months and you’d like us to consider representing you to our foreign contacts, please write Megan Close at MClose (at) KellerMedia (dot) com.

Business Books

OVER THE TOP: How the Internet is (Slowly but Surely) Changing the Television Industry

The internet has changed every industry in the world, and television is the last “mass medium” to be disrupted. It is also the most resistant to change.

Industry veteran and longtime analyst and observer Alan Wolk lays out how the television industry is adapting to the digital era, showing readers what is really happening. Wolk also discusses changes like “binge watching” and “cord cutting” and reveals his predictions for the future of the industry.

Andrew Wallenstein, co-editor-in-chief of Variety, says “Alan Wolk is one of the most insightful observers writing about the media business today. There’s no better expert to help you navigate the confusing, complicated nexus of TV and the Internet.” 

Alan Wolk, best-selling author and TV industry analyst, has become the media industry’s go-to expert for understanding the changes coming from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, New York’s Madison Avenue and beyond. A frequent contributor to and columnist from Slate, Forbes, Decider and other industry news sites, Wolk has been interviewed and quoted by everyone from NPR to Variety to The New York Times.

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LOYAL: Listen or you Always Lose – A Leader’s Guide to Winning Customer and Employee loyalty

by Aaron Painter

In LOYAL, Microsoft executive Aaron Painter explains how accomplished leaders use the time-tested secret of listening to turn the concept of loyalty into a powerful reality.

While working in China, Painter experienced firsthand how customer and employee retention is key to building a successful company.

LOYAL teaches readers how to develop opportunities in a global, ever-changing business environment. The book provides insightful suggestions about how companies can create a culture of active listening to engage their most valuable resource: people, whether they are customers or employees. By building respectful relationships and strengthening those connections through the techniques Painter describes, any organization can position itself for sustained growth.

Aaron Painter is a global executive who is passionate about how listening empowers people and organizational growth. As Vice President and General Manager at Microsoft in China, he leads a broad team of sales, marketing, product, and partner management professionals. He is also an executive sponsor for Microsoft’s rising millennial workforce of recent hires from top undergraduate and MBA programs. Painter has lived and worked in six countries across four continents, and exemplifies a new generation of global leaders. He is a highly sought-after speaker and advisor to companies that are seeking business transformation.

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GIVE: The Ultimate Guide to Using Facebook Advertising to Generate More Leads, More Clients and Massive ROI

by Nicholas Kusmich

Most marketers concentrate on what they’re trying to get. The best marketers concentrate on what they have to give.

The way people consume media is changing, fast. Laptops, tablets and smartphones keep us constantly connected to the web. This represents a huge opportunity for savvy marketers. The only problem: the old methods are no longer working. New media demands new advertising. Facebook is the single most effective platform for marketing in the Internet era, and Nicholas Kusmich is the best Facebook marketer in the world. In GIVE, he will show you what differentiates Facebook from traditional advertising and explain why it’s so important to promote your business in a way that’s congruent with the norms of social media.

He’ll take you through a four-step process to pinpoint your market, master your message, create a magnet and build a mechanism that both collects and helps you retain and develop those relationships. When used well, Nic’s Facebook advertising strategies can send your return on investment through the roof.

Nicholas Kusmich (nicholaskusmich.com) is best known as the World’s Leading Facebook Advertising Strategist and for having the highest ROI in the industry (up to 30,973.32%). He is also an international speaker, founder for H2H Media Group and Marketers Council, and the creator of The Art of Lead Generation. He works with A-List clients including top thought-leaders, NYT Best Selling Authors, top Inc. 500 and fast growth companies, creating advertising campaigns that actually work.

Languages Sold: Hungarian

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One Page Management: How to Focus on the Right Things and Manage with One Page of Meaningful Information

by Riaz Khadem, Ph.D., and Robert Lorber, Ph.D.

