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Martin Shaw at Alex Adsett Publishing Services has sold UK and Irish rights to Hang Him When He Is Not There (Nicholas John Turner) to Splice. (See news.)


Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold world Korean rights to Buddhism for Pet Lovers (David Michie) to Bulkwang Media.


Hardie Grant Egmont has sold Danish rights and Romanian rights to The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife and The Witching Hours: The Troll Heart (both Jack Henseleit); Icelandic rights to three titles in the ‘Hey Jack’ series (The Bumpy Ride, The Circus Lesson and The Worst Sleepover, all Sally Rippin); Icelandic rights to three titles in the ‘Billie B Brown’ series (The Deep End, The Midnight Feast and The Copycat Kid, all Sally Rippin); and simplified Chinese character rights to Incredibilia (Libby Hathorn, illus by Gaye Chapman).

Scholastic has sold French rights to three books in the ‘Olivia’s Secret Scribbles’ series (My New Best Friend, My (Almost) Perfect Pup and Amazing Acrobat, all Meredith Costain & Danielle McDonald); Dutch rights to Ella Diaries: Friends Not Forever (Meredith Costain & Danielle McDonald); English-language rights in Asia to Errol (Zanni Louise, illus by Philip Bunting); English-language rights in Asia to Koalas Eat Gum Leaves and Kookaburras Love to Laugh (Laura and Philip Bunting); and French-Canadian rights to The Bad Guys Episode Six and The Bad Guys Episode Seven (Aaron Blabey).



A&U has acquired ANZ rights to musician, actor and broadcaster Clare Bowditch’s as-yet-untitled memoir via Pippa Mason at Curtis Brown Australia. (See news.)


UQP has acquired world rights to The Lost Arabs (Omar Sakr, see news).


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