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Rights round-up


FictionHarperCollins has sold Turkish rights to The Gene Thieves (Maria Quinn) to Pegasus Yayinevi. Penguin Random House has sold North American rights and UK and Commonwealth (ex ANZ) rights to City of Devils (Paul French) to Picador and Quercus respectively; German rights to Dear Banjo (Sasha Wasley); and Czech rights to The French Promise (Amanda Hampson). Text has sold simplified Chinese character rights to Fear (Dirk Kurbjuweit) to Beijing White Horse Time; Hebrew rights to The Best of Adam Sharp (Graeme Simsion) to Tchelet Books; and world audio rights to Australia Day (Melanie Cheng) to Audible.

NonfictionHarperCollins has sold Polish rights to Six Days in Leningrad (Paullina Simons) to Swiat Ksiazki Sp Z.O.O.; and Italian rights to The Secret of Happy Children (Steve Biddulph) to Tascabili degli Editori Associati. Penguin Random House has sold German rights to Homemade Happiness (Chelsea Winter); Turkish, Bosnian and Georgian rights to A Long Way Home (Saroo Brierley); complex Chinese character rights to Neuroslimming (Helena Popovic); and simplified Chinese character rights to The Great Wall in 50 Objects (William Lindesay). Text has sold Italian and Japanese rights to The Library (Stuart Kells) to Mondadori and Hayakawa Publishing, respectively.

Children’sHardie Grant Egmont has sold North American rights to The Gateway: The Lady from Nowhere (Cerberus Jones); North American rights to The Super Lettering Book (Samone Bos); German and Danish rights to Archie and the Bear (Zanni Louise & David Mackintosh); English-language rights in Korea and Hebrew rights to Where is Bear (Jonathan Bentley); Hebrew rights to The Swap (Jan Ormerod & Andrew Joyner); Macedonian and Albanian rights to two titles in the ‘Choose Your Own Ever After’ series (A Hot and Cold Summer and The Call of the Wild, Nova Weetman & Julie Fison); and film and TV rights to The Special Ones (Em Bailey). Penguin Random House has sold Spanish and Russian rights to Lots (Marc Martin); Japanese rights to A River and A Forest (both Marc Martin); Korean rights to Hetty’s Day Out (Pamela Allen); Korean rights to How Big is Too Small? (Jane Godwin & Andrew Joyner); and Korean rights to What do You Wish For? (Jane Godwin & Anna Walker).


FictionText has acquired world rights to This I Would Kill For (Anne Buist); and world rights to Grassroots and Swallow (both by Katherine Collette).

NonfictionHarperCollins has acquired world rights to Say Hello: How I Became the Hero of My Story (Carly Findlay, see news). Scribe has acquired world rights to Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp (David Hornig, see news). Text has acquired world rights to The Best Film I Never Made (Bruce Beresford).


Category: Rights round-up