Most management books recommend strategies that are complicated and hard to implement. One Page Management helps leaders effectively and easily implement the principles in Dr. Kenneth H. Blanchard’s The One Minute Manager. The key to success in business is easy access to quality information, but busy managers are drowning in a sea of useless data.

This book introduces a simple, straightforward method to radically transform data into valuable intelligence that can be acted upon quickly.

One Page Management teaches a simple screening system that reduces the glut of memos, printouts, and files to three one-page reports. This gives managers a complete view of their organization in the simplest form possible. Achievers become visible, problems are short-circuited, and managers gain control over their own performance. As in The One Minute Manager, the system unfolds in a simple parable: an executive turns around a floundering company with the ingenious help of “the Infoman.”

One Page Management is available in Spanish and English and has been translated into twelve languages.

Dr. Riaz Khadem is the founder and CEO of Infotrac, Inc., an internationally successful consulting company.
Dr. Robert Lorder is president of the Lorber Kamai Consulting Group and a visiting assistant professor at University of California Davis.

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Total Alignment: Real World Management Strategies

 

by Riaz and Linda Khadem, Entrepreneur Press

+48,000 copies sold in Spanish – New release in USA

No matter what size of business you run, Total Alignment helps executives define the vision and strategies that support your company’s mission.

This book offers a realistic, practical method to achieve certainty that the roles, responsibilities, and goals of each member of your organization are clear and aligned for success.

Total Alignment is a blueprint for business, because when you align your day-to-day operations with your business goals and support the structure with a strong management team, your business will achieve breakthrough results, sustained growth, and a high-performing workforce.

Whether your team struggles most with communication, accountability, or motivation, this book will help you inspire your organization to produce efficiently, engage in the company’s vision, and hold each other accountable for solid, sustained progress. Implement these concepts and tools to gain coherence, strength, and value. Total Alignment will help you to:

• Measure and narrow alignment gaps in key areas of your business using the Alignment Survey

• Plan for your company’s growth and measure it along the way with the Alignment Map

• Define clear roles and responsibilities for each person to ensure accountability

• Eliminate silos, inefficiencies, and redundancies with the innovative One Page Management Strategy

• Set short- and long-term goals that add value to each department and the business as a whole

This book contains easy-to-use templates to analyze and monitor improvements in your company’s alignment, including Business and Individual Scorecards, the Competency Worksheet, an Action Plan Commitment chart, and the Performance and Effort Indexes.

Dr. Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem operate Infotrac, Inc., an internationally successful consulting company. Total Alignment is the result of over 25 years of experience in leadership and management, and has been implemented in many industries across the world. Total Alignment has sold 48,000 copies in Spanish worldwide and is newly released in the USA by Entrepreneur Press.

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The Cult of the Customer: Create an Amazing Customer Experience That Turns Satisfied Customers into Customer Evangelists

by Shep Hyken, Wiley Publishing

This is a book that you and everyone you work with needs to read, study, discuss and embrace.  It is your guide to creating an amazing customer experience that turns satisfied customers into customer evangelists.

Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE is the Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations and known for his high-energy presentations, which combine important information with entertainment (humor and magic) to create exciting programs for his audiences.  His articles have been read in hundreds of publications, and he is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling business author.  He is also the creator of The Customer Focus program, which helps clients develop a customer service culture and loyalty mindset.  Shep has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from Fortune 100 size organizations to companies with less than 50 employees. Some of his clients include American Airlines, AAA, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, AETNA, Abbott Laboratories, American Express – and that’s just a few of the A’s! Shep Hyken’s most requested programs focus on customer service, customer loyalty, internal service, customer relations and the customer experience.

Languages:  English

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The Amazement Revolution: Seven Customer Service Strategies to Create an Amazing Customer (and Employee) Experience

by Shep Hyken, Greenleaf Book Group

Hyken shares more than one hundred insightful examples from fifty role-model companies that prove these strategies can and should be implemented immediately—by any organization, large or small.

Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE is the Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations and known for his high-energy presentations, which combine important information with entertainment (humor and magic) to create exciting programs for his audiences.  His articles have been read in hundreds of publications, and he is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling business author.  He is also the creator of The Customer Focus program, which helps clients develop a customer service culture and loyalty mindset.  Shep has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from Fortune 100 size organizations to companies with less than 50 employees. Some of his clients include American Airlines, AAA, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, AETNA, Abbott Laboratories, American Express – and that’s just a few of the A’s! Shep Hyken’s most requested programs focus on customer service, customer loyalty, internal service, customer relations and the customer experience.

Languages:  English

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The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing? 

by Jeffrey Hayzlett, Hachette

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a big, boisterous guy who has the guts to get in your face and tell you exactly why your business isn’t doing well. In short, he asks the questions that most business managers are afraid to ask. And as Jeff points out, if you aren’t willing to look at what’s working and what isn’t – and then take the necessary steps to fix them — well, you and your colleagues and employees are in for a tough ride.

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a best-selling author, business change agent and marketing expert,  and has led the turnaround of one of the most iconic brands in the world as the Chief Marketing Officer of Kodak with some of the most innovative approaches to marketing. He’s been called the “Celebrity CMO” by Forbes magazine and the “Chuck Norris of marketing” by bloggers.  He has received numerous global marketing and business awards and honors, including the Frost & Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award for marketing. In 2008, Mr. Hayzlett was inducted into the College of Business Administration Direct Marketers Hall of Fame. In June 2009, he was awarded the prestigious G.D. Crain Jr. Award for Marketing Excellence and inducted into the BMA Hall of Fame at the Business Marketing Association’s annual conference. Previously, the U.S. Small Business Association named him Entrepreneur of the Year.

Languages: English

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 Self-Help and Other Genres

My Olympic Life

by Anita DeFrantz

In My Olympic Life, Olympian and bronze medal winner Anita L. DeFrantz shares her thrilling life story, inspiring readers of all types. Readers will follow an African-American youngster from racially-charged and segregated Indianapolis in the 1960s and 1960s, who went to a high school with no sports for girls, as she achieves her Olympic dreams.

DeFrantz was a member of the first women’s U.S. Olympic rowing team and won a bronze medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. This experience led her to become an active member in national and international sports and Olympic organizations, including becoming the first female vice president of both the International Rowing Federation (FISA) and the International Olympic Committee.

This is more than a story about civil rights and sporting victories. My Olympic Life reveals how through grit, determination, hard work and passion, one person can change the lives of many.

Anita L. DeFrantz captained the U.S. women’s rowing team in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, where she earned a bronze medal. She is currently the seventh-ranking member in seniority of the International Olympic Committee, where she serves on the executive board. She has been a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Director since 1978 and has twice been inducted into the Rowing Hall of Fame. She served as president of the LA84 Foundation for close to thirty years, serving more than three million children in Southern California through youth sports programs. She holds a B.A. from Connecticut College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School as well as several honorary doctorate degrees.

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Lift Like A Girl: Be More, Not Less

by Nia Shanks

You sweat, burn and fast until you’re exhausted…only to fall into a tailspin of stress, overindulgence and blame. If you’re like most women, you’ve been through this vicious cycle more times than you can count. But what if fitness wasn’t about fixing flaws and shrinking sizes? What if your workout could be uncomplicated, energizing and even fun?

Fitness coach Nia Shanks has helped countless clients reinvent their mindset around exercise, nutrition, and body image. Based on her wildly popular blog, Lift Like a Girl is so much more than a workout program. It’s an empowering lifestyle built around discovering the strength you never knew you had. Along with her practical, step-by-step approach for getting proven results in the gym, Nia breaks through the weight-loss clichés that keep too many women dissatisfied, depressed, and constantly on a diet. Find out how good it feels to lift like a girl, and leave the gym feeling more awesome than ever.

