Rights sold

Newsstand rights to Mika Waltari’s THE ETRUSCAN sold to RCS Media

Mika Waltari’s great classic THE ETRUSCAN (Turms, kuolematon; WSOY 1955) will be available at Italian newstands. You may buy a special edition of the novel in Italian together with the newspapers Corriere della sera & La Gazetta dello sport. The title is published as a part of the “La storia come un romanzo” series.

Elina Hirvonen’s When I Forgot sold to Armenia

Armenian rights to Elina Hirvonen’s acclaimed debut novel WHEN I FORGOT (Että hän muistaisi saman, Avain 2005 & WSOY 2015) sold to Guitank Publishers.

Chinese rights to WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold

Chinese rights to praised novel Where Four Roads Meet by Tommi Kinnunen (Neljäntienristeys, WSOY 2014) have been sold to China International Radio Press in Peking.

German rights to PETE’S TREASURE HUNT

German rights to Timo Parvela’s Pete’s Treasure Hunt, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen (Pate aarresaarella, Tammi 2017) sold to Hanser.

Korean rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR sold

Korean rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR by Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to Borim Press

German rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR sold

German rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR by Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to Midas Verlag

Slovakian rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR sold

Slovakian rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR by Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to Enigma Publishing

Spanish, Catalan, Basque & Galician rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR sold

Spanish, Catalan, Basque & Galician rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR by Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to Grupo Planeta

Dutch rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR sold

Dutch rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR by Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to Gottmer

Italian rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR sold

Italian rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR by Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to DeA Planeta Libri  

Chinese Rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR sold

Simplified Chinese rights to A BEAR CALLED MUR By Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to TB Publishing Limited.  

Estonian Rights sold to Head First – Support the Brain Development of Your Child

Estonian rights to HEAD FIRST – SUPPORT THE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR CHILD by Tiina Huttu and Kirsi Heikkinen (WSOY 2017) sold to Ajakirjade Kirjastus.

Czech rights to Eeva Kilpi’s TAMARA sold

Czech Rights to Eeva Kilpi’s TAMARA (WSOY 1972) sold to Mála Skála.

Estonian rights to WHEN TIME RUNS OUT sold

Estonian rights to Elina Hirvonen’s award-winning novel WHEN TIME RUNS OUT (Kun aika loppuu, WSOY 2015) sold to Varrak. Estonian will be the 5th language for this great and significant novel.

German rights to Ella ja kaverit Ekstra Friends Book sold

German rights to Timo Parvela’s Ella ja kaverit Ekstra Friends Book sold to Hanser! “Mein Ella-Freundbuch” will be published in August 2017 with Sabine Wilharm’s illustrations.

Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold to Latvia

Latvian rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys, WSOY 2014) sold to Zvaigzne ABC.

Lithuanian rights to THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES sold

Lithuanian rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s superb THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016) sold to Alma Littera!

French rights to A Bear Called MUR sold

French rights to the lovely picture book A Bear Called MUR by Kaisa Happonen and Anne Vasko (MUR, eli karhu, Tammi Publishers 2016) sold to Éditions Nathan! Nathan has also bought the french rights to the award-winning MUR app by Step in Books.

KEPLER62: Icelandic rights sold for Books 1 and 2

Icelandic rights to the KEPLER62-series Books 1 and 2 by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen (Kirja 1: Kutsu, WSOY 2015 and Kirja 2: Lähtölaskenta, WSOY 2016) sold to Bókabeitan!

Hungarian rights to Pete’s Fishing Book sold

Hungarian Rights to the award-winning Pete’s Fishing Book by Timo Parvela and Pasi Pitkänen (Paten kalastuskirja, Tammi 2016) sold to Cerkabella Könyvkiado.

Ajakirjade Kirjastus buys more rights to KEPLER62 series

Estonian rights to KEPLER62 series parts 3 and 4 sold to Ajakirjade Kirjastus! (Book 3: Voyage and Book 4: Pioneers by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen, WSOY 2016). Ajakirjade Kirjastus published the first two parts of the series in autumn 2016 by the name KEPLER62 – Esimene raamat: Kutse and KEPLER62 […]

Korean rights to Timo Parvela’s ELLA BOOK 2 sold to Sakyejul

Korean rights to Ella Book 2 (Ella ja kaverit 2, Tammi) by Timo Parvela sold to Sakyejul.

KEPLER62: six book deal to The Netherlands

Dutch rights to the KEPLER62 series (books 1-6) by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen has been sold to CLAVIS.

Kati Närhi’s THE SECRETS OF FERN GROVE SOLD to Brazil

Portuguese rights to Kati Närhi’s graphic novel THE SECRETS OF FERN GROVE (Saniaislehdon salaisuudet, WSOY 2010) sold to Avec in Brazil.

English world-rights to OPERATION DOWNSHIFT sold to Pikku Publishing

English world-rights to the fast-paced picture book OPERATION DOWNSHIFT (Isä vaihtaa vapaalle! WSOY 2013) by Jukka Laajarinne and Timo Mänttäri sold to Pikku Publishing.

Kati Närhi’s THE SEVENTH GUEST sold to Czech

Czech rights to Kati Närhi’s award-winning graphic novel THE SEVENTH GUEST (Seitsemäs vieras, WSOY 2015) sold to Paseka! Translation will be made by Jitka Hanusová.

