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Gaia (part of the Octopus Publishing Group) has today announced that it will publish Yes Ve-gan! by journalist, author and activist Selene Nelson, who made international headlines when her email exchange with magazine editor William Sitwell led to a public debate about veganism.

Publishing Director Stephanie Jackson acquired World Rights All Languages from Oscar Janson-Smith at Kruger Cowne. The book will be published on 26 December, in time for Veganuary 2020.

Yes Ve-gan! is a call to action for anyone who is considering a plant-based, low-impact life that will align their beliefs with their lifestyle. A former pescetarian, then vegetarian, Nelson tells the story of her own conversion to veganism, sets out the facts and considerations, and provides expert guidance for the growing audience of consumers seeking to live a more planet-friendly life. A blueprint for vegan living, Yes Ve-gan! includes a simple 4-week plan for anyone who wants to make a start – whether for Veganuary or for life.

Stephanie Jackson said of the announcement: “The rise of veganism is impossible to ignore. With the vegan movement continuing to grow – and an even bigger audience of conscious consumers who want to explore veganism at least some of the time – Yes Ve-gan! is a timely, relevant and useful piece of statement publishing for Veganuary and all year round. Selene Nelson shines a bright light on a way of life that really matters to more and more, and we’re incredibly proud to welcome her to the Gaia family.”

Selene Nelson commented: “Many people view veganism as extreme – as this unattainable lifestyle that’s too difficult to even attempt. But veganism is a joy. It brings so much positivity to your life and is much easier to follow than people think. It’s not about what you’ll miss – it’s about what you gain, and that’s something I really wanted Yes Ve-gan! to convey, along with how accessible veganism is. There’s never been a better time to live a kinder, healthier, more sustainable life. This is the moment. Veganism isn’t the future; it’s now – and whatever your reasons for wanting to lead a more plant-based lifestyle, this book is for everyone.”

Yes Ve-gan! By Selene Nelson will be published on 26 December 2019 .

For further information please contact Carmen Jimenez on [email protected] or Caro Parodi on [email protected]