The coming Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor program is off to an agile start, as we feature several foreign rights hits from Norway–plus work from Germany and India–in our first 2019 Rights Roundup.
With more than 191,000 copies sold, the auto-racing biography of Kimi Räikkönen has entered 2019 as Finland’s biggest bestseller in history and is being published in a fast lane of foreign rights sales.
The expansionist drive at Prague’s Albatros Media continues with the company’s acquisition of Panteon, a press focused on adult fiction.
A pair of co-authors and an author-illustrator duo are included in our group of writers whose work is found in the titles you’ll find here in our rights roundup, brought to us by literary agents and rights directors.
From mystery, history and political hot buttons to romance, memoir, and a children’s book, this rights roundup–on the run-up to Frankfurt–finds us looking at work from seven nations and selling into more than three times that many territories and/or languages.
‘In Putin’s Russia, one single government-corporation rules and owns the country,’ says Dmitry Glukhovsky, whose new ‘Text’ has sold into 14 languages and/or territories to date. It’s optioned or on submission in 16 more countries.
From Denmark, Spain, Sweden, the USA, France, and Norway, our rights roundup is primarily fiction, with its one nonfiction entry being in comics format, looking at historical women’s movements. A second theme in several this time: displacement and immigration.
Shortly after the Federation of European Publishers met to hold its officers’ elections, the European Parliament has rejected a copyright framework measure the federation has supported. Another vote will occur in September.
In its four years, the partners brought together by the Transbook project based in children’s literature, tried to learn ‘what is the digital model in the publishing industry?’
Sexual and gender relations, insects in our neighborhood, and historical fiction about genius: this month’s rights roundup includes work originally published in English, Swedish, and Norwegian.