Elina Hirvonen’s WHEN TIME RUNS OUT sold to Lithuania

Lithuanian rights to Elina Hirvonen’s acclaimed novel WHEN TIME RUNS OUT (Kun aika loppuu, WSOY 2015) have been sold to Versus Aureus.

Icelandic rights to Paasilinna’s GOD ALMIGHTY sold to Skrudda

Icelandic rights to Arto Paasilinna’s GOD ALMIGHTY (Auta armias, WSOY 1989) sold to Skrudda.

KEPLER62 – Six book deal to Czech

Czech rights to the KEPLER62 series by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland (illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen) has been sold to HOST.

It’s Snowing, Lupo! and Little Big Story of Tomorrow sold to Korea

Korean rights to It’s Snowing, Lupo! by Réka Király and Marika Maijala (Lunta sataa, Lupo, WSOY 2012) and Réka Király’s Little Big Story of Tomorrow (Pieni suuri tarina huomisesta, WSOY 2013) have been sold to Hansol Education.

Tommi Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold to Croatia

Croatian language publishing rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s bestseller WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys, WSOY 2014) sold to Hena Publishing. Croatian is the 17th language in which this great novel will be published.

Awake, Ye Sleepers By Tapio Koivukari sold to Iceland

Icelandic language publishing rights to Tapio Koivukari’s masterful novel AWAKE, YE SLEEPERS (Unissasaarnaaja, Johnny Kniga 2015) sold to Sæmundur Bokautgafa! The Icelandic translation will be published at the Reykjavík Literature Festival in September 2017.

KEPLER62 -Three book deal to Latvia

Latvian rights to the three first books in the KEPLER62 series by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland (illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen) has been sold to Zvaigzne ABC.

Paasilinna’s TEN SHREWS sold to Slovenia

Slovenian rights to Arto Paasilinna’s novel TEN SHREWS (Kymmenen riivinrautaa, WSOY 2001) sold to Mladinska Kniga Zalozba (MKZ). Ten Shrews will be Paasilinna’s 10th title in the Slovenian language.

Jenni Petänen & Laura Mendelin’s BRAIDS 2 sold to Hungary

Hungarian rights to Jenni Petänen & Laura Mendelin’s BRAIDS 2 – PARTIES AND PERFORMANCES  sold to Corvina Kiadó. Corvina has published also the first book of BRAIDS by the same authors.

Elina Hirvonen’s WHEN I FORGOT sold to Turkey

Turkish rights to Elina Hirvonen’s Finlandia-shortlisted debut novel WHEN I FORGOT (Että hän muistaisi saman, Avain 2005 & WSOY 2014) sold to Düz Yazı Yayınları.

Groupe Steinkis buys more French rights to Kati Närhi’s graphic novel trilogy

Editions Jungle / Groupe Steinkis has bought the French publishing rights to two more parts of Kati Närhi’s awarded graphic novel trilogy featuring the orphan girl Agnes. Edition Jungle’s translation of the first installment, SECRETS OF FERN GROVE (Saniaislehdon salaisuudet, WSOY 2010) is already in production, and shall soon be followed by MYSTERY OF BLACK BOG (Mustasuon mysteeri, WSOY 2012) and THE SEVENTH GUEST (Seitsemäs vieras, WSOY 2015), […]

Arto Paasilinna’s THE FINNISH BOOK OF SNOUTS sold to France

French rights to Arto Paasilinna’s THE FINNISH BOOK OF SNOUTS (Suomalainen kärsäkirja, WSOY 2005) sold to Denoël.

Eino Luukkanen’s memoirs FIGHTER OVER FINLAND sold to Poland

Polish rights to Eino Luukkanen’s memoirs Fighter Over Finland (Hävittäjälentäjänä kahdessa sodassa, WSOY 1956) sold to Replika.

Tommi Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold to Greece

Greek rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s bestseller WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys, WSOY 2014) sold to Utopia Publishing.

Virpi Marjaana Siira’s MY SPACE – CIRCLE sold to Germany

German rights to Virpi Marjaana Siira’s magnificent My Space – Circle. Crocheted Variations (WSOY, 2014) sold to Südwest/Random House.

A selection of Lauri Viita’s poetry to be published in Russian

Book Centre Rudomino Publisher has acquired the right to publish a selection of Lauri Viita’s poems in a bilingual edition, both in Russian and in Finnish. The poems are selected from the collections Betonimylläri (Concrete Mixer, WSOY 1947), Käppyräinen, (Crooked, WSOY 1954) and Suutarikin suuri viisas (And the Cobbler, Great Wise Man , WSOY 1961). […]

Tommi Kinnunen’s THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES sold to Poland

Polish rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s bestseller THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016) have been sold to W.A.B./Foksal.

Italian rights to Arto Paasilinna’s Volomari Volotinen’s First Wife and Other Old Junk sold

Italian rights to Arto Paasilinna’s Volomari Volotinen’s First Wife and Other Old Junk (WSOY, 1994) sold to Iperborea. The title will be published in Autumn 2016.

International film rights to The Howling Miller sold

International film rights to Arto Paasilinna’s bestseller The Howling Miller (Ulvova mylläri, WSOY 1981) sold to White Light Films in France! The French film will premiere in autumn 2017 with Bonaventure Gacon and Anaïs Demoustier in the lead roles.

