The daily brief: 2 July 2019
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Redhill Games, Bittium, CupOfTherapy and Nokia subsidiary SAC Wireless make headlines.
North America poised to wake up and smell the CupOfTherapy
Finnish wellbeing and mental health startup CupOfTherapy has signed FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management as its licensing agent in the US and Canada.
Linda Liukas makes it onto Forbes top 50
Forbes has included Finnish children’s book author Linda Liukas on its list of Europe’s Top 50 Women in Tech.
A fairytale that brings out the magic in us
What happens when an eight-year-old girl firmly believes that if she tries hard enough, she will learn to fly? Sure, she won’t touch the clouds – but she’ll grow up to create her own world of wonders.
Hello Ruby creator receives substantial grant
Expo Live, an innovation and partnership programme established by Expo 2020 Dubai, has presented a grant of 100 000 US dollars to Linda Liukas, the Finnish creator of Hello Ruby.
Finnish books to reach new ears
Two book series by Finnish authors will be recorded in various new languages on international audiobook service Storytel.
Finland’s first superhero movie to German readers
The rights for the official novelisation of Rendel have been sold to Random House’s German imprint Heyne Verlag.
Sleepless baby bear awakens global interest
A Finnish children’s book about a little bear called Mur is charming both kids and grown-ups in an increasing number of countries.
Finnish author finds his 20th language
Finnish author Tommi Kinnunen will soon see his book translated into Chinese, as the translation rights to one of his novels have been sold to China.
Finnish climate change novel goes to the UK
Bonnier Publishing UK has acquired the rights to translate Finnish novel Kun aika loppuu by Elina Hirvonen to English.
New agency to give Finnish literature a global push
A first-of-its-kind joint literature agency has been founded by three Finnish publishers, with the goal of selling translation rights for Finnish literature.