Give Light and Darkness Will Disappear
This is a saying from one of my favorite greeting cards, an adaptation of a quotation from Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus. I do believe we can each do our part in our everyday lives to create and enhance a vibration of peace and love on this our beautiful, precious planet. Each one of us can make a difference in small and large ways every day.
May we all be mindful of how powerful we truly are and direct our attention and energies into positive avenues which uplift ourselves and one another in 2021. We need everybody working together and supporting one another, especially during challenging times.
"Deanna is a global ambassador for authors, for books of spirit and inspiration."
~ Amanda Romania, VoiceAmerica Talk Radio
One of many virtual meetings, here with Wampe de Veer from Blackbird Agency, The Netherlands.
HBG NEWS FROM THE FRONT
16 Years at the Frankfurt Book Fair
"The Frankfurt Book Fair looked amazingly good - especially for having to convert to virtual at the last minute. And thank you for the interest you gathered in my books!!! You are a rockstar!" Carole Lieberman, M.D.
This year's first ever Frankfurt Book Fair Digital was surprisingly great! Needing to adapt the scheduled October 14-18 fair to the realities of COVID, the organizers decided only in the second week of September to totally cancel all in-person events and go completely online.
Up to the last minute no one really knew what to expect. With a large grant from the German Cultural Ministry, the organizers were busy at work developing the book fair site and did not open the digital portal for rights sellers like HBG till October 4th. We all hustled to go live in just a week's time! I was impressed with how it all came together in the end, it was very exciting to be a part of it, with the fair ultimately boasting 200,000 digital attendees. Read more.
The online fair week was impressive, stimulating, very full and rewarding as I met with publishing colleagues from around the world via Zoom at all hours of the day or night. I attended educational and informative conferences and sessions I usually miss as I am holding meetings at the HBG stand and accumulated interest and orders for review copies for HBG clients. In general everyone celebrated a less hectic book fair, most folks I spoke with spreading meetings out over some weeks. HBG continues to meet digitally with willing editors, agents and publishers, presenting our titles.
A sincere thanks goes out to all who participated, adding diversity, value and success to our catalog.
Missed the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair?
Frankfurt Book Fair 2021 and we'll add YOUR title to the
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy 5 months of early exposure to international publishers in 2021.
Over a decade attending the Frankfurt Book Fair gives HBG Productions valuable experience in foreign rights negotiations and established relationships with international publishers.
HBG Productions represents independent publishers and authors in the international marketplace. We specialize in hands-on representation of select books that are life-affirming and empowering. We bring your work to the attention of like-minded international publishers. In 2007 HBG Productions joined forces with International Publishers Alliance, founded in 1987, and we have been working together to represent creative works at book fairs and trade shows ever since.
Our services include
- Author Representation and Coaching
- Foreign & Translation Rights Negotiation
- International Trade Show Presentations
- Specialization in the Mind-Body-Spirit Market.
Our success stems from working closely with authors and publishers alike.
Our clients appreciate our philosophy & personal approach.
We look forward to bringing your work to the world!
Bringing Authors to the World
From Our Office
New Translation Contracts Signed
Turkish Rights Sold
A popular title this year debuting with us at the Frankfurt Book Fair was Victor M. Parachin's Think Like the Buddha: 108 Days of Mindfulness,
by Hohm Press
. We're excited to announce new contracts are signed and translation is underway!
New French Contract
10 Translations for Pollard
This month HBG closed the deal for a French translation of The Introvert's Edge by Matthew Pollard, now available in 9 languages and soon in French. With already more than 35,000 copies of his book sold, Matthew continues to expand his global marketing presence in support of naturally introverted sales entrepreneurs.
First Translation Sold
We're excited for the 9 titles sold for Russian rights from last year's Frankfurt Book Fair that are now getting into print and distribution. Here's our first-ever translated edition of Dudley Court Press
' title Through the Tunnel
by Dr. Bonnie Lyon.
Which Russian cover do you prefer? Two contracts, two publishers.
Some authors get more than one chance! Here is the newest Russian edition of Dr. Marv Marshall's book Parenting Without Stress. Translated into Simplified Chinese and Russian already, now getting a second life after the first Russian contract expired. Over 5,000 copies sold and now a new birth, new look with a new Russian publisher. Go Marv!
Praise from Our Satisfied Clients
"Deanna is a reliable foreign sales agent who gets results. Whether you are successfully self-published, or a small indie press, she can help you sell rights to increase revenues and reach for your books. I'm delighted with our two Asian rights deals."
~ Gemini Adams