German rights to WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold

German rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s best-selling debut novel WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys, WSOY 2014) were sold to DVA after a pre-emptive offer.

Paasilinna’s THE YEAR OF THE HARE sold to Turkey

Turkish rights to Arto Paasilinna’s modern classic THE YEAR OF THE HARE (Jäniksen vuosi, 1975) sold to Domingo Kitap. This is the first contract for a Paasilinna book with a Turkish publishing house!

Slovak rights to Mika Waltari’s THE EGYPTIAN sold

Slovak rights to Mika Waltari’s THE EGYPTIAN (Sinuhe egyptiläinen, WSOY 1945) sold to Premedia.

Albanian rights to Mika Waltari’s THE ETRUSCAN sold

Albanian rights to Mika Waltari’s THE ETRUSCAN (Turms, kuolematon, WSOY 1955) sold to IDK Publishing. This will be the first translation of Mika Waltari’s work in the Albanian language.

Estonian rights to Mika Waltari’s THE ETRUSCAN sold

Mika Waltari’s Estonian publisher Varrak has bought the rights to his fascinating historical novel THE ETRUSCAN (Turms kuolematon, WSOY 1955).

Simo Hiltunen’s IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING sold to Germany

German rights to Simo Hiltunen’s chilling debut crime novel IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING (Lampaan vatteissa, WSOY 2015) have been sold after a pre-emptive offer to Aufbau Verlag in Berlin.

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Poland

Polish rights to Katja Kettu’s fabulous novel HAWK MOTH (WSOY, 2015) sold to Świat Książki, who will also publish Kettu’s THE MIDWIFE in Polish soon.

Czech rights to The Light Behind the Eyes sold

Czech rights to Kinnunen’s bestselling new novel THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016) have been sold to Argo, who have also published Kinnunen’s acclaimed debut WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys, WSOY 2014) earlier this year. THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES has sold over 30.000 copies in Finland in just four months!

Two short stories by MIKKO-PEKKA HEIKKINEN sold to USA

THE DOGS DOWN SOUTH and THE ROWER, two short stories from Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen’s debut collection The Destruction of the Liquor Store in Nuorgam will come out in English in BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2017. The anthology is published by Dalkey Archive Press (USA).

Czech rights to Arto Paasilinna’s GOD ALMIGHTY sold

Czech rights to Arto Paasilinna’s hilarious novel GOD ALMIGHTY (Auta armias, WSOY 1989) sold to Hejkal. It has been previously published in Dutch (Wereldbibliotheek), German (Lübbe), Norwegian (Aschehoug) and Swedish (Brombergs).

Pentti Holappa’s poems will be published in Hebrew

A vast collection of Pentti Holappa’s (b. 1927) poetry will be published in Hebrew by Carmel Publishing. The selection of the poems will be made by PhD Rami Saari, who will also translate the poems.

Norwegian righs to Arto Paasilinna’s THE HERB GARDEN OF UNHANGED SCROUNDELS sold

Arto Paasilinna’s option publisher Aschehoug has bought the rights to THE HERB GARDEN OF UNHANGED SCROUNDELS (Hirttämättömien lurjusten yrttitarha, WSOY 1998), altogether their 16th title in a respectable list of classic, shamelessly humorous Paasilinna novels.

Estonian rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES sold

Tommi Kinnunen’s Estonian publisher Varrak has bought the rights also to his second novel THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016).

ZERO FRIENDS. LONELINESS AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH sold to Russia

Alpina Publisher has bought the Russian rights to Niina Junttila’s timely non-fiction book ZERO FRIENDS. LONELINESS AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Kavereita nolla. Lasten ja nuorten yksinäisyys, Tammi 2015).

BRAIDS sold to Hungary

The Hungarian rights to BRAIDS (Letille, WSOY 2015) by Jenni Petänen and Laura Mendelin sold to Corvina Kiadó.

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Bulgaria

Bulgarian rights to Katja Kettu’s magnificent HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen, WSOY 2015) soldo to ICU Publishing.

Estonian rights to Kimmo Takanen’s KNOW YOUR LIFE TRAPS sold

Varrak Publishing has bought the Estonian rights to Kimmo Takanen’s best-selling self-help work KNOW YOUR LIFE TRAPS (Tunne lukkosi, WSOY 2011).

Sanna Isto’s THE UNDER GROUNDERS sold to Italy

Sanna Isto’s children’s novel THE UNDER GROUNDERS (Maan alaiset, WSOY 2016) sold to Italy to Atmosphere libri. The book is illustrated by Sami Saramäki

KEPLER62 series sold to France

Éditions Nathan bought the French World rights to the KEPLER62 series by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen

ONNELI AND ANNELI’S COLLECTED STORIES sold to Estonia

Estonian rights to ONNELI AND ANNELI’S COLLECTED STORIES (Onnelin ja Annelin kootut kertoukset, WSOY) by Marjatta Kurenniemi sold to Sinisukk. The wonderful stories are illustrated by Maija Karma. The book contains the following stories: Onneli and Anneli’s House (Onnelin ja Annelin talo, 1966), Onneli and Anneli’s Winter (Onnelin ja Annelin talvi, 1968), Onneli, Anneli and […]

FASCISM IN FINLAND sold to Sweden

Leopard förlaget has bought the Swedish rights to Oula Silvennoinen, Marko Tikka and Aapo Roselius’ extremly topical non-fiction study FASCISM IN FINLAND. THE HERALDS OF THE BLACK DAWN (Suomalaiset fasistit. Mustan sarastuksen airuet, WSOY 2016).

