Our first Rights Roundup of the new year features work originally written in Finnish, Catalan, French, Swedish, Italian, and Czech.
The Swedish Academy’s honor recognizes Swedish-English translators and their association in England for their international impact.
BookBeat is ditching an all-you-can-listen-to audiobook subscription in a major market and offering time-based options in six other countries.
Storytel issues 8.8 million class B shares, worth approximately 400 million Swedish krona, with Finnish publisher Otava as one of its new shareholders.
BookBeat, based in Sweden, is offering usage-time audiobook subscriptions in both its new markets, Italy and Spain.
Storytel sees its Q3 revenue ‘slightly above forecast,’ ahead of the opening of Frankfurt’s 250-square-meter Frankfurt Audio area.
The business of the book takes centerstage at Frankfurt, but it’s those gleams of artistry, even fleeting, that finally compel rights sales.
Successes cited by Springer Nature include ‘Downloads per article more than doubling from 2017 to 2020 to 902 downloads per article.’
The Stockholm-based audiobook corporation Storytel, in association with some of French publishing’s biggest players, goes live in France.
Here’s news of Frankfurt, Ukraine’s Andrey Kurkov, and rights sales in this Roundup from Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, France, and Norway.