by Linda Carlson
A Series Racks Up Rights Sales
Great Reads Books of Bellaire, TX, reports foreign rights sales for two titles in its Jesus Thief series. Author/publisher J.R. Lankford sold the fourth book, The Covert Messiah, to Eksmo of Moscow for a 2014 Russian edition, and the first one, The Jesus Thief, to Saida de Emergencia of Lisbon for Portuguese editions to be sold in Portugal and Brazil. Last year, both Eksmo and Istanbul’s Maya Katap acquired Books 1 through 3—The Jesus Thief, The Secret Madonna, and The Sacred Impostor—for editions in Turkish.
In the Media
Berrett-Koehler’s The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers, by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick, received a starred review in a fall issue of Publishers Weekly.
Chelsea Green’s Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle over Who Decides What We Eat, written by David E. Gumpert, was reviewed in a recent issue of the Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin.
Laura Robb, co-owner of the Seattle startup Mark House Publishing, was profiled in Northwest Prime Time’s print and online editions (northwestprimetime.com) this fall. “It’s delightful who you get to meet in this kind of work—it’s not only your own imaginary characters, but plenty of other very imaginative individuals,” the former teacher said. “Nobody ever told me that business could be fun.”
Linda Carlson writes the Spotlight column from Seattle.
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