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.
Topping 1.15 million hardcovers in a ninth printing, Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ is predicted by some booksellers to surpass sales of other Trump-related titles.
Fueled by media coverage, journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration, Fear, became a No. 1 bestseller in the US before it reached a single customer.
Days before it goes on sale, Bob Woodward’s new book from Simon & Schuster tops retail listings, buoyed by an op-ed from inside an embattled Trump White House, and making robust foreign rights sales.
The Beijing International Book Fair organizers cite robust rights sales at this year’s fair, claiming that sales of Chinese translation rights sold abroad have increased.
The US-based Chronicle Books has introduced a new partnership with Trustbridge Global Media to translate, publish and distribute up to 20 children’s titles into Chinese in the first year.
Disagreeing with assessments of a slowdown in the Chinese book market, the Beijing International Book Fair director says she’s seeing ‘real energy in the sector.
Centered around its two-day Digital Publishing Forum conference event, the newly focused Digital Zone at Beijing International Book Fair includes presentations from Amazon Web Services, Springer Nature, Microsoft, and Wiley.
The growing list of political Trump books published in the States this season are seeing strong foreign rights sales into Europe.