Goldmann Verlag purchase German rights to The Demi-Monde
Nicole Geismann of Goldmann Verlag, part of the Random House Group, has acquired German rights in the first two books of The Demi-Monde, a science fiction quartet by debut author Rod Rees. Nick Johnston of Quercus acquired World rights in the books from agent John Jarrold in September.
‘The Demi-Monde is based on a very intriguing idea. Rod Rees has created a world which fascinated me from the beginning. Although this is fiction it seemed in many respects more than real. The story, the wonderful characters and the hilarious dark humour won me over instantly. I haven’t read a more imaginative novel in a long time!’ said Nicole Geismann
‘This is a great first rights sale so soon after the initial deal,’ said the author’s agent, John Jarrold. ‘Nicole and Goldmann are terrific publishers and Rod and I both look forward to seeing their editions. Congratulations to Daniel Bouquet, Quercus’ Head of Rights, for sorting this out so rapidly.’
The first book in the series, titled The Demi-Monde: Winter,will be published by Quercus in January 2011.
Fantasy Book Review interviewed John Jarrold in September 2009.