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.
Tokyo Sogensha has acquired World Japanese rights to Sofia Samatar’s fantasy novel, The Winged Histories. The deal was arranged by Ron Eckel at Cooke International, working in association with Hamish Macaskill at The English Agency Japan, on behalf of Gavin Grant at Small Beer Press.
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.
World Russian rights to Michael Matthews's THE SHREDDED CHEF, to Eksmo by Hana El Niwairi at Cooke International, working in association with Anastasya Markova of Synopsis Literary Agency, on behalf of Rick Broadhead & Associates.
World French rights to Jackie Kai Ellis's bestselling memoir-meets-cookbook THE MEASURE OF MY POWERS, to Les Editions Quebec Amerique by Carolyn Buszynski at Cooke International, on behalf of Robert McCullough at Appetite by Random House.