Off to pastures new: For the last couple of months, we have worked on tapping into the Spanish-speaking market and have landed one of the most exciting Spanish authors: the wonderful Andrés Trapiello. The novels Al morir Don Quijote and El final de Sancho Panza y otras suertes will be represented by our agency. Andrés Trapiello is one of the most prominent Spanish authors and columnists. As an acknowledged expert on Cervantes, his novel Al morir Don Quijote, which was published in 2005, entertainingly picks up the story of the fancy squire and his famous sidekick. Distinguished by the Fundación Manuel Larra and awarded with the European literary award Madeleine Zepter, the sequel to this loving homage El final de Sancho Panza y otras suertes, was published in 2014.
…and the two most important book fairs of the spring have come and gone. As usual, it has been a thrilling and wonderful experience – the London and Leipzig book fairs again charmed us with their very own unique atmosphere. But we shall let the pictures speak for themselves.
… and this means Leipzig book fair is just around the corner. Can you think of a better opportunity to meet with book lovers and book industry experts than at one of the most enjoyable book fairs in Germany? Having a good look at our very tight schedule with almost 30 meetings crammed into two days, our answer would be “no”. Even though we will be super busy, jogging from one publisher to the next, we do hope to get the chance to enjoy some of the nice vibe and atmosphere of the place. Our office will be closed during the entirety of the fair and we will only be available via email in urgent cases. On Monday 21st March, everything will be back to business as usual.
A new pandemic – the Perma Effect – has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: Your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it: goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of “AlterWorld” and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.
“AlterWorld” – the first novel of our author D. Rus’ Play to Live Series – made him a bestselling author overnight as critics now credit him with single-handedly creating a new science fiction genre: LitRPG. The first five novels of the series have been translated into English, and talks are under way to have the rest of the series published on Amazon.
It has been a busy few months for us here at the agency. Frankfurt book fair has only just come and gone and we have already moved on to Krakow and Moscow book fairs this winter. Our scouts Iwa and Tatsiana met with our East European colleagues to talk about the current state of their native book markets and seal the deal for some of our authors. Below, a few impressions from snowy Moscow: