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.
Rights to Oneiron sold to six countries
The rights to Oneiron, the Finlandia-Prize-winning novel by the Finnish author Laura Lindstedt, have been sold to altogether six countries. The newest agreement was signed with the French publishing house Gallimard.
Finnish author inspires international crochet trend
The translation rights for the Modern Crochet book series by Finnish designer, artisan and author Mari Leppälä, known professionally as Molla Mills, have been sold this week to a number of countries around the world.
Tuuti Piippo presents future female tech leaders
Think about the most influential leaders in technology. The founders of world-known companies like Google, Apple, and Samsung. How many women leaders cross your mind? Not many. This is something that Finnish author and journalist Tuuti Piippo wants to change.
Vikings of Brazil brings Nordic Stories to Brazil
Pasi and Lilia Loman’s Vikings of Brazil has at least doubled the selection of Nordic literature in Brazil. Next thing on the list might be movies and television shows, both of which have a much larger potential audience in the country than literature.
Rights to Rovio’s book series sold abroad
The American publishers Macmillan have purchased the publication rights to the young adult series Freya written by Matthew Laurence and published by Rovio.