Scribble sells Bell and Colpoys picture books in first German deal
Scribe’s children’s imprint, Scribble, has sold German-language rights to Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys’ picture books All the Ways to be Smart and The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade to Suhrkamp.
The deals were negotiated by Veronique Kirchhoff of VeroK Agency, and the two books will form part of Sukrkamp’s new children’s list.
The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade has sold into eight territories across Europe, Asia and in North America, while All the Ways to be Smart has sold into six territories, and will publish in North America in September this year as a lead title in Scribble’s North American publishing list. All the Ways to be Smart has sold nearly 40,000 copies since publication in October 2018, and is now in its fifth reprint.
Scribble publisher Miriam Rosenbloom says, ‘Suhrkamp is one of the publishers we most admire in Germany and we’re delighted to have our first German rights deal with this wonderful house.’
Both picture books will be published in Germany early 2020.