Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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Rights round-up


Children’sBerbay Publishing has sold world Spanish rights to What’s Your Story (Rose Giannone, illus by Bern Emmerichs) to Ekaré Europa S.L. Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold ANZ rights to ‘The Numair Chronicles’ trilogy (Tamora Pierce) to Hachette. Scholastic has sold UK rights to Where’s Santa Now? (Louis Shea); Canadian English- and French-language rights to Pig the Star (Aaron Blabey); English-language rights in Asia to three books in the ‘Ella and Olivia’ series (Zoo Rescue, Happy Campers and Note Perfect, Yvette Poshoglian & Danielle McDonald); and Ukrainian rights to five books in the ‘Dragon Knights’ series (Fire!, Rats!, Witch!, Dragons! and Joust!, Kyle Mewburn & Donovan Bixley). Walker Books has sold US rights to North and South (Sandra Morris) to Candlewick Press.


Children’sAllen & Unwin has acquired rights to Tales from the Inner City (Shaun Tan, see news). Hachette has acquired rights to Cicada (Shaun Tan, see news). Walker Books has acquired world rights to the following titles: The Promise Horse (Jackie Merchant); Dinosaur Day Out (Sara Acton); Catch a Falling Star (Meg McKinlay); ‘The Motes trilogy’ (Leaving Home, Homeless and Coming Home, Colin Thompson); Let Me Sleep, Sheep (Meg McKinlay illus Leila Rudge); Maple the Brave (Chloe Harris); and There is No Magic in This Book (Michelle Macwhirter, illus by Celeste Hulme).


Category: Rights round-up