Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals! 

Jean Pendziwol’s THE LIGHT KEEPER’S DAUGHTERS sold in Italy to Garzanti in a pre-empt, in the Czech and Slovak Republics to Fortuna Libri, in China to Citic in a pre-empt, in Norway to Cappelen Damm, in the Netherlands to HarperCollins Holland at auction, in Spain to HarperCollins Iberica, in the UK to Weidenfeld & Nicolson, in Germany to Penguin Germany at auction, and in Brazil to HarperCollins Brasil.

A.C. Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE sold in Sweden to Natur & Kultur in a pre-empt, in Finland to Otava in a pre-empt, in Norway to Gyldendal Norsk in a pre-empt, in Denmark to Gyldendal in a pre-empt, in Brazil to Galera/Record in a pre-empt, in Italy to Giunti Editore at auction, in Spain for Catalan rights to Grup Editorial 62, in Hungary to GABO, and in Israel to Kinneret.

Goldy Moldavsky’s KILL THE BOY BAND sold in the Netherlands to Leopold in a pre-empt, and in Italy to DeAgostini.

Becky Albertalli’s THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED sold in France to Hachette Romans, and in the Netherlands to Blossom Books. Albertalli’s SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA sold in Estonia to Pikoprint.

Alwyn Hamilton’s REBEL OF THE SANDS sold in the Czech Republic to CooBoo, in Poland to Wydawnictwo PoznaĹ„skie/Czwarta Strona at auction in a two-book deal, and in Hungary to Maxim.

Francesca Zappia’s MADE YOU UP sold in Estonia to Pikes Kirjastus, and in Poland to JK Jacek Kaszyk at auction.

Lisa Renee Jones’s DEEP UNDER sold in Germany to Lubbe. Audio rights to Jones's TALL, DARK AND DEADLY SERIES as well as her new WALKER SECURITY SERIES, plus the short story ONE DANGEROUS NIGHT to Audible.

A.G. Howard’s ROSEBLOOD sold in the Czech Republic to CooBoo/Albatros.  Audio rights to A.G. Howard’s ROSEBLOOD and ARCHITECT OF SONG sold to Audible at auction.

Kathryn Ormsbee’s TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY sold in Poland to Wydawnictwo Otwarte, and in Brazil to Companhia das Letras.

Jessica Cluess’s A SHADOW BRIGHT & BURNING sold in Turkey to Pegasus.

Emily Trunko’s DEAR MY BLANK and LAST MESSAGE RECEIVED sold in Turkey to Pegasus.

Tilli Schulze’s MY THOUGHTS ARE FREE sold in the Netherlands to BBNC at auction.

Robin Steven’s MUDER MOST UNLADYLIKE and ARSENIC FOR TEA sold in Poland to Grupa MAC S.A.

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES sold in Spain to Maeva Young.

H.M. Ward’s DAMAGED sold in Poland to Helion at auction.

Geneva Lee’s COMPLETE ME, THE SINS THAT BIND US and The Gilt Trilogy sold in Germany to Blanvalet in a six-figure deal. Lee’s COMMAND ME, CONQUER ME and CROWN ME sold in Slovenia to Ucila International.

Audio Rights to Lee's CRAVE ME, COVET ME, CAPTURE ME and COMPLETE ME as well as 3 books in THE GILT series sold to Audible.


Audio rights to Layla Hagen's YOUR IRRESISTIBLE LOVE, YOUR CAPTIVATING LOVE, and YOUR FOREVER LOVE sold to Tantor.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CLOSED -- Generalist & YA/MG Interns needed!

We are looking for a Generalist and a Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction intern. You do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories, particularly with Generalist or Young Adult and MG books on the New York Times bestseller list. 

Additionally, for Generalist readers, we’re looking for someone who enjoys books by authors such as:

- Erin Morgenstern
- Tana French
- Eleanor Brown
- Jacqueline Sheehan
- Jodi Picoult
- Gillian Flynn
- Lori Roy
- Laurie Notaro
- Celia Rivenbark
- Elin Hilderbrand
- Kristin Hannah
- Jeannette Walls
- Kate Atkinson

This is an eclectic list, so obviously you don't need to like everyone on it. But basically, you should like at least two of the following genres: humor, memoir, upmarket women's fiction and literary suspense. 

You do not need to live in New York—this is a remote internship. We ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment. Please note that it is unpaid. 

The internship is a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students, and passionate readers.

The agency runs a monthly educational chat for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. (Past and upcoming topics include: How publishers create marketing plans, Do we need literary agents anymore?, Digital and social publishing, Literary scouts: What do they do? What are the entry-level jobs in publishing? -- we try to make them as useful as we can.) These are optional, and the days/times vary because all the interns have different 'day job' schedules.


Interested?

1. Send an email to intern@thebentagency.com and put “Generalist intern” or "YA/MG intern" in the subject line. If you’d like to read for both, put “Generalist/YA/MG intern” in the subject line.

2. Tell us why you want the internship and something about yourself, or include a resume if you have one (although it's not necessary). 

3. Include two lists: the last ten Generalist or YA/MG books you've read and your top ten favorite Generalist or YA/MG books of all time.


If you've applied in the past, you're welcome to apply again. We usually get a great many applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space for details! 


UPDATE on July 19th: Applications for this internship are now closed. Thank you so much to all who applied, I'll answer you shortly! -- John