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Expanding the International Rights Market for Children’s Books

Stephanie Barrouillet

A new breed of independent foreign rights professionals specialized in children’s book rights sales has emerged, and they are finding new homes abroad for kids’ literature.

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Hachette UK Sees Flux in Global Rights Markets

Jason Bartholomew is Director of Subsidiary Rights for Hachette UK, and serves as Rights Director for Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing Group, and John Murray Press.

Jason Bartholomew reports on international rights markets for Hachette books. Germany is a stalwart, southern Europe suffers and emerging markets are rising.

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From IPR License: Global Rights Scene Shifts East, Goes Indie

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IPR License reports that Europe and the US remain key markets for rights sales, but Turkey, the Arab World and China are increasingly active, as are self-publishers.

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Publishing in Finland: Minna Castren, Publishing Director, Otava

Minna Castren is Publishing Director of Otava, Finland's largest book publisher

Which authors should you look for from Otava, Finland’s largest book publisher? Director Minna Castren lists upcoming books, authors and trends ahead of Frankfurt.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Claudia Wittman, Germany

Claudia Wittman, founder of The Wittmann Agency (photo by Sabine Münch)

Claudia Wittman, literary agent and founder of the Wittman Agency in Germany, talks about how her rights business manages the massive changes in the book publishing industry.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Marleen Seegers, USA

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Marleen Seegers, co-founder of the 2 Seas Agency in California, talks about the challenge of building a literary agency brand, hot territories for foreign rights, and digital-first books in translation.

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Publishing in Finland: Leena Majander-Reenpää, Publisher, WSOY

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY in Finland

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY, one of the leading Finnish publishers dating back to the 19th century. Find out about the latest authors, bestsellers and digital publishing projects from WSOY.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Clare Wallace, UK

Clare Wallace, literary agent at the Darley Anderson agency in London

Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Literary Agency in London talks about digitization has changed the book rights business and what opportunities lie ahead.

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Publishing in Finland: Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos

Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Helsinki, Finland

Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Finland, highlights some of the company’s up-and-coming authors, new titles and Finnish publishing trends ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Taryn Fagerness

Taryn Fagerness started her own literary agency in 2009

Taryn Fagerness, a literary agent in Washington, talks about her recent success with author Matthew Dicks and how she’s optimistic about the digital future of publishing.

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