Thursday is veggieday conquers Wallonia and France (11/05/2012)
The Danish rights for Stefan Boonen’s children’s book The Findling of Wammerswood have been sold to the Danish publishing house Turbine. The book will be printed on 500 copies and will be sold for 38EUR. Last year the German rights were sold to Esslinger Verlag After an exciting auction ...

 
   
 

The Tyrants of Breendonk published in France (10/05/2012)
BD Must, a Brussels-based publishing house, has bought the French rights for three titles of Betty & Dodge, and three titles of Apostata. They will distribute 1600 hard-cover copies of the comics. The comics will be published in October 2012 and will be distributed in Belgium and France. Aposta ...

 

 

 

Suske and Wiske are now available in Indonesia (10/05/2012)
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Yet another prize for Gallows Maid (27/04/2012)
The French publishing house Racine has published Les Bourreaux de Breendonk [De beulen van Breendonk].  They will sell the book for €22.95. This historical non-fiction book is the result of the collaboration between five historians: Mark Van den Wijngaert, Patrick Nefors, Olivier Van ...

 

 

 

Open Road Media films Pieter Aspe in Bruges (20/04/2012)
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Das Vagina Buch and Das Penis Buch published in Germany (22/03/2012)
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Gallows Maid nominated for the IBBY Honour List (08/03/2012)
The international success of the two brilliant authors Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem and Pat Beirs continues! After winning a lot of prizes such as the Book Lion Award, the Thea Beckman Prize and the Interprovincial Prize for Literature in Flanders, the successful writing duo is nominated with their ...

 
   
 

The Autist and the Homing Pigeon Rights Sold to Denmark, Serbia and Macedonia (10/02/2012)
The rights to The Autist and the Homing Pigeon, written by award-winning author Rodaan Al Galidi, are sold to publishers in Denmark, Serbia and Macedonia. Hardly two months after being sold to the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, the success of this European Union Prize for Literature winner continues! ...

 

 

 

The Autist and the Homing Pigeon Selected for Books at Berlinale 2012 (10/02/2012)
Will The Autist and the Homing Pigeon, written by the talented Rodaan Al Galidi, soon be turned into a movie? Harold Polis, publisher at De Bezige Bij Antwerpen, will present the book to 150 international film producers at Books at Berlinale 2012. The international film festival of Berlin offers ...

 
   
 

Suske and Wiske: Booming Business in China (10/02/2012)
In September 2011, Liaoning Publishing launched 10 titles of the comic book series Suske and Wiske on the Chinese market. This turned out to be a great success because recently they have decided to continue investing in the series by buying the rights to 10 new titles. These books will be published ...

 

 

 

W.A.B. will publish Bleeding Beauties [Bloei] in Poland (21/11/2011)
The Polish rights for the amazing and touching collection of short stories Bleeding Beauties [Bloei] are sold to the publishing house W.A.B. They will publish a first print run of 3 000 copies at the retail price of 49,90 PLN (approximately 11 euro). With 298 titles a year, W.A.B. is one of the bi ...

 
   
 

My Lady [Jonkvrouw] travels to Denmark with ABC Forlag (21/11/2011)
After an exciting auction the Danish rights for the awarded historical youth novel Jonkvrouw are sold to ABC Forlag. The publishing house will release the marvelous book at a first run of 1 000 copies at a retail price of DKK 150 (about 20 euro). ABC Forlag, originally founded in 1998, is a pu ...

 

 

 

Jeudi Veggie! soon on the French market (15/11/2011)
Renaissance du Livre acquired the French rights of Thursday is Veggie Day Cookbook [Donderdag Veggiedag] and will publish the book in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Canada. Earlier this year the vegetarian cookbook has already been published in Germany by Random House.  After its succe ...

 
   
 

Soon also German children will enjoy the magnificent book The Findling of Wammerswood (15/11/2011)
The Findling of Wammerswood [De Vindeling van Wammerswald] by Stefan Boonen and illustrator Tom Schoonooghe is a touching and funny book for children of 8 years and upwards. After an exciting auction with 3 publishers, Esslinger Verlag nabbed the German rights. They will release the book in 2012 ...

 

 

 

Award-winner Rodaan Al Galidi goes abroad with The Autist and the Homing Pigeon (15/11/2011)
Mid October Rodaan Al Galidi’s novel The Autist and the Homing Pigeon [De autist en de postduif] won the European Prize for Literature for the Netherlands. Hardly one month later the print and e-book rights are sold to several publishing partners in Eastern Europe.  In the Czech Repu ...

 
   
 

Pieter Aspe on promotion tour in South Africa (15/11/2011)
The Flemish best selling thriller author Pieter Aspe was invited to South Africa by Lapa Uitgewers. In the end of October the author had a successful promotion tour across the country. He attended several seminars and public discussions to promote his books.  Pieter enjoyed a warm wel ...

 

 

 

Rodaan Al Galidi, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature (18/10/2011)
The winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Literature, which recognises the best new or emerging authors in the EU, were announced last week at the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Rodaan Al Galidi won with his novel  'De autist en de postduif' the European Prize for Literat ...

 
   
 

BELGIAN BEST SELLING THRILLER AUTHOR PIETER ASPE READY TO CONQUER THE USA (18/10/2011)
  After France, South Africa, Spain, Poland and Italy, Flanders’ best-selling thriller author Pieter Aspe is now ready to conquer the English market!  WPG Publishers Belgium is proud to announce that Pegasus Books and Open Road Integrated Media have acquired the first two novels in ...

 

 

 

Debut prize for young novelist Y.M. Dangre (06/10/2011)
It was written in the stars that Y.M. Dangre (1987) would win the Flemish Debut Prize for his novel Volcano Fruit. Immediately after its publication, critics marveled about the author’s ‘brilliant flashes’ and ‘remarkable fervour’. The judges highly praised the stylisti ...

 
   
 

Suske and Wiske officially presented in China (05/10/2011)
The Suske and Wiske series with over 300 titles has since decades been the most successful comic book series in Belgium and The Netherlands. Now, the two heroes are ready to conquer China! Lianoning Publishing House launched 10 titles of the series and presented them at the latest Beijing Book Fair. ...

 

 

 

Cappelen Damm releases best selling youth author Helen Vreeswijk in Norway (08/06/2011)
Cappelen Damm just released Loverboys, the first title in the reality series for young adults of Helen Vreeswijk. The Norwegian publishing house published a hard cover edition at a retail price of 299 NOK. Loewe Verlag already published 4 titles in Germany. This captivating series consists no ...

 
   
 

Videograf II released Aspe in Poland (08/06/2011)
After France, South Africa, Spain and Italy, Flanders’ best-selling thriller author Pieter Aspe is now conquering Poland! Videograf II released Pieter Aspe’s ‘Kwadrat Zemsty’ (The square of revenge) in May 2011. This month they will release already the second thriller in the ...

 

 

 

Modrijan releases Wij [We] of Jeroen Olyslaegers in Slovenia (08/06/2011)
The Slovenian publishing house Modrijan released its Slovenian edition of Jeroen Olyslaegers splendid novel ‘Wij’ (Mi).  We: A saga of the demons we share, sex, family, alcohol, black money and - here and there - a sensitive past. We: When friendship has nothing to do with friends. ...

 
   
 

French rights of Jaren van de Olifant sold to Même pas Mal (08/06/2011)
Même pas mal acquired the French rights of Jaren van de Olifant. The awarded graphic novel of Willy Linthout will be published in 2013 on a print run of approximately 2000 copies. Même pas mal is a young and dynamic publishing house based in Marseille. Their publishing list stands ou ...

 

 

 

Suske en Wiske soon on the Chinese market (08/06/2011)
Liaoning Publishing acquired the Chinese rights of Suske en Wiske. This publishing house, founded in 1982, is mainly specialised in children’s books and educational books. Liaoning Publishing bought 10 titles of Suske en Wiske. The albums will be published on soft cover on a print run of 5000 ...

 
   
 

Rights of Galgenmeid [Gallows Maid] sold to South-Africa and Germany (08/06/2011)
Gallows Maid is another historical novel from the successful writing duo Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem and Pat van Beirs. The rights are now sold to Gerstenberg Verlag in Germany and Protea Boekhuis in South-Africa. These publishing houses also already published Jonkvrouw [My lady]. Gallows Maid wi ...

 

 

 

Chinese rights of Jonkvrouw [My lady] sold to Liaoning Publishing (08/06/2011)
The Chinese rights of the awarded historical novel Jonkvrouw [My lady] by Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem and Pat Van Beirs are sold to Liaoning Publishing. This publishing house, founded in 1982, is mainly specialised in children’s books and educational books. My lady will be published on a print ...

 
   
 

Liever de leugen [Rather the Lie] sold to Gerstenberg Verlag in Germany (08/06/2011)
The German rights of Rather the Lie , the exciting and surrealistic thriller of Jonas Boets, are sold to Gerstenberg Verlag. Rather the lie will be published in 2013 on a print run of 5000 copies and sold at a retail price of 16.95 euro. Birgit Göckritz, publisher at Gerstenberg Verlag, i ...

 

 

 

Wonderful book review in the New York Times for Chika Unigwe! (11/05/2011)
On Black Sisters' Street, the English edition of Fata Morgana, Chika Unigwe’s moving story of four African women in the red-light-district of Antwerp, was already nominated for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literature Award 2010 and hailed by The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. Now this tou ...

 
   
 

Silenos releases Los in Hungarian (11/05/2011)
The Hungarian publishing house Silenos released its Hungarian edition of Tom Naegels’ splendid novel ‘Los’ (Válófélben) at the Budapest Book Fair on the 14th of April. Cut Loose [Los] earned Naegels the Gerard Walschap Prize for Literature 2005 and t ...

 

 

 

Polis Publishers releases Omega Minor in Greek (05/04/2011)
The Greek publishing house Polis Publishers released its Greek edition of Paul Verhaeghen’s splendid novel Omega Minor on the 1st of April 2011. 1.500 copies have been published, at a retail price of 24.41 euros. In the breathtaking Omega minor, Paul Verhaeghen, armed with irony and erud ...

 
   
 

When reality goes beyond our wildest dreams (05/04/2011)
In his book From Purgatory to Hell, Janko tells his fascinating and shocking story for the first time. In 1999, this 21-year-old Syrian student run away from his family and leave the United Arab Emirates where he was living. He decides to leave to Afghanistan to seek asylum. But the Taliban, who run ...

 

 

 

Gallows Maid wins the Book Lion Award 2011 (23/02/2011)
In 2006, the writing duo Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem and Pat van Beirs had already won the Book Lion Award (Boekenleeuw) for their splendid historical youth novel My Lady (Jonkvrouw), that captured just about every prize a book can win: the Thea Beckman Prize, the Flemish Children’s and Youth J ...

 
   
 

International succes for Jonkvrouw [My lady] continues! (11/02/2011)
“Jonkvrouw, by Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem and Pat Van Beirs, is published in Canada and North-America by Annick press, under the title A Sword in Her Hand. Take a look at their beautiful trailer In March this beautiful historical novel will also be released in South-Africa by Protea Boekhui ...

 

 

 

Germany gets veggie (10/02/2011)
After its huge success in Belgium, the cookbook ‘Thursday is Veggie Day Cookbook’ is about to be released in Germany by the publishing company Südwest (imprint of Random House) under the title Donnerstag ist Veggietag. The concept of the book is simple : many families are used ...

 
   
 

Loewe Verlag released fourth ‘Helen Vreeswijk’ (10/02/2011)
The German publishing company Loewe Verlag released the fourth book by best selling youth author Helen Vreeswijk. German readers of these reality crime books will find the translation of ‘Overdosis ' as ‘Die Party-Pille’ in the German bookshelves. 'Die Party-Pille' is the fourt ...

 

 

 

Colibri publishes the Bulgarian translation of the Great European Novel (10/02/2011)
After Slovenia, Italy and Hungary Koen Peeters is now conquering Bulgaria! The prestigious Bulgarian publishing house, Colibri, released Great European Novel in January 2011. The paperback will be sold at the price of 12 lev (about 6.17 euros). Colibri was established in 1990, and is a very pres ...

 
   
 

Goedele Liekens now in Serbia (10/02/2011)
The vagina book and Her penis book are now available in Serbia under the titles Knjiga O Vagini and Knijga O Penisu. In Belgium we sold 300.000 copies of Goedele Liekens’ books about sexology. Each of her books broke taboos during embarrassing moments of silence, created clarity from co ...

 

 

 

Suske en Wiske soon on the Indonesian market (24/01/2011)
PT Elex Media Komputindo acquired the Indonesian rights of Suske en Wiske. The publishing house is head quartered in Jakarta. They publish comics, books, magazines, periodicals and software. PT Elex Media Komputindo sold 12 titles of Suske en Wiske. The albums will be published on soft cover and a n ...

 
   
 

Nyitott Könyvmuhely releases Hungarian translation of Fata Morgana (22/12/2010)
The Hungarian publishing company Nyitott Könyvmuhely releases the translation of Chika Unigwe’s Fata Morgana.  This moving story of four African women in the red-light-district of Antwerp was previously released by Neri Pozza in Italy, Jonathan Cape in the USA and Klett-Cotta in G ...

 

 

 

World Premier: The new Suske & Wiske album, De stuivende stad [The Bustling City], is now also available to read and listen to in iPhone/iPodTouch and iPad format! (08/12/2010)
On 19 December 2010, it will be exactly 65 years since Suske followed his bosom friend Wiske to Flanders, for better or for worse. They developed into an incredibly popular phenomenon. More than 200 million albums have sold to date.  Children these days are growing up in a world of ever-adva ...

