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.

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.