FASCISM IN FINLAND sold to Estonia

The Estonian publisher Argo has bought rights to Oula Silvennoinen, Marko Tikka and Aapo Roselius’ extremly topical non-fiction study FASCISM IN FINLAND. THE HERALDS OF THE BLACK DAWN (Suomalaiset fasistit. Mustan sarastuksen airuet, WSOY 2016).

Tommi Kinnunen’s THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES sold to Denmark

Danish rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s new novel THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016) have been sold to Rosinante & Co. Kinnunen’s debut novel WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET entitled Hvor fire veje mødes was published by Rosinante in September 2015. The translator is Birgita Bonde Hansen.

Dutch rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES sold

Dutch rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s new novel THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016) have been sold to Prometheus Uitgeverij. Prometheus published their edition of Kinnunen’s debut novel WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET entitled Waar vier wegen samenkomen in June 2015, translated by Sophie Kuiper.

Tommi Kinnunen’s THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES sold to Norway

Norwegian rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s new novel THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016) have been sold to Pax Forlag. Pax published the Norwegian translation of Kinnunen’s debut novel WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET entitled Der fire veier møtes in January 2016 translated by Turid Farbregd.

Markus Majaluoma’s DAD, WHEN IS SANTA COMING? sold to Hungary

The Hungarian rights to  DAD, WHEN IS SANTA COMING? (Isä, koska joulupukki tulee? WSOY, 2005) by Markus Majaluoma sold to Koinonia Publishing House.

Norwegian rights to DRESS FACTORY sold

The Norwegian rights to DRESS FACTORY (Mekkotehdas, WSOY 2012) by Sunna Valkeapää-Ikola and Kirsi Etula, photographs by Krista Keltanen, sold to Gyldendal.

Tommi Kinnunen’s THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES sold to Sweden

Tommi Kinnunen’s Swedish publisher Norstedts has bought the publishing rights to his second novel THE LIGHT BEHIND THE EYES (Lopotti, WSOY 2016).

Mika Waltari’s THE DANCE OVER TOMBSTONES sold to Greece

Greek rights to Mika Waltari’s historical novel set in the year 1809 entitled THE DANCE OVER TOMBSTONES (Tanssi yli hautojen, WSOY 1944) sold to Kalendis.

Kati Närhi’s SECRETS OF FERN GROVE sold to France

The French rights to Kati Närhi’s wonderfully unique children’s graphic novel Secrets of Fern Grove (Saniaislehdon salaisuudet, WSOY 2010) sold to Steinkis.

Timo Parvela and Virpi Talvitie’s PURDY AND BARKER sold to Latvia

The Latvian rights to the first PURDY AND BARKER book (Maukka ja Väykkä, Tammi 2009) sold to Zvaigzne ABC.

Timo Laine’s TANKS AND ROACHES sold to Slovakia

Slovakian rights to Timo Laine’s non-fiction report/travelogue TANKS AND ROACHES. The Collapse of the Socialist System as Seen from the Inside (Torakoita ja panssarivaunuja. Silminnäkijänä hajoavassa neuvostoimperiumissa, Tammi 2014) sold to Absynt.

Estonian rights to NO FRIENDS AT ALL sold

Estonian rights to Niina Junttila’s important practical psychology title NO FRIENDS AT ALL. Loneliness in Children and Young Adolescents (Kavereita nolla. Lasten ja nuorten yksinäisyys, Tammi 2015) sold to Koolibri.

Polish rights to LITTLE BIG STORY OF TOMORROW sold

Polish rights to Réka Király’s picture book LITTLE BIG STORY OF TOMORROW (Pieni suuri tarina huomisesta, WSOY 2013) sold to Wydawnictwo Dreams.

Czech language Audio book rights to Katja Kettu’s THE MIDWIFE sold

Czech language Audio book rights to Katja Kettu’s stunning novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö, WSOY 2011) have been sold to One Hot Book. The original Czech publisher is Argo, the translation is by Jitka Hanušová.

Italian rights to Arto Paasilinna’s SAVIOUR SURUNEN sold

Italian rights to SAVIOUR SURUNEN (Vapahtaja Surunen, WSOY 1986) have been sold to Iperborea. This is the 15th Paasilinna title available in Italian.

German rights to Arto Paasilinna’s SAVIOUR SURUNEN sold

German rights to Arto Paasilinna’s SAVIOUR SURUNEN (Vapahtaja Surunen, WSOY 1986) sold to Lübbe. This will be the 22nd Paasilinna title in German.

Estonian rights to Väinö Linna’s WAR NOVEL sold

Estonian rights to Väinö Linna’s WAR NOVEL (Sotaromaani, WSOY 2000) have been sold to Tänapäev. WAR NOVEL is the manuscript of Väinö Linna’s masterpiece THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Tuntematon sotilas, WSOY 1954), which was heavily edited with Linna’s consent by WSOY before publication.

Basque rights to Tapio Koivukari’s ARIASMAN sold

Basque language rights to Tapio Koivukari’s historical novel ARIASMAN – A Whaler’s Tale (Johnny Kniga, 2011) have been sold to San Sebastian (Donostia) based publisher Erein Argitaletxea.

