Hindi pulp fiction writer Surender Mohan Pathak has been made ‘the Agatha Christie of India’ by Minakshi Thakur, who saw potential in a genre ignored by other publishers.
From Scroll.in: India’s Renuka Chatterjee has created Speaking Tiger’s International Fiction series, buying rights to titles from abroad.
Citing record attendance for its professional program, the Shanghai Children’s Book Fair offers an upbeat report amid some concerns voiced by UK publishers.
Anna Todd, whose ‘After’ series has more than 1.5 billion reads, follows Simon & Schuster contracts with an indie series selling fast into world markets.
Attracting almost 30 percent more anglophone publishers, the Salon du livre de Montréal pumped new energy into its annual Translation Rights Fair.
Film options as well as translation rights factor into the mix as agencies report sales and deals on some of their strongest titles.
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, the Guest of Honor is Madrid, and the rights center looks strong with 130 tables booked, 31 countries represented.
The chiefs of Gallimard Jeunesse, Bloomsbury Publishing, and the Quarto Group join Kalimat’s Bodour on translation-exchange partnerships.
Books from Norway is one of the latest projects from NORLA, designed to support Norwegian publishers and agents in selling foreign rights.
A group of independent Latin American publishers curated a ‘hot list’ at the Frankfurt Book Fair to promote their latest literary titles to right buyers.