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Rights round-up



Clare Forster at Curtis Brown Australia has sold North American rights to The Jade Lily and The Cheapside Jewels (both Kirsty Manning) to William Morrow via Stacy Testa at Writers House.


Black Inc. has sold Romanian translation rights to The Big Four: The Curious Past and Perilous Future of the Global Accounting Monopoly, (Stuart Kells & Ian D Gow) to Editura Rao.

Rockpool has sold North American rights to Sea Melodies (Jessica Le) and The Bohemian Animal Tarot (Scott King).


Hardie Grant Egmont has sold North American rights to The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife and The Witching Hours: The Troll Heart (both Jack Henseleit) to Little, Brown and Company in a two-book deal; North American rights to Axel & Beast: The Omega Operation and Axel & Beast: Castle of Cyborgs (both by Adrian C Bott); Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish rights to A Billie B Mystery: Stolen Stash and A Billie B Mystery: Treasure Hunt (both Sally Rippin); simplified Chinese rights to Tintinnabula (Margo Lanagan & Rovina Cai); simplified Chinese rights to Two Bad Teddies (Kilmeny Niland); and complex Chinese hardback rights to The Second Sky (Patrick Guest & Jonathan Bentley).

Scholastic Australia has sold US rights to Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas (Aaron Blabey); Spanish rights to The Bad Guys Episode Three and The Bad Guys Episode Four (both Aaron Blabey); Japanese rights to Mopoke (Philip Bunting); and French rights to Mutt Dog (Stephen Michael King).



HarperCollins has acquired world rights to an as-yet-untitled autobiography by rugby league player Jonathan Thurston, via Sam Ayoub of Ultra Management (Sports).

Rockpool has acquired ANZ rights to The Lunar Nomad Oracle (Shaheen Miro) and Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions and Tiny Buddha: A Guide to Loving Yourself (both Lori Deschene).


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