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HGE sells UK rights to ‘Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds’

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Australia and Canada) to Jeremy Lachlan’s middle-grade adventure novel Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds in a pre-empt to Egmont UK.

HGE managing director Annabel Barker and publisher Marisa Pintado negotiated the deal with Egmont UK fiction publishing director Ali Dougal.

Dougal said she’s ‘thrilled to be working with Hardie Grant Egmont to launch this phenomenal action-adventure’ for readers aged 11 and up. ‘With its breathless pace and epic richness (think Northern Lights meets Stranger Things), it’s a truly memorable find for upper middle-grade readers,’ she said.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, HGE acquired world rights to Sydney bookseller Lachlan’s Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds, along with three more books in the series, in a six-figure deal.

The first book in the series will be published in Australia in August 2018.


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