Czech rights to Timo Parvela’s ELLA AND FRIENDS 1 sold

Czech rights to Timo Parvela’s ELLA AND FRIENDS 1 (Ella ja kaverit 1, Tammi) sold to Portál. The book will be published in 2017. This is the 19th language for Ella.

Mari language rights to Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold

Mari language publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s fantastic novel HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen, WSOY 2015) are sold to Sarta Publishing. The captivating story of HAWK MOTH is partly situated in Mari Autonomous Oblast inside Russia.

Dutch rights to Simo Hiltunen’s IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING sold

Dutch rights to Simo Hiltunen’s highly promising debut thriller IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING (Lampaan vaatteissa, WSOY 2015) have been sold to Meulenhoff Boekerij.

Väinö Linna’s THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER sold to Russia

Russian language rights to Väinö Linna’s classic war novel THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Tuntematon sotilas, WSOY 1954) have been sold to Karelian Isthmus War Museum Publishing.

Elina Hirvonen’s WHEN TIME RUNS OUT sold to Sweden

Swedish rights to Elina Hirvonen’s extremely topical novel WHEN TIME RUNS OUT (Kun aika loppuu, WSOY 2015) have been sold to Leopard Förlag.

Turkish rights to KEPLER62 sold

Turkish language rights to the first two books in the Kepler62 series by Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland and Pasi Pitkänen sold to Can Publishing.

Eeva Kilpi’s modern classic TAMARA sold to South Korea

Korean language rights to Eeva Kilpi’s modern classic TAMARA (WSOY, 1972) have been sold to Dulnyouk Publishing. Korean is the 12th language for this erotic novel which has been a steady-seller in Finland since its publication in 1972.

Korean rights to ELLA AND FRIENDS sold

The Korean rights to Timo Parvela’s ELLA AND FRIENDS (Ella ja kaverit 1, Tammi) sold to Sakyejul. This is the sixteenth territory for the Ella series.

French rights to Simo Hiltunen’s IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING sold

French publishing rights to Simo Hiltunen’s ambitious debut thriller IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING (Lampaan vaatteissa, WSOY 2015) sold to Fleuve Editions.

Timo Parvela and Pasi Pitkänen’s PATE’S FOOTBALL BOOK sold to Hungary

Hungarian rights to PATE’S FOOTBALL BOOK (Paten jalkapallokirja,Tammi 2015) by Timo Parvela, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen, sold to Cerkabella

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Hungary

Gondolat Kiadó has acquired Hungarian language publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s masterful novel HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen, WOSY 2015). Gondolat has published also Kettu’s acclaimed THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö, WSOY 2011) as one of the first international publishers of the novel  in 2013.

Books 1 & 2 of Kepler62 series sold to Estonia

The Estonian rights to the first two books in the  Kepler62 series by Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland and Pasi Pitkänen are sold to Ajakirjade kirjastus. Book one: Call (Kutsu, WSOY 2015) Book two: Countdown (Lähtölaskensta, WSOY 2015)

Czech rights to Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold

Czech language publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s bestselling novel HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen, WSOY 2015) have been sold to Argo.

Katja Kettu’s PIPE COLLECTOR sold to Czech Republic

Czech language rights to Katja Kettu’s fantastic collection of short stories entitled PIPE COLLECTOR (Piippuhylly, WSOY 2013) have been sold to Argo.

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Sweden

Albert Bonniers Förlag has bought the Swedish publishing rights of Katja Kettu’s new novel HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen, WSOY 2015). The Swedish edition of her previous novel, THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö, WSOY 2010), was also published by Albert Bonniers Förlag and received wonderful reviews and success. The translator of BARNMORSKAN (2013) is Janina Orlov.

KEPLER62 book one & two sold to Hungary

Hungarian rights to the first two books in Timo Parvela & Bjørn Sortland’s KEPLER62 series, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen, sold to Pagony. Book one: Call (Kutsu, WSOY 2015) Book two: Countdown (Lähtölaskensta, WSOY 2015)

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Germany

The German publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen, WSOY 2015) have been bought by Ullstein, whose paperback edition of Kettu’s previous novel, THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö, WSOY 2011) is coming out in November in Angela Plöger’s praised translation.

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Norway

Norwegian publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen, WSOY 2015) have been sold to Pax, who have also published Kettu’s previous novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö, WSOY 2011) translated by Turid Farbregd. The translation, Jordmora, was awarded the prestigious Kritikprisen in 2013 in Norway.

Timo Parvela’s GUARDIAN OF THE SAMPO trilogy sold to Spain (Galicia)

The Galician rights to Timo Parvela’s GUARDIAN OF THE SAMPO trilogy, Fireblade (Tuliterä, Tammi 2007), Tiera (Tiera, Tammi 2008) and The Witch of the North (Louhi, Tammi 2009), sold to Urco Editora.

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Denmark

Danish rights to Katja Kettu’s praised new novel HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen) are sold to People’s Press. The Danish edition of her previous novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö) was also published by them in Birgita Bonde Hansen’s translation with the title Jordemoderen – and with great success!

Réka Király’s LITTLE BIG STORY OF TOMORROW sold to China

The simplified Chinese rights to Little Big Story of Tomorrow (WSOY, 2013) by Réka Király sold to Phoenix Fine Arts.

