Chinese Book on A.I. Draws Asian Pubs
Intelligence Revolution by Robin Li, the founder of the Chinese Internet giant Baidu, has sold in Taiwan and Korea. China’s CITIC Press controls all rights and published the book in April. Currently, according to CITIC, 150,000 copies of the book, about trends in Artificial Intelligence, are in print.
Pariat's 'Heart' Sells in Spain
Spanish rights to the Indian novel The Nine-Chambered Heart, by Janice Pariat, have sold to Ediciones Siruela. The book has already been acquired in India (by Fourth Estate/HarperCollins) and the U.K. (by Borough Press/HarperCollins), with publication in India slated for November and publication in the U.K. set for May 2018. Pontas controls all rights to the novel, which is about nine people who recall loving, or being loved, by the same woman. The book is told in the second person, as the characters relay their memories to the woman.
French Comic Book Attracts Buyers
Published last month by French publisher Massot Editions, Another Look. A Bunch of Stuff to See Things Differently by Emma, has sold in Korea (to Woorinabi) and in Greece (to Potamos). Foreign rights to the comic, which is based on a popular blog called Emmaclit, are being handled by the 2 Seas Agency. The book, like the blog, explores Emma's experiences as a new mom, focusing on issues of sexuality and feminism. Over 10,000 copies of the book, which is the first in planned series, have sold in France.
Latest from Norway's Kjærstad Gains Traction
Berge by noted Norwegian author Jan Kjærstad has sold to Atlantis (Sweden) and Rosinante (Denmark). Aschehoug Forlag will publish the book in Norway in September, and Oslo Literary Agency controls all rights. The book follows a minister in the Labor Party (Norway's largest political party) and members of his family who are found murdered in their cabin. Kjærstad is the author of The King of Europe and Norman’s Area, among others.