Shared Stories is the rights agency of publishing houses Ambo|Anthos, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Houtekiet, De Fontein, Kosmos, Ten Have, Houtekiet, Kok & AnkhHermes. Since 2013, Shared Stories handled the translation rights, as well as the tv, film and stage rights of Dutch and Flemish authors such as Herman Koch, Geert Mak, Dimitri Verhulst, Eline Snel, Bert Wagendorp, Esther Verhoef, Dick Swaab and many others. A good story can be told in many ways and we like to share them in all possible shapes.
Shared Stories was established on 14 September 2013 at the Herengracht in Amsterdam and since spring 2018 the main office is based in Utrecht. With a firm focus on rights sales, we have embarked on an adventure that is entirely consistent with the entrepreneurial spirit of the publishers it represents.
This season we are looking forward to the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Please see our previous brochures of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, the London Book Fair and the Bologna Book Fair while we are working on our newest catalogue!
Dorien van Londen is managing director of Shared Stories. She is also the first contact for information on film & theatrical rights.
Christel Meijer is rights manager for Ambo Anthos publishers, where she worked before on the contract and rights department.
Julia Foldenyi is rights manager for fiction- and non-fiction publishers AnkhHermes, De Fontein, Kok, Kosmos and Ten Have at VBK Media. She was acquisition and rights manager at Scolar Publishing, Hungary.
Bianca van Wijngaarden is rights manager, representing Luitingh-Sijthoff and Houtekiet a.o.
Irina Fomichev is the assistant rights manager.
Varsha Lalla and Lisa van der Zant, interns at Shared Stories