IT’S SNOWING, LUPO! and TOPI’S SOOTY DAY sold to China

The simplified Chinese rights to two picture books, It’s Snowing, Lupo! (WSOY, 2012) and Topi’s Sooty Day (WSOY, 2014) by Réka Király and Marika Maijala, sold to Phoenix Fine Arts.

Riku Korhonen’s DOCTOR NOVEL sold to Hungary

Hungarian publishing rights to Riku Korhonen’s EU Literarure pricewinner 2011 DOCTOR NOVEL (Lääkäriromaani, Sammakko 2008) sold to Kossuth.

Kepler62 – Two Book Deal to South Korea

The Korean rights to the two first books in the Kepler62 series sold to Jaeum&Moeum. The series is written by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland and illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen.

Mika Waltari’s THIS KIND OF THING NEVER HAPPENS sold to Spain

Spanish language publishing rights to Mika Waltari’s novella THIS KIND OF THING NEVER HAPPENS (Sellaista ei tapahdu) written in 1939 sold to Navona Editorial.

Peter von Bagh’s AKI KAURISMÄKI sold to Latvia

The Latvian publishing rights to Peter von Bagh’s non-fiction work on the film director AKI KAURISMÄKI have been sold to Neputns Publishing.

Katja Kettu’s HAWK MOTH sold to Estonia

The Estonian publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s new novel, the fabulous HAWK MOTH (Yöperhonen), have been bought by Koolibri. HAWK MOTH will be the third novel by Katja Kettu published by them, the previous being Ämmaemand (The Midwife) and Keevitaja (The Welder).

Riku Korhonen’s DOCTOR NOVEL sold to Serbia

Serbian rights to Riku Korhonen’s masterful DOCTOR NOVEL (Lääkäriromaani, Sammakko 2008) sold to Kontrast. DOCTOR NOVEL was awarded the European Union Literature Prize in 2010.

Tuomas Kyrö’s HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP sold to Korea

Korean language publishing rights to Tuomas Kyrö’s hilarious bestseller Happy Days of the Grump (Ilosia aikoja, Mielensäpahoittaja; WSOY, 2014) have been sold to Sejong Books, Inc. The Grump series has sold over 300.000 units in Finland alone.

Katja Kettu’s THE MIDWIFE sold to Vietnam

Katja Kettu’s fabulous novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö, WSOY 2011) has been sold to Women’s Publishing in Vietnam.

Arto Paasilinna’s WAR HORSE sold to Sweden

Arto Paasilinna’s Swedish publisher Brombergs has bought the publishing rights of WAR HORSE (Sotahevonen, WSOY 1979), which is to become Brombergs’ 26th Paasilinna novel.

Czech rights to THE GRAND ILLUSION by Mika Waltari sold

Czech rights to Mika Waltari’s debut novel entitled The Grand Illusion from 1928 sold to Omega.

German rights to STRAW CRAFTS sold

German rights to illustrated non-fiction book STRAW CRAFTS by Pirjo Väisänen (Olkityöt, Tammi 2014) sold to LV-Buch. The German edition will be published in the spring 2016.

Estonian rights to FINNISH FOREST GARDEN sold

The Estonian rights to FINNISH FOREST GARDEN by Ella Räty, photographs by Hanna Marttinen (Suomalainen metsäpuutarha, WSOY 2014), sold to Varrak. This wonderful illustrated non-fiction book is to be published in Estonia in spring 2016.

Lithuanian rights to Jukka Rislakki’s VORKUTA! sold

The Lithuanian publishing rights to Jukka Rislakki’s narrative non-fiction book VORKUTA! GULAG UPRISING (WSOY, 2013) have been sold to Briedis.

Film option to Arto Paasilinna’s HOWLING MILLER sold

An option on international film rights to Arto Paasilinna’s bestselling novel The Howling Miller (Ulvova mylläri, WSOY 1981) has been sold to France. The Howling Miller has been published in 27 languages.

Mika Waltari’s three novellas sold to Ukraina

Ukrainian rights to Mika Waltari’s praised novellas FINE VAN BROOKLYN (WSOY 1942), MOONSCAPE (Kuun maisema, WSOY 1953) and THIS KIND OF THING WILL NOT HAPPEN (Sellaista ei tapahdu, Fennia 1944/WSOY 1961) sold to Folio Publishers.

Estonian rights to LITMANEN 10 sold in auction

Estonian publishing rights of Finland’s greatest footballer Jari Litmanen’s much-awaited autobiography LITMANEN 10 are sold in an auction to Tänapäev Publishers. LITMANEN 10 will be first published in Finnish in September 2015 by Tammi Publishers.

Timo Airaksinen’s GUIDE TO HAPPINESS sold to Ukraina

Prof. Dr. Timo Airaksinen’s narrative non-fiction title GUIDE TO HAPPINESS (Onnellisuuden opas, Johnny Kniga 2006) sold to Anetta Antonenko Publishers in Ukraina.

Asko Sahlberg’s THE BROTHERS sold to Armenia

Armenian rights to Asko Sahlberg’s atmospheric novella THE BROTHERS (He, WSOY 2011)  sold to Guitank Publishers.

Czech rights to When Time Runs Out sold

Czech language publishing rights to Elina Hirvonen’s stuningly beautiful new novel WHEN TIME RUNS OUT (Kun aika loppuu, WSOY 2015) sold to Omega / Knihy Dobrovský.

