Headline has acquired Anxiety Rebalance: All the Answers You Need to Overcome Anxiety and Depression by Carl Vernon, in a two-book deal.
Muna Reyal, publisher at Headline Publishing Group, acquired world English rights in a "heated" auction, handled jointly by agents Jane Graham Maw and Jennifer Christie, of the Graham Maw Christie Literary Agency. Foreign Language rights are represented by Rebecca Winfield of David Luxton Associates.
Reyal called it "an invaluable and unique book that has helped thousands of people" and a "self-publishing sensation", acquired in the hope Headline will take the book "to an even bigger audience". It was orginally self-published in February of this year, since which time it has ranked high in Amazon’s top 100 bestsellers and attracted foreign rights interest.
In the book, the author shares his personal experience and the principles he used to go from being housebound to helping others across the world overcome anxiety and depression. It presents 10 actions as a solution for overcoming all anxiety related symptoms and disorders, including panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, and agoraphobia.
Headline will publish Anxiety Rebalance in trade paperback, e-book and audio in early May, with the second title in the Rebalance series planned for 2017.