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Rights round-up


FictionCurtis Brown Australia has sold rights to Hangman (Jack Heath) into the following territories: North American rights to HarperCollins US, German rights to Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, French rights to Editions Sonatine, Russian rights to Hemiro Limited, and the film and television option to  ABC Signature Studios in the US. (See news.)

NonfictionAllen & Unwin has sold rights to Woman in the Wilderness (Miriam Lancewood) into the following territories: German rights to Droemer Knaur, UK rights to Piatkus and simplified Chinese rights to W E Time DigiTech. Rockpool has sold North American rights to the following card sets: Fairy Dust (Andres Engracia), Flower Petals (Cheralyn Darcey), Whispering Woods (Jessica Le) and Crystal Wisdom (Rachelle Charman); and Czech rights to Sacred Power Reading Cards (Anna Stark).

Children’sScholastic has sold French rights to books four to six in the ‘Ella Diaries’ series (Dreams Come True, Christmas Chaos and Pony School Showdown, all Meredith Costain & Danielle McDonald); French rights to The Bad Guys: Episode Three and The Bad Guys: Episode Four (Aaron Blabey); German rights to Too Many Sheep (Christina Booth); German rights to The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me (Michael Gerard Bauer); German rights to How I Alienated My Grandma (Suzanne Main); Italian rights to books seven and eight in the ‘EJ12: Girl Hero’ series (Making Waves and Drama Queen, both Susannah McFarlane); English language rights in Asia to: Don’t Call Me Bear, Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas, The Bad Guys: Episode 4 and The Bad Guys: Episode 5 (all Aaron Blabey), How I Love You, Daddy (Anna Pignataro), and This and That (Mem Fox & Judy Horacek); and Korean rights to: Boy (Phil Cummings & Shane Devries), Eddie Frogbert (Sue deGennaro), The Other Brother (Stephanie Thatcher), Twinkle (Nick Bland), and Pig the Pug (Aaron Blabey).


FictionAllen & Unwin has acquired world rights to Hangman (Jack Heath) via Curtis Brown Australia, to be published January 2018. Simon & Schuster has acquired world rights to The Book Ninja (Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus, see news); and world rights to The Greater Good (Tim Ayliffe, see news).

NonfictionBlack Inc. has acquired ANZ rights to A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet (Raj Patel & Jason W Moore) via Curtis Brown UK, to be published in April 2018.


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