Dutch rights to LITMANEN 10 sold in auction

Dutch rights to Jari Litmanen’s upcoming autobiography LITMANEN 10 (Tammi, 2015) are sold in an auction to Voetbal International Boeken in The Netherlands. LITMANEN 10 will be first published in Finnish in September 2015.

Hungarian Rights to PATE’S BLOG sold

The Hungarian rights to PATE’S BLOG (Paten aikakirjat, Tammi 2014) by author Timo Parvela and illustrator Pasi Pitkänen sold to Cerkabella.

Japanese rights to ONNELI AND ANNELI books sold

Marjatta Kurenniemi’s children’s book classic tale of Onneli and Anneli (also known as Jill and Joy) rights sold to Japan to Fukuinkan Shoten. Fukuinkan has acquired the Japanese rights to Onneli and Anneli’s House (Onnelin ja Annelin talo, WSOY 1966) and Onneli and Anneli’s Winter (Onnelin ja Annelin talvi, WSOY 1968). The wonderful illustrations are […]

Albanian rights to Riku Korhonen’s DOCTOR NOVEL sold

Albanian rights to Riku Korhonen’s prizewinning DOCTOR NOVEL (Lääkäriromaani, Sammakko, 2008) have been sold to Toena.

Estonian rights to Mika Waltari’s THE SECRET OF THE KINGDOM sold

Estonian publishing rights to Mika Waltari’s historical novel THE SECRET OF THE KINGDOM (Valtakunnan salaisuus, WSOY 1959) sold to Varrak.

French rights to Arto Paasilinna’s VOLOMARI VOLOTINEN’S FIRST WIFE sold

French rights to Arto Paasilinna’s VOLOMARI VOLOTINEN’S FIRST WIFE AND OTHER OLD JUNK (WSOY, 1994) sold to Denoël. The novel will be the 16th Paasilinna title to be published in France.

Polish eBook rights to Arto Salminen’s SLAUGHTER sold

Polish eBook rights to Arto Salminen’s SLAUGHTER (Lahti, WSOY 2004) sold to Fundacja im. Adama Wittmanna.  

Polish eBook rights to Daniel Katz’s GERMAN SCHWEINEHUND sold

Polish eBook rights to Daniel Katz’s GERMAN SCHWEINEHUND (Saksalainen sikakoira WSOY, 1992) sold to Fundacja im. Adama Wittmanna.  

Polish eBook rights to Daniel Katz’s LOT’S DAUGHTERS sold

Polish eBook rights to Daniel Katz’s LOT’S DAUGHTERS (Lootin tyttäret, WSOY 1999) sold to Fundacja im. Adama Wittmanna.

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Tove Jansson’s illustrations to ALICE IN WONDERLAND sold to Sweden

The Swedish rights to Tove Jansson’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1865) sold to Bonnier Carlsen, who first published the Swedish edition with Jansson’s illustrations in 1966.

Riku Korhonen’s DOCTOR NOVEL sold to Macedonia

Macedonian rights to Riku Korhonen’s award-winning DOCTOR NOVEL (Lääkäriromaani, Sammakko 2008) sold to Magor.

Tove Jansson’s illustrations for HUNTING OF THE SNARK sold to Spain

Tove Jansson’s wonderful illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem HUNTING FOR THE SNARK (first published in 1876, Finnish title Kraukijahti published by WSOY) sold to Spain to Nórdica Libros.

Katja Kettu’s THE MIDWIFE sold to Turkey

Turkish publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö, WSOY 2011) sold to Tekin Yayınevi in Istanbul.

Italian rights to ELLA AND FRIENDS sold

Italian language rights to Timo Parvela’s ELLA AND FRIENDS (Ella ja kaverit) sold to the Rome-based publisher La Nuova Frontiera. Italian will be the 15th language for this bestelling series of children’s novels.

Icelandic rights to WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold

Icelandic rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys, WSOY 2014) sold to Bjartur.

Chinese rights to ADVENTURE ON THE SEABED sold

Tove Jansson’s first ever picture book ADVENTURE ON THE SEABED (Sara och Pelle och Näckens bläckfiskar, Bildkonst 1933; Seikkailu merenpohjassa, WSOY 2014) sold to China. The publisher of the simplified Chinese edition will be Shanghai 99 Reader’s Culture Co., Ltd.

German rights to COLD NERVES, HOT BLOOD sold

German rights to Arto Paasilinna’s novel COLD NERVES, HOT BLOOD (Kylmät hermot kuuma veri, WSOY 2006) sold to Lübbe! This is the 21st Paasilinna title to be available in German.

Estonian rights to HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP sold

The Estonian rights to Tuomas Kyrö’s best-selling novel HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP (Ilosia aikoja, Mielensäpahoittaja, WSOY 2014) have been sold to Varrak Publishers.

Estonian rights to PATE’S BLOG sold

Estonian rights to PATE’S BLOG (Paten aikakirjat Tammi, 2014) by Timo Parvela and illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen sold to Ajakirjade kirjastus.

Turkish rights to WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold

Turkish rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (WSOY, 2014) have been sold to Bencekitap. Turkish is the 13th language in which Kinnunen’s masterful debut novel will be published.

Hungarian rights to WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold

The Hungarian language publishing rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys) were sold to L’Harmattan. The novel will be published in the Publisher’s Somewhere in Europe series.

