Pavilion has snapped up The Positively Awesome Journal, the second title from illustrator, author and self-care influencer Stacie Swift.
Lucy Smith, commissioning editor at Pavilion Books, acquired world rights to the title from Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton. The Positively Awesome Journal: Everyday encouragement for self-care and mental well-being will be published on 8th July 2021
The new book comes hot on the heels of her bestselling debut title You Are Positively Awesome. Pavilion said: “From useful self-care tips and uplifting mottos to interactive gratitude logs and feeling forecasts, the journal’s pages are packed full of positive vibes and inspirational everyday activities, designed to enhance readers’ lives and bring about greater self-belief and confidence in their abilities.”
Swift explained: "In the last year, people of all ages have struggled with their mental wellbeing, and more than ever, need new tools and resources to help manage the ups and downs. Journaling has proven to be a very effective way to boost our emotional wellness. Journals are a self-empowering tool, helping us to check in with ourselves, manage emotions and to gain focus, perspective, balance and a sense of calm."
"The idea behind The Positively Awesome Journal is to offer the same mental health support and encouragement I advocate on Instagram in an accessible and interactive journal format. It is full of the colourful, original designs and feel-good-factor people have come to expect from my online posts. I'm delighted to be working with Pavilion to bring my vision to life and I hope the journal will be a huge help and have a really positive impact."
Smith commented: “At a time when self-care and mental wellbeing have never been more important, Stacie’s positive voice has been an absolute breath of fresh air. Her reassuring and comforting words, coupled with her very own unique signature illustration style, have helped thousands of people through very difficult times, both via her daily Instagram posts and her debut book. The journal category feels like the perfect fit for somebody who has so much to give and whose day job is to make people feel good about themselves, so we are extremely excited to be working with her once again.”
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