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Rights round-up

Sales

Fiction

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold world French rights to The World Beneath the Trees (Karen Viggers) to Les Escales. (See news.)

Text has sold ANZ audio rights to The Plotters (Un-su Kim) to Bolinda.

Nonfiction

Michael Carlisle at Inkwell Management has sold world rights (ex China) to a book on the future of US-China relations by Kevin Rudd to US publisher Thomas Dunne Books.

Text has sold North American rights to Shakespeare’s Library (Stuart Kells) to Counterpoint.

Children’s

Text has sold Italian rights to YA Text Prize-winner It Sounded Better in my Head (Nina Kenwood) to DeAgostini.

Acquisitions

Fiction

Text has acquired world rights to Attraction (Ruby Porter, see news); and UK and Commonwealth rights (ex Canada) in Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky.

Nonfiction

Penguin Random House has acquired ANZ rights to No Spin (Shane Warne with Mark Nicholas, see news.)

Scribe has acquired world rights to Something Flammable: Approaching the Ghost of Rowland S Howard (Gerard Elson); UK and Commonwealth rights to A Girl’s Guide to Personal Hygiene (Tallulah Pomeroy); and UK and Commonwealth rights to Notes from a Public Typewriter (Michael Gustafson, designed by Oliver Uberti). (See news.)

Text has acquired world rights to Lapse (Sarah Thornton); and UK and Commonwealth rights (ex Canada) to The Patch (John McPhee).

Children’s

Hachette has acquired world rights to picture book Fashionista (Maxine Beneba Clarke).

Scribe has acquired world rights to picture book (Definitely) The Best Dogs of All Time (Jadan Carroll, illus by Molly Dyson).

 

Category: Rights round-up