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1 December 2021
Acquisitions Fiction  Affirm Press has acquired world rights to the historical novel The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit, via Jane Novak of Jane Novak Literary Agency, to be...

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24 November 2021
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold Portuguese translation rights to Sorrow and Bliss (Meg Mason, Fourth Estate) to Univers Dos Livros. Nonfiction HarperCollins has sold Thai translation rights to Complete Self-Help...

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17 November 2021
Sales Nonfiction Simon & Schuster Australia has sold German rights to The Nazis Knew My Name (Magda Hellinger & Maya Lee) to Bastei Lübbe. Children’s/YA Affirm Press has sold Italian...

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10 November 2021
Sales Nonfiction  Black Inc. has sold North American English-language rights to The Shortest History of the World (David Baker) to The Experiment; Arabic, Israeli and Hungarian translation rights to The...

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4 November 2021
Sales Audio Big Sky Publishing has sold audio rights to Dasher: The Kevin Wheatley VC story (Michael C Madden) to Wavesound. Acquisitions Nonfiction Hachette Australia has acquired world rights to...

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27 October 2021
Sales Children’s/YA  Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has sold Swedish rights to Noah and Blue’s Zooniverse: The outstanding octokey and Noah and Blue’s Zooniverse: The speedy spidersaurus (Nova Weetman, illus by...

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20 October 2021
Sales   Fiction  HarperCollins has sold UK English-language rights to You Be Mother (Meg Mason, Fourth Estate) to Orion Publishing Group Ltd. Nonfiction HarperCollins has renewed German translation rights to...

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6 October 2021
Sales  Children’s/YA Affirm Press has sold South Korean rights to The Grandest Bookshop in the World (Amelia Mellor) to Booknbean. Fremantle Press has sold Russian language rights to Brobot and...

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29 September 2021
Sales Nonfiction Pantera Press has sold Czech rights to The Jungle Doctor (Chloe Buiting) to Argo, via Kristin Olson Literary Agency. Children’s/YA  Hachette has sold US, Canada and Philippines English-language...

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22 September 2021
Sales Fiction  Transit Lounge has sold German rights to The Stoning (Peter Papathanasiou) to Polar Verlag, via Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary. Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has sold French...

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15 September 2021
Sales Fiction Hachette has sold UK and Commonwealth (ex Canada) rights to The Tea Ladies of St Jude’s Hospital (Joanna Nell), and UK and Commonwealth (ex Canada) rights to Kayte...

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8 September 2021
Sales Fiction  Affirm Press has sold Arabic rights to The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams) to SRMG. Black Inc. has sold North American rights to A World With No...

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1 September 2021
Sales Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children’s has sold Japanese, Turkish and Brazilian rights to Walk of the Whales (Nick Bland, November 2021); Spanish language rights in North America to Polly &...

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25 August 2021
Sales  Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children's has sold German rights to I Can Wear Anything! and I Can Play with Anything! (Susann Hoffmann); Swedish rights to Naughty Dragons Make Trouble! and...

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18 August 2021
Sales Fiction Affirm Press has sold Slovak rights to The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams) to Motyl. Black Inc. has sold North American rights and UK/Commonwealth (ex ANZ) rights...

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11 August 2021
Sales Fiction Big Sky Publishing has sold Hungarian rights to The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV (Jaci Byrne) to 21. Század Kiadó and Hitler's Brothel (Steve Matthews) to IPC; Italian...

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4 August 2021
Sales Fiction       Brandl & Schlesinger has sold US and Canadian rights to Mother Tongue (Joyce Kornblatt) to Publerati Maine. Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children's has sold UK and Korean rights to...

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28 July 2021
Sales Nonfiction NewSouth has sold world English-language rights to Beyond the Hero’s Journey: A screenwriting guide for when you’ve got a different story to tell (Anthony Mullins) to Creative Essentials;...

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21 July 2021
Sales Fiction Fremantle Press has sold large format rights to The River Mouth (Karen Herbert) and The Last Bookshop (Emma Young) to Ulverscroft UK. HarperCollins has sold North American rights...

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7 July 2021
Sales Children’s/YA Berbay has sold Simplified Chinese rights to Norton and the Bear (Gabriel Evans) to Oriental Babies and Kids Limited. Hardie Grant has sold North American rights to Explore...

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30 June 2021
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold Lithuanian translation rights to All Our Shimmering Skies (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate) to Lithuanian Writers’ Union Publishers. Children’s/YA HarperCollins has sold Turkish translations rights and...

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23 June 2021
Sales Nonfiction The Jane Novak Agency has sold Russian-language rights to Lucky’s (Andrew Pippos, Picador) to Eksmo Publishing; and Greek translation rights and UK rights to Mermaid Singing and Peel...

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17 June 2021
Sales Children’s Hardie Grant has sold Spanish rights to Billie B Brown: The Baby Bird, Billie B Brown: The Hat Parade and Billie B Mysteries: Treasure Hunt (Sally Rippin); Dutch...

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9 June 2021
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold Hungarian translation rights to Southern Ruby (Belina Alexandra) to IPC Könyvek. Nonfiction HarperCollins has sold German translation rights to 30 Days 30 Ways to Overcome...

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26 May 2021
Sales Fiction Benjamin Paz and Caitlan Cooper-Trent on behalf of Clare Forster at Curtis Brown Australia have sold world rights (ex ANZ) to debut novel Small Acts of Defiance (Michelle...

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19 May 2021
Sales Fiction Fremantle Press has sold Turkish-language rights to Over My Dead Body (Dave Warner) to Yeri Insan Publishing in Turkey. HarperCollins Australia has sold German, Dutch and Italian translation...

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12 May 2021
Sales Nonfiction Simon & Schuster Australia has sold Hungarian rights to The Nazis Knew My Name (Magda Hellinger and Maya Lee, September) to Nouvion Trade Sociedad Anonima, under the IPC...

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5 May 2021
Sales Fiction Big Sky Publishing has sold Hungarian rights to Hitler's Brothel (Steve Matthews) to IPC. Brazilian rights to the inaugural Novel Prize winner Cold Enough for Snow (Jessica Au,...

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28 April 2021
Sales Fiction Affirm Press has sold Brazilian rights to The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams) to Autêntica. Left Bank Literary has sold US rights to New Animal (Ella Baxter,...

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21 April 2021
Sales Children's Berbay Publishing has sold complex Chinese rights to Sneaky Shadows (S C Manchild, illus by Sam Caldwell) to Sharp Point (Taiwan) and Korean rights to Can You Find...