Foreign rights have been a way for my children’s books to carry my stories around the world, at a time when borders are closed, restrictions are in force and businesses have been affected to the point of closure. I feel incredibly lucky that the book and publishing community has somehow managed to carry on, under difficult circumstances but nevertheless, carry on!
So, I want to give the biggest shout out to all of those foreign rights managers who have taken a chance on a little known author, in a very small corner of the UK.
The Heavy Bag: Danish – Straarup og Co, Swedish – Isa Bok Forlag, Romanian – Curtea Veche, Turkish – Gergedan Yayinlari, French – L’editions Prunelle, Netherlands/Belgium – Van Driel Publishing.
The Slow Superhero: UK – Ventorros Press, Russia – NIGMA, Netherlands/Belgium – Van Driel Publishing.