 
   
 

Aspe’s resounding international success continues! (03/12/2010)
 After France, South Africa and Italy, Flanders’ best-selling thriller author Pieter Aspe is now conquering Spain! The prestigious Spanish publishing house, Ediciones B, released Pieter Aspe’s ‘Las culpas de Midas’ in November 2010. For more information on this title, vi ...

 

 

 

Lapa Uitgewers acquire the African rights to Ingrid Vander Veken’s SAM (03/12/2010)
SAM will be released in the South-African market in August 2011. The youth novel SAM, the true story of a girl and her elephant, was first published by Standaard Uitgeverij in 2000. Earlier this year Lapa Uitgewers published Ingrid Vander Veken’s novel Papavers [Poppies]. This poignant tal ...

 
   
 

Marc de Bel’s Captain Cacao Series sold to Memory House in China (03/12/2010)
The fantastic adventures of Captain Cacao make up a series of 5 books for children of 7 years and upwards. These entertaining, adventurous reading books are illustrated by Bart Vantieghem. Memory House will be releasing the series in the Chinese market in 2011. Once upon a time, Marc de Bel was ...

 

 

 

Alfa Print Omega acquires the Armenian rights to Joseph Pearce’s Vaderland [Fatherland]. (03/12/2010)
Fatherland will be released in the Armenian market in 2012 In Fatherland, Pearce turns to his family in a novel in which he tries to imagine what happened to his Jewish forefathers at crucial moments in their history. Five generations, five locations. Five moments on which much hinged. Poland in ...

 
   
 

Chika Unigwe nominated for the 2011 IMPAC Award (15/11/2010)
Chika Unigwe's On Black Sisters' Street has been nominated for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literature Award 2010. This award is special for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the award of 100.000 euros. The nominations come from libraries rather than professional judges. Those lib ...

 

 

 

Have a look at our stand at Frankfurt Book Fair 2010 (09/11/2010)
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Koen Peeters is awarded the F. Bordewijk Prize 2010 for De Bloemen [The Flowers]. (03/11/2010)
The jury praised the novel, which 'balances carefully between restrained nostalgia and sharp observations'. De Bloemen was already shortlisted for the AKO Literature Prize which will be awarded on Monday 8 November. Are you still a son if your parents are dead? In The Flowers, Koen Peeters tells ...

 

 

 

Omega Minor nominated for Europe Book Prize (03/11/2010)
Paul Verhaeghen is nominated for the Europe Book Prize in the category ‘novels’. The winners in all categories will be announced on Wednesday 8 December. For more information on the Europe Book Prize, check http://www.livre-europeen.eu/ In 2008 Omega Minor won The independent Forei ...

 
   
 

Pieter Aspe launched in South Africa (03/11/2010)
‘Die vierkant van die wraak’ is the African translation of 'Het Vierkant van de Wraak', Pieter Aspe's very first of 27 thrillers, and is being published by Lapa Uitgewers. Visit the website of Lapa Uitgewers for more information on the African translations of Pieter Aspe's thrillers. ...

 

 

 

China Times Publishing released Reynard The Fox in Taiwan. (03/11/2010)
In August the complex Chinese edition has been published in Taiwan by China Times Publishing. Visit this website for pictures of this beautiful edition. The introductory article about the book was also printed in the local newspaper ‘Liberty Times'. http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2010/n ...

 
   
 

Random House Germany / Bassermann Verlag acquired German rights for Donderdag Veggiedag Kookboek. (27/10/2010)
Donnerstag ist Veggietag will be released on the German market in March 2011. The book will be published under the imprint Südwest.  The Thursday is Veggie Day Cookbook is full of ideas for cooking vegetarian meals once a week, on Thursdays for example, one for every week of the year. Col ...

 

 

 

Klett-Cotta acquired the e-book rights of Chika Unigwe’s Fata Morgana (27/10/2010)
In September publishing house Klett-Cotta released Schwarze Schwestern, the German translation of Chika Unigwe’s Fata Morgana. Last week Klett-Cotta also acquired the e-book rights of this moving story of four African women in the red-light-district of Antwerp. This amazing story has alr ...

 
   
 

The comic strip series "Bob and Bobette" wins The Golden Pencil 2010 award (04/08/2010)
The authors, Luc Morjaeu and Peter Van Gucht, handed over the award to Leen Vandersteen. She is the daughter of Willy Vandersteen who invented Bob and Bobette. In this way they payed tribute to all the artists and scriptwriters who work and have worked for Studio Vandersteen. It is for the first ti ...

 

 

 

 
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