Category Archives: Foreign Rights

Beggar’s Opera to be published in the UK as Midnight in Havana!

Nice to see this blog post from Birlinn/Polygon, confirming that TBO will be published in the UK on July 4th. New name: Midnight in Havana. Fingers crossed it has a good trip across the pond … “Polygon is delighted to … Continue reading

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First Norwegian plug for TBO!

Under the headline, A Criminally Good Spring, the Oslo crime fiction website Krimfestivalen refers to the Norwegian translation of The Beggar’s Opera (Tigger-dramaet).  What follows is a Google translation. Cool! A Criminally Good Spring! Rarely has a bokvår been marked by … Continue reading

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The Beggar’s Opera in Norway!

Very cool to see that The Beggar’s Opera has been published in Norway with its original name! (The Beggar’s Opera, translated, becomes Tiggerdramaet). My publisher, Cappelen Damm, is using the same cover that Penguin used here in Canada. (I don’t … Continue reading

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Dutch version of The Beggar’s Opera: Schaduwzijde

Well, here it is: I just received my two copies of the Dutch translation of The Beggar’s Opera. Uniboek has done a fantastic job —  I’m dying to find out how sales are going!

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Shadowy Side! The Beggar’s Opera in Dutch!

I’m thrilled to let you know that The Beggar’s Opera is now available in The Netherlands as a paperback (and e-book) under the name Schaduwzijde, which means Shadowy Side. And speaking of thrilled, they’ve put it in the “thriller” section! … Continue reading

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The Beggar’s Opera – the Dutch version

Just ran across the Dutch version of The Beggar’s Opera which they’ve renamed Schaduwzijde (something like Shadow Side).  I would never have recognized it if my name wasn’t on it! Interesting photograph of the little boy on the cover (it’s … Continue reading

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Advances in foreign currencies – some advice

If the foreign rights have been sold to your book, you have to think about how to deal with those currencies when you get your advances. (And royalties, too.) In my case, I had contracts in US dollars and Euros for … Continue reading

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Translations …

With foreign rights for The Beggar’s Opera sold  in Norway, Germany and Holland, I’m wondering how the translations will be done. And how I’ll know if they were accurate or not, since I speak none of these languages. Here’s a very … Continue reading

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