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.
Finnish writer wins FT prize for burnout book idea
‘Mental Meltdown’ by Nora Rosendahl has won the Bracken Bower Prize as the best business book proposal by a young author.
UK studio snaps up film rights to Finnish novel
Finnish author Maria Turtschaninoff’s feminist fantasy novel Maresi is being developed into a film by Film4.
Finnish children’s books coming to China
Finnish publishing company Dramaforum has signed an agreement with Chinese publisher Shanghai Zhiyuang Culture Communication.
Finnish children’s programming book tops charts in Japan
Finnish author Linda Liukas’ children’s programming book Hello Ruby is breaking records in Japan.
Random House buys Simukka’s upcoming novel’s English rights
One of the world’s biggest publishers, US-based Random House, has acquired the world English rights of Finnish author Salla Simukka’s children’s novel in a pre-empt.
Mauri Kunnas’ Mr. Clutterbuck heads to the US
The translation rights to three of author Mauri Kunnas’ children’s books have been sold to the United States.
Finnish-Norwegian book series takes off around the globe
The translation rights to the six-part space adventure book series Kepler62, created by Timo Parvela and Pasi Pitkänen from Finland and Bjørn Sortland from Norway, have been sold to the French publishing house Éditions Nathan.
Amazon Publishing buys rights to Finnish fiction
Amazon Publishing has acquired the world English rights to Burnt Land (Oranssi maa in Finnish), a novel by Finnish author Tua Harno.
New affiliate company to continue Rovio’s books business
Rovio Entertainment announced the creation of Kaiken Publishing, a new affiliate company to continue Rovio’s book business. Kaiken will also develop publishing programs for new stories, worlds and characters.