Estonian rights to MY SPACE – CIRCLE sold

The Estonian rights to Virpi Siira’s wonderful My Space: Circle – Crocheted Variations (Oma koppa – Ympyrä) sold to Ajakirjade kirjastus. You can read Virpi Siira’s blog here: http://omakoppa.blogspot.fi/

German rights to DRESSFACTORY sold

The German rights to DRESS FACTORY (Mekkotehdas) by Sunna Valkeapää-Ikola and Kirsi Etula, photographs by Krista Keltanen, sold to Bassermann Inspiration. You can find the Dress Factory blog here: http://mekkotehdas.blogspot.fi/

Chinese Rights to Ten ELLA Books sold

The Chinese rights to ten Ella books by Timo Parvela have been sold to New Century Publishing House. The first Ella books will be published in China next summer. Chinese is the 16th language Ella books will be published in.

Dutch rights to HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP sold

The Dutch publishing rights to Tuomas Kyrö’s best-selling novel HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP (Ilosia aikoja, Mielensäpahoittaja! WSOY, 2014) have been sold to Wereldbibliotheek (The Netherlands). Happy Days of the Grump has been topping the charts in Finland for the whole autumn and sold over 50 000 units to date. The film THE GRUMP, featuring for the first […]

Latvian rights to PATE’S BLOG sold

The Latvian rights to PATE’S BLOG (Paten aikakirjat) sold to Zvaigzne ABC. The hilarious story is written by Timo Parvela and the illustrations are by Pasi Pitkänen.

Complex Chinese rights to BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD sold

Complex Chinese publishing rights to Professor Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen and PhD. Sari Mullola’s non-fiction book THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD (Maailman paras koulu, WSOY 2014) sold to Fish & Fish Publishing Co., Ltd, Taiwan.

Swedish rights to LOOKING FOR GRANDFATHER sold

The Swedish publishing rights to Arto Paasilinna’s hilarious novel Looking for Grandfather (Isoisää etsimässä) have been sold to Brombergs. This will be Brombergs’ 25th Paasilinna title.

Czech rights to Arto Paasilinna’s GOOD HEAVENS sold

Czech rights to Arto Paasilinna’s soaring fantasy GOOD HEAVENS! (Herranen aika) sold to Hejkal.

Czech rights to Paasilinna’s SNOUT BOOK sold

Czech rights to Arto Paasilinna’s THE FINNISH BOOK OF SNOUTS (Suomalainen kärsäkirja) sold to Hejkal.

Polish rights to THE MIDWIFE sold

The Polish publishing rights to Katja Kettu’s fascinating novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö) have been sold to Świat Książki.

Polish rights to WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold

The Polish rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s best-selling debut novel Wher Four Roads Meet (Neljäntienristeys) have been sold to W.A.B.

Ukrainian rights to ELLA AND FRIENDS sold

The Ukrainian rights to Ella and Friends 1 (Ella ja kaverit 1) as well as Ella and Friends 2 (Ella ja kaverit 2) by Timo Parvela have been sold to Shkola. The books will be published in the beginning of 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Korean rights to IN PATTERNS: MARIMEKKO sold

The Korean rights to IN PATTERNS: MARIMEKKO (Kuvioissa Marimekko, WSOY) sold to Lionbooks. The book will be published in 2015.

World English rights to PURDY AND BARKER sold

World English rights to Timo Parvela and Virpi Talvitie’s marvelous children’s novel Purdy and Barker (Maukka ja Väykkä) sold to Gecko Press.

Chinese rights to HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP sold

Simplified Chinese publishing rights to Tuomas Kyrö’s HAPPY DAYS OF THE GRUMP (Ilosia aikoja, Mielensäpahoittaja) sold to Sunnbook Culture & Art in Beijing.

Japanese rights to WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold

The Japanese publishing rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s bestselling debut novel WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET have been sold to Shincho-sha.

Hungarian rights to BUNNY PAWIE’S SOMERSAULTS sold

The Hungarian rights of Kirsi Kunnas’ Bunny Pawie’s Somersaults (Kani Koipeliinin kuperkeikat) sold to Móra. Illustrations by Christel Rönns. The translation will be made by Hungarian poet Dániel Varró.

World English Rights to THE MIDWIFE sold

World English rights to the fantastic novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö) by Katja Kettu sold to AmazonPublishing.

Greek Rights to THE MIDWIFE sold

Greek rights to the praised novel THE MIDWIFE (Kätilö) by Katja Kettu sold to Kaldendis.

Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold to Slovenia

The Slovenian rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s debut novel WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys) have been sold to Cankarjeva Založba.

Kinnunen’s WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET sold to France

The French rights to Tommi Kinnunen’s bestselling debut novel WHERE FOUR ROADS MEET (Neljäntienristeys) sold to Albin Michel.

Parvela’s PATE’S BLOG sold to Germany

The German rights to the first three titles in Timo Parvela’s new PATE series are sold to Hanser. The books are illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen.

Paasilinna’s CLUMSY GUARDIAN ANGEL sold to Italy

Italian rights to Arto Paasilinna’s CLUMSY GUARDIAN ANGEL (Tohelo suojelusenkeli) sold to Iperborea. The translated title will be PROFESSIONE ANGELO CUSTODE and the translation will be published in October 2014.

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