The 1001 Before You Die series boasts 28 international, best-selling books that cover all areas of popular culture and traditional reference, from songs and albums, to ideas and inventions. Translated into 30 languages and sold around the globe, these debate-provoking guides have been the flagship series at Quintessence since the start of the imprint in 2006. The very first title in the series was 1001 Movies to See Before You Die, which has now sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. Quintessence also creates many other innovative and creative reference books and series, including Fashion: The Whole Story, Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That and Sci-fi Chronicles.

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If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
     Karine Marko
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If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations

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January 24, 2017
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January 19, 2017
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July 25, 2016
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