French rights to Vicki Grant’s SHORT FOR CHAMELEON have sold to Bayard by Lora Fountain of Lora Fountain & Associates, in a deal arranged by Fiona Kenshole. This YA caper follows a teenaged rent-a-relative, an elderly scam-buster and a beautiful girl with a devastating past as they find the meaning of family.
Italian rights have sold for Vicki Grant’s 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU to Simona Casonata at Mondadori, in a pre-empt, by Vanessa Maus of Berla & Griffini; Indonesian rights, at auction, have been sold by Nawara Hinkaran of Tuttle-Mori; and Korean rights, at auction, have sold to Frombooks by Sungwoo Ahn of EntersKorea Agency, all on behalf of Fiona Kenshole. The YA romance is about two strangers with heart-breaking secrets who answer 36 questions to see if they can fall in love, inspired by a “Modern Love” column in the New York Times.
Simplified Chinese rights to Daniel Jones‘s EMOTIONAL PROMISCUITY: The Science of Serial Romance have been sold to Beijing Standway Books Co. by Susie Li of Andrew Nurnberg Associates International Ltd., on behalf of Trena White. World English rights, excluding Canada, were previously sold to Oxford University Press.
Freehand Books has entered into agreement with Transatlantic Agency to be the exclusive representative of Freehand’s list for world rights excluding Canada.
Starting January 2016, Stephanie Sinclair will represent Freehand as a corporate client and will be responsible for the sale of international rights for the publisher. Freehand’s excellent roster of award-winning and original fiction and nonfiction dovetails seamlessly with Sinclair’s personal literary taste. She will represent them alongside her already existing list of award-winning personal writing clients.
Freehand Books was established in 2007 with a simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature. They publish writing that exhibits outstanding craft, is stylistically creative and original, and has content that is both engaging and slightly quirky, a little outside the mainstream. The eclectic, purposeful mix illustrates the dual nature of the word freehand; drawing freehand may be expressive of both unfettered creativity and exquisite control. Freehand has published works by some of Canada’s most well-loved authors, including Saleema Nawaz, Ali Bryan, and Maurice Mierau.
For more information on titles available, please contact Stephanie Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org