The talent and content development groupo Huayi Brothers Korea is the latest company to strike up a partnership with Wattpad Studios’ Asia division.
Responding to falling reading comprehension in Bulgaria, BookMonster is testing a new site that offers kids book quizzes and rewards accomplishment.
‘The Man Who Played With Fire’ has sold foreign rights into at least 24 countries and was released in Sweden in November.
Bertelsmann announces a ‘Content Alliance’ to explore ‘stronger cooperation among all Bertelsmann content businesses’ like books, film, tv and magazines.
Amazon extends its translation publishing program to children’s books with the launch of Amazon Crossing Kids. Its first title is expected in July 2019.
Award-winning author David Diop is the client of a new one-woman literary agency in France. Looking at her rights sales, you can understand the agency’s name: So Far So Good.
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.
Under the aegis of Ashleigh Gardner, Wattpad Studios’ deputy general manager for publishing, the reading and writing platform at last has announced the development of its own publishing wing, Wattpad Books.
Twelve titles will be presented for potential film development on February 11 as part of this year’s Books at Berlinale program at the Berlin International Film Festival.