New Sale for THE HUNTING ACCIDENT!

World Spanish-language rights to the multiple award-winning graphic novel THE HUNTING ACCIDENT by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair (First Second) have now been acquired at auction by Planeta Cómic. Italian rights are under negotiation now.

Sneak Peek at LA BIBLIOTECARIA!

Here’s an advance look at Loreto Aroca’s cover of the graphic novel adaptation of Antonio Iturbe’s LA BIBLIOTECARIA DE AUSCHWITZ (by Salva Rubio and Loreto Aroca) coming next year from Planeta Cómic. Click here for a sample. Rights sold: French: Rue de Sèvres; English: Godwin/Holt; German: Bahoe Books. All other translation rights are still free,…

UQP Wins Small Publisher Award!

The University of Queensland Press has been named Australian Small Publisher of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards! We’re so proud of all our clients, but it’s great to see them recognised. Congratulations!

FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER Is Coming!

Angeline Boulley’s long-awaited YA thriller, FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER, is coming soon! In North America it’s at Henry Holt and in the UK from Oneworld/Rock the Boat, and the momentum is building. Here’s a great interview in Publishers Weekly. World Spanish-language rights have just been acquired by Alfaguara/Penguin Random House, and French (Nathan, Editions de l’Homme) and…

Another Award for THE HUNTING ACCIDENT!

THE HUNTING ACCIDENT was originally published in English by First Second, and the French edition from Sonatine éditions had already won the Ouest-France / Quai des Bulles prize in 2020. Now, it has won the Fauve d’Or, the most important French prize for a graphic novel, at the 2021 Angoulême Festival International de la Bande…

THE WITCH BOY on Netflix!

Some exciting news today! Netflix is beginning work on a feature-length animated musical adaptation of Molly Knox Ostertag’s WITCH BOY graphic novel series (published by Scholastic Graphix in the USA and by Kinaye in France). Here’s the announcement on Deadline. And the other two titles in the series. Can’t wait!

Goodbye, Marty

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing last month of one of our long-time clients, Martin Shepherd, publisher of The Permanent Press. Goodbye, Marty. You will be missed. Read more here.

Children’s Publishers’ Favorite Titles of 2020

Publishers Weekly has just published a selection of the favorite children’s and YA books of publishing professionals, and four of our clients’ titles are on the list! One is from the Scholastic Graphix list: And three are from First Second: