05/02/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Susan Howe, Rights Director at Orion, has sold US rights in a debut fantasy trilogy by US author Robert V S Redick to Random House’s Del Rey imprint in New York for a substantial six-figure sum in US dollars after a hard-fought auction negotiated by Editor-in-Chief Betsy Mitchell.
World rights in the trilogy, which opens with THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY (published in the UK on 1st February 2008), were acquired pre-emptively by Simon Spanton at Gollancz from John Jarrold in 2007.
‘Robert and I are both delighted about this wonderful deal,’ said John Jarrold. ‘Many congratulations to Susan and Del Rey – and most of all to Robert, of course, for writing such a terrific book, which will now receive high-profile publication is his own country!’
The US deal follows translation deals for THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY in France, Germany, Poland, Russia and Spain.
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