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The English edition of Robot Makers Volume 1 Soccer Robots Vs. Battle Robots, published by Lerner, was named comic of the week by SLJ!

Here's their review:

Graphic Universe starts a new series to introduce readers to STEM concepts. La Ion loves to play soccer and is happiest when he’s on the field with his friends. But, when he transfers to a new school, the kids in the soccer club aren’t kicking the ball around—they’re controlling robots who do! La Ion soon gets stuck in the middle of a rivalry between the robot-soccer club and their rivals, the battle-robot club. This manhwa series introduces readers to robotics history, including key concepts, famous figures, power sources and more. This edutainment title is the perfect addition to any graphic novel collection.

18th December 2023

Translation grant for books from Taiwan now open! See link.

The Grant for the Publication of Taiwanese Works in Translation (GPT) is set up by The Ministry of Culture to encourage the publication of Taiwanese works in translation overseas, to raise the international visibility of Taiwanese cultural content, and to help Taiwan's publishing industry expand into non-Chinese international markets.

One Day by by Sunjung Shu wins the prestigious 2023 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Awards in the Best Picture Books category!

Spanish rights sold.

November 2023

The French edition of Moms, by Yeong-shin Ma has been included in the 2024 Sélection Officielle of the Angoulême Festival! 

The book is also the winner of the 2021 Harvey Award as Best International Book.

November 2023

Keep an eye on the grants for translation and publication of books from Korea:

LTI Korea Grant

KLWave Grant

The UK edition of Dallergut Dream Department Store has been selected as Foyles' Translated Book of the Month for November! Dallergut Dream Department Stores is a Korean best-selling fantasy written by Miye Lee, translated by Sandy Joosun Lee and published in the UK by Wildfire.

November 2023

A Muscle Man And a Fat Lady - Lake by Cho Won-hee (Jo, Won Hee) has been included in the 2023 White Ravens selection.

October 2023

A great review on Anime News Network for the English edition of Centaurs, by Ryo Sumiyoshi, published by Ablaze Manga.


July 2023

The English edition of Ti voglio bene come by Cristina Petit and Carlotta Passerini, published by Peter Pauper Press Publishers, reviewed by Meghan Cox Gurdon on The Wall Street Journal.


June 2023

Over 180 Italian children's book experts, booksellers, librarians, journalists and scholars have voted Magic Candies by Heena Baek as the best children's book of 2023, awarding it the overall Andersen SuperPrize, on top of the win in the Best Picture Book category. Heena Baek's spell-binding storytelling has worked its magic!! 


May 2023

The Italian edition of Dallergut Dream Department Store by Lee Mi-ye is now out from Mondadori!


March 2023

Italy will be guest of honour at the Festival du Livre de Paris 2023 and Frankfurt Book Fair 2024. A great time for Italian children's books to cross borders! Here's my interview talking about trends and opportunities with New Italian Books, a trilingual platform that supports the promotion of Italian books abroad:


December 2022

Interested to understand more about my work selling Korean children's, YA and crossover titles to the West? Read my article featured on K-Book Trends (VOL.51/2022.10):


October 2022

Say Hello? by Sung Mi Kim, originally published by Bear Books in South Korea and published in English by Berbay Publishing, is listed among the 16 picture books recommended by Kirkus for this Fall!  


Say Hello? by Sung Mi Kim, has also been reviewed by the New York Times in their September 16 2022 issue:

SAY HELLO?, by Sung Mi Kim. Translated by Clare Richards. (Berbay, $18.99, ages 3 to 6.) For shy children, or anyone apprehensive when navigating new situations, this picture book about missed opportunities to greet one another is a must. Through her masterly use of evasive language and negative space, Kim whimsically exhorts us to connect.

September 2022

Talking with Francesca Romana Grasso and Marina Petruzio on Italian children's literature magazine BaMbini (issue June 2022) about the job of a Rights Agent. 

June 2022

Italian (Mondadori) and Spanish (Editorial Oceano) deals for Dallergut Dream Department Store featured in Publishing Perspectives (6th May 2022):


May 2022

Hippu and Heppu and the House by Oili Tanninen, one of Finland’s most treasured creators of children’s literature are published in Italian by Lupoguido! Here a lovely review from blog Scaffale Basso: 


March 2022

Chiara Tognetti in conversation with Helen Wang on Chinese Books for Young Readers (Vol. 149, 2nd March 2022)


March 2022

The Spanish edition of Magic Candies by Heena Baek published by Editorial Kókinos is featured in El Pais' list of best children's books of 2021.


December 2021

Spanish and Catalan eight-book deal (Editorial Kókinos) for Heena Baek's picture books features in Publishing Perspectives (7th May 2021):


May 2021