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Rights & Brands named licensing agency for author and illustrator duo Astrid Lindgren and Ilon Wikland

Rights & Brands has been named the licensing and merchandising agent for the joint works of the Swedish author illustrator duo, Asrid Lindgren and Ilon Wikland, based on the artwork and characters created by the pair and enjoyed by children and adults across Scandinavia, the Nordics and beyond. Lindgren’s books …

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BlueSkye Licensing to develop family edutainment programme for best-selling book Prisoners of Geography

BlueSkye Licensing has partnered with the independent publishing house Elliott & Thompson to develop a family edutainment franchise programme around the Sunday Times’ best-selling Prisonsers of Geography book series. Written by Tim Marshall and first published in 2015, Prisoners of Geography has sold upwards of 1.5 million copies to date …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises makes strides across Europe with German book publishing deal

Dr Seuss Enterprises is making strides across Europe, having secured new and renewed international licensing deals with the German publisher, Verlag Antje Kunstmann for The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The German company has now landed the exclusive publishing rights to the titles across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. …

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Hello Kitty signs new publishing programme with Egmont for magazines and books

Hello Kitty has landed a new publishing programme thanks to a new partnership with the publishing specialist, Egmont. Under the new deal with brand Sanrio, Egmont will roll out a Hello Kitty programme that will include magazines and books. The publishing plan will see Sanrio expand its activities into the …

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Scholastic Entertainment to co-produce and develop Animorphs feature film with PictureStart

The popular ’90s book series, Animorphs has landed its first live-action motion picture deal, thanks to a new partnership between Scholastic Entertainment and PictureStart that will bring the 54 book series to a new generation of fans. Written by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant, the Animorphs book series has sold …

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson to publish The Wisdom of Call the Midwife

Weidenfeld & Nicolson is to publish a collection of narrations and life-affirming quotes from the hit TV drama, Call the Midwife, in a new compendium titled The Wisdom of Call the Midwife. The collection will be taken from the original scripts by Heidi Thomas and will offer up lessons on …

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HarperCollins to acquire Egmont Books UK for undisclosed sum

HarperCollins has detailed its intention to acquire Egmont Books UK for an undisclosed sum, alongside Egmont’s book businesses in Poland and Schneiderbuch Germany. The transaction is set to complete on 30th April but will not include Egmont’s magazine publishing. According to the Bookseller, on completion, Egmont Books UK will be …

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Horace & Co celebrates World Autism Awareness Week with BookrKids digital library

It’s World Autism Awareness Week, and to champion the recognition and understanding of the condition among children across the UK, Horace & Co, the popular publishing property from Flossy and Jim, has just partnered with the BookrKids digital library. Created by Lynette Dare, the co-founder of Flossy and Jim, when …

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Asmodee Entertainment stikes deal with Dark Horse Comics to develop tabletop art book series

Asmodee Entertainment is secured a new partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create a series of licensed art books for three of the tabletop gaming titan’s leading gaming properties. Under the new deal, Dark Horse has tapped into Asmodee’s portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of …

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Penguin Random House partners with Rebellion to bring its science fiction portfolio to the audiobook space

The iconic comic book law-enforcer, Judge Dredd is making his way to the audiobook sector. Penguin Random House UK has detailed a new partnership between its audio division and the comic book , fiction and video games publisher, Rebellion to produce more science fiction audio for fans. Under the partnership, …

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