Rakuten Kobo has acquired non-dramatic World, excl. Canada, English audio rights to personal finance guru and national bestselling author Shannon Lee Simmons’s Living Debt-Free: The No-Shame, No-Blame Guide to Getting Rid of Your Debt, which will help readers build a realistic debt payment plan. The deal was arranged by Ron Eckel at Cooke International on behalf of Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid.

Cherise Lopes-Baker at Jacaranda Books has acquired the UK & Commonwealth English, excl. Canada, rights to Cherie Dimaline’s multi-award winning (including the 2017 Kirkus Prize and Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Lit) and national bestselling The Marrow Thieves. The deal was arranged by Ron Eckel at Cooke International on behalf of Marc Côté at Dancing Cat Books.

Elianos, 21. Szazad, Sonia Draga, Topseller, Vulkan, and Ikar have acquired, at auctions, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese excl. Brazil, Serbian, and Slovak rights, respectively, to Anonymous’ The Kingfisher Secret, a political thriller inspired by whispers within the intelligence community and featuring a controversial and wealthy tycoon who is running for President of the United States. The deals were arranged by Ron Eckel at Cooke International, working in association with Nike Davarinou at Read n’ Right, Orsi Meszaros at Katai & Bolza, Agata Zabowska at Book/lab, Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ Co., Vuk Perisic at PLIMA, and Kristin Olson at Kristin Olson Literary Agency, on behalf of Jared Bland at McClelland & Stewart. Rights previously sold in Germany to Heyne, in Italy to Longanesi, in Spain to Planeta, and in the UK to Century.

Elika Editrice, Alexandra Kiado, and Futami Shobo have acquired World Italian, World Hungarian, and World Japanese rights, respectively, to Michael Matthews’ bestselling fitness guide, Bigger Leaner Stronger. The deal was arranged by Hana El Niwairi at Cooke International, working in association with Federica Graceffa at The Italian Literary Agency, Orsi Meszaros at Katai & Bolza, and Nami Horiike at The English Agency Japan, on behalf of Rick Broadhead & Associates. Rights previously sold to Faro in Brazil, China Machine Press for Simplified Chinese characters, Talent Sport in France, Narayana in Germany, Daesung Publishing in Korea, JK in Poland, Eksmo in Russia, Editorial Paidotribo in Spain, Citadella in the Slovak Republic, Epsilon in Turkey, and Rosebooks in Vietnam.

Italian publisher Black Coffee has acquired World Italian rights to Claudia Dey’s wild, imaginative novel, Heartbreaker. The deal was arranged by Hana El Niwairi at Cooke International, working in association with Federica Graceffa at The Italian Literary Agency, on behalf of Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid. Rights previously sold to The Borough Press in the UK and Random House in the US.

Italian publisher Longanesi and Spanish publisher Planeta have acquired, in pre-empts, Italian and Spanish rights to Anonymous’ The Kingfisher Secret, a political thriller inspired by whispers within the intelligence community and featuring a controversial and wealthy tycoon who is running for President of the United States. The deals were arranged by Ron Eckel at Cooke International, in association with The Italian Literary Agency and International Editors’ Co., on behalf of Jared Bland at McClelland & Stewart. Rights previously sold to Century in the UK and Heyne in Germany, for simultaneous publication with McClelland & Stewart in October 2018.

World Czech rights, Complex Chinese rights, and Spanish rights to Gabor Mate’s national bestseller WHEN THE BODY SAYS NO, to Peoplecomm, Yuan-Liou, and Alfaomega, respectively by Ron Eckel at The Cooke Agency International in association with Kristin Olson at Kristin Olson Literary Agency, Jade Fu at The Grayhawk Agency, and Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ Co.