Film rights to Jen Wang’s THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER have gone to Universal Pictures and Marc Platt! We can’t wait to see this unusual fairy tale come to life!
The graphic novel is published in English by First Second, and translation rights have already been sold to France (Akileos – publishing on May), Spain (the Sapristi imprint at Roca), and Italy (Bao).
All other translation rights are still free, so do contact Lora for a copy of the PDF.
(Or pick up a copy of the First Second edition at your local bookseller.)
The film and TV option to K.S.R. Burns’ THE PARIS EFFECT (Velvet Morning Press) has gone to Papazian Hirsch Entertainment, Inc.
And here are the flowers that producers James Hirsch and Robert Papazian sent to Karen Burns to celebrate the signing of the deal!
Italian rights to Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD have been pre-empted by Rizzoli Libri, making this the 16th foreign sale for this fantastic book! (Film rights have already been sold to Sony Pictures, with Red Wagon producing.)
THE HAZEL WOOD was only published at the end of January in the US, but it’s already number 3 on the February 18th New York Times list of hardback bestsellers.
The American cover:
The UK cover:
We’ll be posting more covers as the translations start coming in.
It’s a brilliant book!
Recipient of a Walter Dean Meyers We Need Diverse Books grant, Jennifer De Leon’s DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM, in which a girl whose father has been deported back to Guatemala is bussed from her inner city high school to a high achieving suburban one, where fitting into different worlds while holding her family together sows the seeds of burgeoning activism, to Caitlyn Dlouhy at Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, at auction, by Faye Bender at The Book Group (NA).
Italian language rights to Il Castoro, in a pre-empt, by Lora Fountain at Lora Fountain & Associates. Film rights: Michelle Weiner, CAA
French rights to Ignatz Award-winner Tillie Walden’s graphic novel, SPINNING (First Second, September 2017), about coming of age, coming out, and coming to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know have been snapped up by Gallimard!
Natalie C. Anderson’s YA thriller, CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES, will be published in Spanish by Planeta, thus joining the growing list of publishers who have already bought rights.
Film rights to Natalie C. Anderson’s bestselling YA thriller CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES have been snapped up by Universal Pictures, and Kerry Washington is in negotiations to produce.
Read more about it here.
French rights have already gone to Pocket Jeunesse and UK to One World.
We are thrilled to announce that One World Books have acquired the UK/Commonwealth rights to Natalie C. Anderson’s CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES!
Natalie C. Anderson’s CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES is a YA thriller set in Kenya and the Congo and has been described as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl.”
Now French rights have been acquired by Pocket Jeunesse.
Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD just keeps selling and selling!
After France, now RBA have acquired world rights for Spanish and Catalan, and Moon are the winners of the Dutch auction.
Fairy tales don’t care whether you believe in them. (From the RBA offer.)