Japanese Rights Deal for Hannu Rajaniemi

Pippa Wright, Rights Manager at Orion, has sold Japanese rights to highly-praised SF debut THE QUANTUM THIEF by Finnish science fiction novelist resident in Scotland, Hannu Rajaniemi, to Hayakawa via sub-agent Miko Yamanouchi from Japan Uni.

World rights in THE QUANTUM THIEF, plus two further books, were acquired pre-emptively by Simon Spanton of Gollancz (who published in September 2010 and have sold over 16,500 trade paperbacks, 1,500 hardbacks and over 4,000 e-books) from agent John Jarrold for a high five-figure sum in pounds sterling, on the basis of one chapter. Rights have also been sold in the USA, Germany, Spain, Turkey and Finland.

Hayakawa also recently acquired Japanese rights to Hannu’s highly-praised story HIS MASTER’S VOICE for their SF Magazine.

Contact Pippa Wright or John Jarrold for further information

Pippa Wright, e-mail Pippa.Wright@orionbooks.co.uk phone 020 7240 3444
John Jarrold, e-mail j.jarrold@btinternet.com phone 01522 510544

10th November 2011

• November 10th, 2011 • Posted in News