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Rights round-up



Allen & Unwin has sold film rights to The Twentieth Man (Tony Jones).

Fremantle Press has sold Italian rights to The Hope Fault (Tracy Farr) to Parallelo45 Edizioni.

Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold world rights to Hare’s Fur (Trevor Shearston) to Scribe.

Zeitgeist Media Group has sold rights to The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland) in the following territories: UK rights to Pan Macmillan Mantle; Canadian rights to House of Anansi; German rights to Random House Germany imprint Limes; Dutch rights to Luitingh-Sijthoff; Italian rights to Garzanti; French rights to Editions Fayard; Spanish and Latin American rights to Salamandra; Turkish rights to Yabanci; rights in Israel to Tchelet Steimatzky; Japanese rights to Shueisha; Serbian rights to Vulkan; Russian rights to AST/Janri; Slovakian rights to Vydavateľstvo Fortuna Libri; Hungarian rights to Alexandra; and Croatian rights to Znanje. (See news.)


Allen & Unwin has sold Romanian rights to Buddhism for Busy People (David Michie).

Australian Academic Press has sold Korean rights to Controlling People: The Paradoxical Nature of Being Human (Richard S Marken & Timothy A Carey) to Hana Medical, via Agency-One.

Black Inc. has sold Polish rights to The Motivation Hoax (James Adonis) to PWN.

DoctorZed Publishing has sold Chinese rights to FBI Diary: Profiles of Evil (Peter Klismet) to China Legal Publishing House, via John Moore at Media Solutions.


Allen & Unwin has sold North American rights to Escape to the Moon Islands: Quest for the Sunfish (Mardi McConochie) and Swallow’s Dance (Wendy Orr) to Pajama Press; North American rights to How to Bee (Bren MacDibble) to Groundwood; UK rights to A Different Boy (Paul Jennings, illus by Geoff Kelly) to Old Barn Books; Polish rights to The Family with Two Front Doors (Anna Ciddor) to Mamania; and Slovenian rights to The Cleo Stories One: The Necklace and the Present and The Cleo Stories Two: A Friend and a Pet (both Libby Gleeson, illus by Freya Blackwood) to Mis.

Scholastic Australia has sold Serbian rights to 300 Minutes of Danger (Jack Heath); Turkish rights to The Fabulous Friend Machine (Nick Bland); Ukrainian and Russian rights to The Bad Guys Episode One and The Bad Guys Episode Two (both Aaron Blabey); and simplified Chinese-language rights to Pig the Star (Aaron Blabey).



Twelfth Planet Press has acquired world rights to Icefall (Stephanie Dunn, see news).


Allen & Unwin has acquired world rights to picture book My Friend Fred (Frances Watts, illus by Anne Yi) via Jane Novak Literary Agency; world rights to picture book Baz and Benz, Bestest Friends (Heidi McKinnon); world rights to junior-fiction title Going Zany (Adam France); ANZ rights to junior-fiction title Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie (Kat & Jol Temple, illus by Grace West) via Curtis Brown Australia; world rights to two books in ‘The Susie K Files’ junior-fiction series (Show Stopper! and Happy Camper!, both Shamini Flint, illus by Sally Henrich); and world rights to middle-fiction title A Different Boy (Paul Jennings, illus by Geoff Kelly).

Scribble has acquired All the Ways to Be Smart (Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys) via Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown. (See news.)

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