In a tightening market for fiction and especially for debut authors looking for that big break, editors can be choosier—and many are more dependent than ever on literary agents to find their next debuts.
From the Nordic-lifestyle parody of ‘Pantsdrunk’ to the darkly courageous revelations of the aftermath of rape in ‘I Will Find You,’ there’s range in both content and rights availabilities here.
Our latest spring rights deal roundup ahead of the London Book Fair includes a Korean suspense novel sold into 8 territories, an ‘intentional living’ manifesto sold to 22 territories, and a Swedish thriller with 16 deals so far.
From Finland by way of Kosovo, as well as the UK, Israel, Nigeria, Sweden, Spain, and the United States, the writers of our rights roundup are producing thrillers, politically tinged literary fiction, memoir, comedic drama and, of course, children’s stories.
The second year of Milan’s book fair, Tempo di Libri, saw growing attendance, according to organizers. We talk to literary agent Marleen Seegers, who was at the Milan International Rights Center.
How profits from publishing are sliced up has become an industry debate in London, where agent Andrew Lownie and the Association of Authors’ Agents have joined the Society of Authors in asking for more transparency.
A three-day program for international professionals in publishing, the Istanbul International Literature Festival runs May 2 through 6 this year, and has extended the deadline for applications.
With biography, autobiography, children’s literature, new Nordic noir, literary fiction, and a mystery that rides with the Tour de France, we look at several interesting rights deals this month.
Taking note of the fact that two of the six shortlisted titles are Turkish in this year’s EBRD Literature Prize, Istanbul’s Nermin Mollaoğlu looks at the rights scene for Turkish books in 2018.
For advice on selling rights into the Chinese market, we speak with Andrew Nurnberg Associates’ Jackie Huang of Beijing, who will address the Taipei International Book Exhibition’s Frankfurter Buchmesse professional program next week.