William Heinemann is to publish a book looking at productivity and why “some people seem to cram more useful hours into each day”.
Publisher Jason Arthur acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Charles Duhigg’s Why Things Get Done from James Pullen at The Wylie Agency.
Why Things Get Done: What Separates the Most Productive People, Businesses and Societies from Everyone Else “will explore recent discoveries in psychology, neurology, and economics” and “draw on deep narratives to show readers how to transform their own lives”.
Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The New York Times, is also the author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change (Random House Books).
Arthur said: “This book promises to be every bit as provocative, compelling, accessible and surprising as Charles Duhigg’s global bestseller The Power of Habit.”
Why Things Get Done will be published in hardback by William Heinemann and as an e-book in autumn 2015, followed by a paperback edition from Random House Books in 2016.