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Rights round-up



Allen & Unwin has sold Bulgarian rights to The Passage of Love (Alex Miller).

Fremantle Press has sold the film option to the ‘Detective Stevie Hooper’ series (An Easeful DeathHarum Scarum and Take Out, all Felicity Young) to Factor 30 Films; and audio rights to City of Light, Before it Breaks and Clear to the Horizon (Dave Warner) to Wavesound.

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has sold rights to The Book Ninja (Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus) in the following territories: German rights to Blanvalet in a six-figure two-book deal; Italian rights to Garzanti; Slovak and Czech rights to FortunaLibri; Spanish rights to Urano; and UK rights to S&S UK.

Pantera Press has sold the television option to Just Another Week in Suburbia (Les Zig) to Truce Films.

Text has sold German rights to Quota (Jock Serong) to Polar Verlag.


Allen & Unwin has sold Nepali rights to The Barefoot Surgeon (Ali Gripper & Sanduk Ruit); and Korean rights to Girls at the Piano (Virginia Lloyd).

Rockpool has sold South African rights to The Mindful Body (Noa Belling) to Random House South Africa.


Text has sold Turkish rights to Elizabeth and Zenobia (Jessica Miller) to Is Kultur.



Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to book two in the ‘Heloise Chancey’ series, A Necessary Murder (Mirandi Riwoe) from Legend Press.

Transit Lounge has acquired world rights to the debut novel The Shining Wall (Melissa Ferguson).


Hardie Grant has acquired world rights (ex audio) to Brutally Honest (Mel Brown, aka Mel B) from Charlie Brotherstone at Brotherstone Creative Management.

Transit Lounge has acquired world rights to the memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me (Amra Pajalic).


Category: Rights round-up