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Rights round-up


FictionHarperCollins has sold world Spanish rights to Kingpin (Lili St German) to Ediciones B Mexico SA de CV. Hachette has sold rights to Stars Across the Ocean (Kimberley Freeman) in the following territories: Greek rights to Dioptra; Italian rights to Tre60; and Turkish rights to Arkadya Yayinlaril; and rights to The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club (Sophie Green) in the following territories: UK and Commonwealth (ex ANZ) rights to Sphere; Dutch rights to De Kern; and Norwegian rights to Cappelen Damm.

NonfictionBlack Inc. has sold world English rights (ex ANZ) to Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment (Jenny Valentish) to Head of Zeus. HarperCollins has sold world German rights to AC/DC Maximum Rock n Roll Revised Edition (Murray Engleheart) to Heyne Verlag.

Children’sHarperCollins has sold Canadian English-language rights to Diary of a Wombat (Jackie French) to Cengage Learning.


FictionBlack Inc. has acquired world rights to Tales of San Ginese (Moreno Giovannoni).

NonfictionSpinifex has acquired ANZ rights to The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth (Julie Bindel, October) from Palgrave Macmillan UK. Black Inc. has acquired world rights to Girt Nation: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 3 (David Hunt); world rights to Writers on Writers: On Shirley Hazzard (Michelle de Kretser); UK and Commonwealth rights to How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays (Mandy Len Catron) from David Grossman Literary Agency; world English rights to The Honey Factory: The Magical World of Bees (Jürgen Tautz & Diedrich Steen, trans by David Sandeman) from Random House Germany; and UK and Commonwealth rights to Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber (Joe Clement & Matt Miles) from Chicago Review Press.

Children’sBlack Inc. has acquired world rights to the YA trilogy ‘The Chess Raven Chronicles’ (The Girl Who Fell, The Girl Who Loved and The Girl Who Chose, KC Edwards) from Selwa Anthony.

AudioWavesound has acquired world audio rights to Miller and Max: George Miller and the Making of Film Legend (Luke Buckmaster, November) from Hardie Grant; world audio rights to Between a Wolf and a Dog (Georgia Blain) from Curtis Brown Australia; world audio rights to If Wishes Were Horses (Karly Lane, December) from the Cameron Creswell Agency in a two-book deal; and ANZ audio rights to To Become a Whale (Ben Hobson) from the Naher Agency.


Category: Rights round-up