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Rights round-up

Sales

FictionHarperCollins has sold German rights to Tears of the Maasai and Roar of the Lion (both Frank Coates) to Weltbild Retail GmbH & Co. KG; and German rights to God’s Callgirl (Carla van Raay) to Weltbild Retail GmbH & Co. KG.

NonfictionHarperCollins has sold Serbian rights to The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers (Nigel Latta) to Psychopolis Institute; Swedish rights to AC/DC Maximum Rock n Roll Revised Edition (Murray Engleheart & Arnaud Durieux) to Modernista Group AB; complex Chinese language rights to Ghost Empire (Richard Fidler) to Business Weekly Publications; audio rights to The Islamic Republic of Australia (Sami Shah) to Bolinda; and audio rights to Great Australian Test Cricket Stories (Ashley Mallett) to Bolinda. Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold world rights to Deal with the Devil (Grace Tobin) to Penguin Random House; and world rights to a book on Michael Hutchence provisionally titled Michael: INXS’ Lost Boy Remembered (Christina Hutchence & Jen Jewel Brown) to Allen & Unwin. Spinifex has sold Italian translation rights to Invisible Women of Prehistory: Three Million Years of Peace, Six Thousand Years of War (Judy Foster) to Venexia Editrice Srl.

Children’sHarperCollins has sold Korean rights to Emily Eyefinger (Duncan Ball) to Munhakdongne Publishing; Korean rights to The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made (Fiona Katauskas) to Goraebook Library; Japanese rights to Withering-By-Sea and Wormwood Mire (both Judith Rossell) to Hyoronsha Publishing; German rights to Wormwood Mire (Judith Rossell) to Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag; audio rights to the ‘Selwood Boys’ series (Tony Wilson) to Bolinda; and audio rights to the ‘Danny Best’ series (Jen Storer) to Bolinda.

Acquisitions

NonfictionBonnier Publishing Australia imprint Echo has acquired ANZ rights to A Prayer Before Dawn: A Nightmare in Thailand (Billy Moore) from Maverick House.

 

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