Sunday, June 26, 2022

Rights Roundup: It’s Still Good To Be Max Seek

News of rights sales from publishers and literary agents today come from England, Norway, Finland, Italy and Germany.

A detail from under the top slab of the tomb discovered at Paestum and known as the Diver’s Grave. The tomb is believed to date back to 470 BC, for a man who died in his youth. ‘Pastum’ is the title and subject of a book in our rights roundup. Image, April 27 – Getty iStockPhoto: Peuceta

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @porter_anderson

right in the heat wave

aAs we prepare this edition of Rights Roundup, we’re happy to start with something we don’t get often enough: a not-so-well-researched, deeply-informed look at Paestum’s location on Italy’s southwest coast. Not only in archeology but also in ancient cultural diversity.

Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max SeekGerman-Italian researcher and Gabriel Zuchtrigel—now director of Rome’s Pompeii site—studied at Humboldt and Bonn University in Berlin, and excavated at Selinunte and Eraclea before becoming director of the giant Paestum site.

So today (June 17th), we start with Zuktreigel—whose paestum Certainly from the Kairosi editor, there are references to a “diver’s tomb” discovered there, a cool idea in early June.

We then look at a slew of titles for both adults and children before wrapping up with Finnish rights powerhouse Max Seek, once again arriving with a remarkable list of international rights sales for his 2020 release, The Ice Coven-Another cool idea.

Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max SeekA quick note, also to say that in case you missed our listing of Piraco Sasio in November 2021 autofictional trilogy Being listed by Urte Lipuoniut at the Helsinki Literary Agency, he has told us that Tom Krauscher’s Kelet-Kotta Verlag in Stuttgart has bought the rights to Sacio’s book, which has proved to be his third consecutive pre-emptive for the book, An Exploration. The sexual identity and occupation of a writer from an eminent figure in Finnish culture. Krauscher, one of Germany’s leading independent publishers, was featured in Our Focus on Independents at the Frankfurter Buchmesse in October.

More information about the Sasio book and its progress is here.

And, as in each roundup, we use certain sales copy supplied to us by agents and rights directors, editing that copy to give you an idea of ​​the nature and tone of the book, but not the promotional elements. limit the. If you want to submit the deal to publication perspectiveSee instructions at the end of this article.


Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seekpaestum

by Gabriel Zuchtrigel

  • Publisher: Carocci Editore
  • Rights Contact: Paola Pechioli, Societe Editres Il Mulino
  • Book Information: read more here

To date there are no reported rights sales.

“An exciting description of the astonishing diversity that differentiates the cultures of the past as well as the present.

Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek

Gabriel Zuchtrigel

“Gabriel Zuchtrigel focuses on Paestum on the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy, where many discoveries have been made—including novel findings about ritual and daily activities in the Classic era.

“Paestum is an exemplary site for exploring worlds far away from us.

“The early Mediterranean offers a rich landscape, especially if we accept the precarious nature of what we traditionally think of as ancient Greece and Rome.”

The German-Italian Zuchtriegl was appointed by Rome last year to succeed Massimo Oceana as director of excavations at Pompeii, a role he previously held in Paestum, where he directed the National Archaeological Museum and Archaeological Park. did. In his writings, Zuchtrigel proposes to think of the work of Plato and Aristotle as part of a context in which such thinkers lived as a post-colonial society.

Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek

Who can resist taking another look at Paestum? This is the temple of Hera II at the huge archaeological site near Salerno, Campania. Image, November 24, 2021 – Getty iStockPhoto: Michelle Rinaldi


Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max SeekDaddy, is 10 a lot?
(Du papa, ist zen wiel?)

by Sabine Bohlmann
Portrayed by Emilia Dziubac

  • Publisher: Ars Version GmbH
  • Right Contact: Mathilde Deroubaix, Ars Editions GmbH
  • Book Information: read more here
Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek

Writer Sabine Bohlemann, left (Image: Christian Hartmann), and illustrator Emilia Dzubak (Image: Piotr Dzubak)

Reported Rights Sales:

  • latest – Korea: BookNBean
  • Finland: Aurinko Kustanus
  • France: Kimane “Version”
  • Lithuania: Nieko Rimto
  • Poland: Nassza Ksigarnia
  • Romania: Editura University
  • Russia: Popurik
  • Slovakia: Stonozka

“While wandering in the forest, the little wolf asks his father one question after another. 10 is a lot? Is the little wolf strong? Big? fluffy? Smart? ‘It depends on many things’, the father always replies.'”

“‘Am I big, Dad?’ asks the little wolf.
“‘well it depends.'”
“‘depends on what?'”
“‘If you compare yourself to a giraffe, you are a tiny little. But compare yourself to a frog, and you are a giant.'”
“Many questions follow until the little wolf finally dares to ask: ‘Dad, you love me, don’t you? What does it depend on?'”


RO
(one long row home)
Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek

by Sigri Sandberg

  • Publisher: Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo
  • Right Contact: Vinje Agency AS
  • Book Information: read more here

Reported Rights Sales:

  • Netherlands: Utgeveridge Overs

“Nature writer Sigri Sandberg is a restless mother of two who live in multiple places.

Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek

Sigri Sandberg. Image: Steiner Rorgemoen

“Her restlessness is heightened by the death and illness of loved ones as well as disturbing reports about the state of the planet. She longs for peace of mind.”

“She wonders what a home really is, and what it means to be somewhere.

“Last summer, Sigri sailed down the Sognefjord in an old wooden boat and wrote a beautiful story about Norway’s longest fjord – and his attempt to find a home.”


Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seekryanbel

by Priya Heaney

  • Publisher: Indigo Press, London
  • Right Contact: Anna Soler-Pont, Pontas Literary and Film Agency
  • Book Information: read more here

Reported Rights Sales:

  • latest – Catalan: Cembra Libres
  • Country: French: Dictions Globe

Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek“Rimbel is a novel about life in the slums of Mauritius. It is written in the form of vignettes from the point of view of the descendants of former slaves.

“This is the story of Noemi, a teenage girl living with her single mother, who works as a maid for a wealthy white Mauritian family named De Grandberg.

“Priya Hein shows us a world of natural attraction as opposed to violence and abuse of power. This simple tale of enslavement, temptation and abandonment is filled with a terrible sense of injustice.”


Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seekif i were prime minister

by Trygway Skugo

  • Publisher: Capelen Dam, Oslo
  • Right Contact: Ingwild Hogland Blot, Capellen Dam Agency
  • Book Information: read more here
Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek

Writer Trygve Skag and illustrator Ella Oxted

Reported Rights Sales:

  • latest – Korean: Woongjin ThinkBig
  • Denmark: Turbine
  • Sweden: Bokforlgate Opala
  • Italy: Mondadori Editore
  • Netherlands: De Vier Windstrecken Utgeverijo
  • English: Lantana Books

“Trygve Skaug has enjoyed great success in recent years with both books and music.

“He has now written his first children’s book, the picture book” If I were prime minister, With color illustrations by Ella Oakstead.

“It is an uplifting, inspiring and socially critical book in which Trygway’s poetic voice evokes a child’s perspective on the many things that the adults running the country could have done better.”


Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seekcovenant of ice

by Max Seek

  • Publisher: Tammy, Helsinki
  • Right Contact: Elsa Lindstrom at Alina Ahlbach Literary Agency
  • Book Information: read more here

Reported Rights Sales:

  • latest – Italian: Pimme
  • Albania: Muzai
  • Bulgaria: Imas
  • Czech Republic: Gradas
  • Denmark: Gutkind
  • Estonia: Pegasus
  • France: Michel Lafon
  • Germany: Basti Lube GmbH & Co. KG
  • Greece: Livanis
  • Hungary: Animuso
  • Latvia: Latvijas Medijik
  • Netherlands and Belgium: AW Bruna
  • North Macedonia: Matica Makedonska
  • Norway: Acehougo
  • Poland: Sonia Dragons
  • Portugal: Bertrand Editora Lda
  • Romania: Literas
  • Serbia: Vulcan
  • Slovakia: Mo
  • Slovakia: Didakta
  • Sweden: Albert Bonniers Forlag
  • UK: Welbeck Publishing
  • English, United States and Canada: Penguin Random House / Berkeley
  • World Arabic: Arab Scientists
Rights Roundup: It's Still Good To Be Max Seek

Max Seek

covenant of ice A standalone sequel to one of Max Seek’s rights-selling juggernauts, The Witch Hunter, was part of our rights roundup on November 20, 2020.

In it, “Jessica Niemi has another secret on her hands: Two famous Instagram bloggers disappear, and a strange photo is uploaded to both of their accounts. It’s a photo of an old lighthouse on a rocky island.

“Below, there is a poem that describes his death… Jessica begins an investigation into the disappearance and soon discovers that two bloggers are sharing a secret that has left them deeply mysterious and dark. “


Presenting Rights Deals in a Publication Perspective

Do you have rights deals to report? Agents and Rights Directors may use our Rights Deal Submission Form to send us the required information. If you have any questions, please send them to Porter@PublishingPerspectives.com

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Categories. We get more submissions to children’s books than others, and while we enjoy children’s books just as much in the industry—please keep sending them—we’re looking at more of the following to help balance our roundup. Would like:

  • adult story
  • Adult nonfiction – specifically the narrative nonfiction, political, historical, biographical, memoir, and philosophical categories
  • young adult

Repeat submission. We get great submissions from many parts of the world and once we’ve got a title, we’d like to give other work a chance to appear rather than repeat that title—as long as there’s a title around the one we used. Don’t develop big news, it’s a good candidate for the second list. If a title of yours has appeared in our rights roundup before but there’s a good reason you think it should be listed again, please be sure to drop us an email and let us know (Porter@PublishingPerspectives.com ).

We look forward to hearing from you.


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Porter is a non-resident fellow of Anderson Trends Research and Advisory, and has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year at the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards. He is the editor-in-chief of the publication Perspectives. He was formerly Associate Editor of The Futurebook at The Bookseller in London. Anderson was a senior producer and anchor with Nation World News.com, Nation World News International and Nation World News USA for more than a decade. As an art critic (National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, Dallas Times Herald and Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newspaper for writers that is now owned and operated by Jane Friedman.

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