We are happy to announce that Bastei Lübbe, one of Germany’s largest publishing houses and home to authors such as Ken Follett, Dan Brown and Jeff Kinney, has acquired German rights and World English digital rights to the Storm Sisters YA pirate series produced by Rovio Books and written by Mintie Das.
“Mintie Das is one of the most talented and creative new voices in YA. We hope to read a lot more from her in the coming years.”
– Bodo Horn-Rumold, Publisher, Baumhaus Verlag at Bastei Lübbe
“We are thrilled to work together with Rovio Entertainment and Mintie Das on such an innovative project. Sea adventures, shocking revelations, tormented love stories.This series about five brave pirate girls has all the right ingredients for success!”
– Giuseppe Terrano, Content Acquisition Manager, Bastei Lübbe
Storm Sisters will be launched by Bastei Lübbe’s digital department, Bastei Entertainment, which has published more than 700 English and German books over the past few years.
Set in the late 1700s but told in a lively, contemporary voice, the Storm Sisters series follows five girls of different ages from various corners of the world who sail the high seas on their own, facing dangerous enemies and protecting themselves with a secret pirate identity called “The Pirettes.” The series opens with The Sinking World (Rovio Books 2014) and continues with The Frozen Seas later this year.
Rights to the series have also sold in France to Éditions Robert Laffont, in Spain to Planeta, in Finland to Tammi, in Hungary to JCS Media and in Indonesia to Gramedia. Earlier this year the series was shortlisted among 10 other works in Books At Berlinale, an event that introduces film producers to new literary works with strong potential for the big screen.
This week Mintie Das is visiting New York City as one of the organizers of Finnish Tech, Design and Art, an expo showcasing Finnish creativity and innovation.
Visit the Storm Sisters official site for more information and a book trailer!
Reading material: The Storm Sisters series
English manuscript of Book 1, The Sinking World
Synopses of Books 1-5
RIGHTS SOLD: THE STORM SISTERS SERIES
FINLAND, Tammi (Books 1-2)
FRANCE, Éditions Robert Laffont (Books 1-5)
GERMANY, Bastei Lübbe (digital; Book 1)
HUNGARY, JCS Media (Books 1-2)
INDONESIA, Gramedia (Books 1-2)
SPAIN, Planeta (Books 1-2)
WORLD ENGLISH, Bastei Lübbe (digital; Book 1)