We are so glad to see this week’s Publishers Weekly International Hot Book Properties. One of the topics they are picking up is “Swedish Romance Author Simona Ahrnstedt set for US Splash!”
It is our pleasure to announce that a Taiwanese publisher, Yuan-Liou Publishing House has just bought book rights of Carina Bergfeldt’s SEVEN DAYS TO LIVE!
Kensington Publishing Corp., America’s Independent Publisher, announces that it has acquired World English rights to the bestselling contemporary romance trilogy written by Swedish sensation Simona Ahrnstedt in the first deal of its kind in the genre. With the worldwide popularity of Swedish mysteries and thrillers, Kensington is proud to bring a new kind of commercial Swedish fiction to English readers.
Simona Ahrnstedt, Sweden’s groundbreaking author has pioneered the country’s new wave of romance featuring strong female characters and delicious male leads with undercurrents of feminism that will appeal to smart women everywhere. To date, over 70,000 copies have sold in Sweden. Foreign rights have also been sold to: France, Germany, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Spain and Turkey; guaranteeing Simona is an author with universal appeal.
Alicia Condon, Editorial Director, Kensington Publishing Corp., observes, “Simona’s novels, with their underlying feminist themes and beautifully evocative Swedish settings, bring a fresh vision to the world of bestselling women’s fiction. I think they’re the next big thing readers of contemporary romance are looking for.”
In addition to World English rights, Alicia Condon, also acquired digital and audio rights in the English language from Anna Frankl of Nordin Agency. The first novel, ONLY ONE NIGHT, will be published in the summer of 2016.
Set in Stockholm’s financial district, ONLY ONE NIGHT is the story of Natalia De la Grip, one of corporate finance’s most talented young leaders. Born into wealth and the upper class, Natalia is expected to mate with a partner of equal stature. But Natalia has always chosen her own path. David Hammar is a working class upstart who has managed to become one of Sweden’s richest venture capitalists. For years, Hammar has been scheming for revenge on the De la Grip Empire. All he needs is one of the De la Grips on his side. Unexpectedly, sparks fly at their first encounter. A relationship is unthinkable. It was only one night—wasn’t it?
Nordin Agency are proud to congratulate Viveca Sten and her first novel STILL WATERS on winning the Prix Polar for best translated crime novel. The award was given out this weekend at the literature festival Saint-Maure en Poche where Viveca attended with her French publishing house Albin Michel.
– I feel extremely honored to receive such a lovely award, says Viveca, and I am both proud and happy to be acknowledge in this way.
Viveca Sten has written seven books in her very popular Sandhamn Murder Series, three of which have been published in France so far. The series has been an incredible success internationally with over 3 million copies sold and about 30 million viewers across the world following the TV-adaptation.
Congratulations to Viveca Sten whose cookbook Swedish Summer – Recipes from the Stockholm Archipelago came in third in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, also known as the Oscars of the cookbook world.
The book won best design in Sweden a couple of months ago and is now internationally acclaimed as well. Amazing work from the publisher Max Ström, photographers Lina Eriksson and Jeppe Wiklund and designer Patric Leo. Their work is offset perfectly with Viveca Sten’s warm texts and yummy recipes.
This new prize will be awarded to a debut author from the past year and the ceremony will take place on the 15th August at Crimetime Gotland in Visby.
https://www.specsavers.se/crimetime-specsavers-award?wssl=1 (in Swedish)
Her second book NO MORE FISH IN THE SEA will be out this summer.
This is a breakthrough that can only be compared to Jens Lapidus’ /…/ Next to Leif GW Persson I have never encountered such a solid depiction of the police procedural. And the most essential of all. The level of suspense. It’s almost grueling. I ditch meetings, I forget to shower, I read the book while I eat my lunch. Enough said. Buy the book! Read it! Enjoy.
-Aftonbladet, Stig Larsson
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SE-111 60 Stockholm, Sweden