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Rights round-up

Sales

Fiction

Curtis Brown Australia has sold the film option to The Ruin (Dervla McTiernan) to Hopscotch Features. (See news.)

Fremantle Press has sold Slovenian rights to Dropping In (Geoff Havel) to Miš založba.

Simon & Schuster has sold Portuguese rights to The Book Ninja (Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus) to Topseller; and Czech and Slovak rights to The Greater Good (Tim Ayliffe) to Euromedia and Bertelsmann imprint Ikar, respectively.

Children’s

Fremantle Press has sold Slovenian rights to Saving Jazz (Kate McCaffrey) to Miš založba; and Chinese-language rights to The Hole Story (Kelly Canby) to Shanghai Juvenile & Children’s Publishing House.

Hardie Grant Egmont has sold German rights to The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife and The Witching Hours: The Troll Heart (both Jack Henseleit); Korean rights to Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris (Megan Hess); English-language audio rights in ANZ and Oceania to four titles in the ‘Jane Doe’ series (all by Jeremy Lachlan); Romanian rights to Axel & Beast: The Grabbem Getaway and Axel & Beast: Antarctic Attack (both Adrian C Bott); and Azerbaijani rights to six titles in the ‘Billie B Brown’ series (all Sally Rippin).

Scholastic has sold Italian rights at auction to the first four books in ‘The Bad Guys’ series (Aaron Blabey); Spanish rights to Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas (Aaron Blabey); and Swedish and Norwegian rights to Tiny Timmy: Kids’ World Cup (Tim Cahill, illus by Heath McKenzie).

Acquisitions

Fiction

Penguin Random House has acquired ANZ rights to The Coconut Children (Vivian Pham) via Benython Oldfield at Zeitgeist Agency. (See news.)

Nonfiction

Allen & Unwin has acquired world rights to Winx: Greatest of All Racehorses (Andrew Rule et al, see news).

Text has acquired world rights (ex UK) to Blueberries (Ellena Savage) via Daisy Parente at Lutyens & Rubinstein. (See news.)

Children’s

Penguin Random House has acquired ANZ rights to The Adventures of Catvinkle (Elliot Perlman, see news); and ANZ rights to I Am Alice (Gus Gordon) via Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management. (See news.)

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