Icon signs self-published guide

Icon signs self-published guide

Icon Books has signed a self-published self-help book directly from the author.

Kate Hewson, commissioning editor at Icon Books, signed world rights in How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do by Graham Allcott, first published a year ago via Kindle Direct Publishing.

Hewson said the book was: "accessible, fun and extremely well-written, but most importantly . . . that rare thing: a self-help book that you'll want to give to everyone from your intern to your c.e.o to your best friend."

Allcott is the founder of Think Productive, a productivity training company that runs workshops and coaching sessions to help organisations become more productive. He said: "How to be a Productivity Ninja helps you develop traits and habits such as ruthlessness, stealth, agility and mindfulness to develop the Zen-like calm needed to get the most out of work and life."

Icon will publish in January 2014.