Nia Shanks is a writer and personal trainer and is showing women how to build a better body by using sane and simple principles. Nia believes in combining smart, progressive strength training, simple and flexible nutrition guidelines tailored to an individual’s lifestyle and preferences, and a positive mindset. Nia believes building a better, stronger, leaner, and healthier body should be a process that enhances peoples’ lives, and doesn’t dominate them. Since 2009 Nia has been sharing information that has allowed individuals to ditch diets, break free from obsessive eating habits, and discover how to achieve maximum results with minimum workouts on her website, NiaShanks.com.

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It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life!

by Willie Jolley

Get ready to learn make your dreams come true! Motivational coach Willie Jolley readers the keys to success and the tools to build their futures into the kind of lives they have only dreamed about.  Why only a minute? Because it only takes a minute to decide to go after your dreams. This is the minute when lives change.  Everyone is given the same number of minutes a day: 1440. The key is what you do with them! Everyone has the ability to take advantage of that precious time. Willie Jolley will show them how.

Let Willie Jolley fuel you with energy and ideas for:

Success: “If you want to do the incredible then you must dream the impossible! The key to success is to dreams and then go after those dreams with all that is within you, realizing that if the dream is big enough the problems don’t matter!

Choices: “It is not so much what happens to you but rather what happens in you! You have a choice in life. You can choose to be happy, choose to be healthy, choose to be wealthy. Success is a choice, not a chance!

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings. He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International, inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association.

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Turn Setbacks into Greenbacks: 7 Steps to Go from Financial Disaster to Financial Freedom

by Willie Jolley

Author Willie Jolley draws upon the inspiring real-life success stories and intelligent insights to show readers how to create a positive outlook, become adaptable to every circumstance, and seize the opportunities that will lead them to greater success. Jolley has the tools readers can use to triumph in tough times, to see your setbacks as new opportunities, and to invest confidence in their ideas. With great psychological insight, hard business know-how, and techniques readers can use every day, Jolley will empower readers to:

  • Create your own PHD (persistence, hunger, and determination) that will power you through tough times
  • Focus on the pursuit of success—and then follow through on it in a consistent way
  • Maintain calm in situations of panic—and target opportunities others will pass by
  • Break through negativity so you can make the decisions that will pay off on your path to success
  • Find an “attitude of gratitude” that will fortify your spiritual, physical, and financial growth

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings. He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International, inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association.

Languages Sold: Indian, Spanish

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Spiritually Rich and Sexy: A Woman’s Guide to Becoming Infinitely Attractive

by Pamela Jo McQuade,

Women around the world grow up feeling inadequate. Many women feel that they need to be something other than what they are to be loved and lovable, good and appreciated. In this book, author and workshop leader Pamela Jo McQuade proves that they already possess everything they seek – just by being themselves!

Dedicated to the heart and soul of every woman, Spiritually Rich & Sexy lights the way for readers, step by step, to achieve a greater sense of their own worth. She leads us to understand that everyone deserves respect, beauty, abundance, love, joy, freedom, and peace, and that these qualities already live inside of them. Women who read this book will feel encouraged, inspired and more confident and be able to pursue a happier life for themselves and the people they love.

Spiritually Rich & Sexy helps you find the beauty within and love yourself first.” – John Gray, Ph.D., International Best-Selling Author of Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus

Pamela Jo McQuade is a writer, blogger and workshop leader on this topic and others related to female empowerment. Her quirky, friendly style invites the sense that one is sitting down for a cup of tea with a good friend.

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 The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World

By Andrew Merrifeld, Walker & Co.

“The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance … and slowness with memory and confronting,” observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in mind—a search for slowness and tranquility—Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend’s donkey, Gribouille, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France’s Haute-Auvergne. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth, and beauty amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it.

Andy Merrifield was born in Liverpool in 1960, Andy Merrifield taught geography for over a decade in assorted British and American universities. He is the author of four previous books, including biographies of two twentieth-century French philosophers. He now lives and writes in a small rural community in France’s Auvergne region.

Languages:  English (UK), Turkish, French, German, Korean

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