Shared Stories is the rights agency of many publishing houses, o.a. Ambo|Anthos, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Houtekiet, De Fontein, Kosmos, Ten Have, Houtekiet, Kok and 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, 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 London Book Fair and Bologna. 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 the first contact for information on film & theatrical rights (all publishers) and also for foreign rights children & youth, representing Luitingh-Sijthoff and De Fontein Jeugd.
Julia Foldenyi is rights manager for non-fiction, all publishers. She was acquisition and rights manager at Scolar Publishing, Hungary.
Irina Fomichev is assistant rights manager.
Elaine Michon is freelance foreign rights manager at Shared Stories, supporting foreign rights non-fiction.
Dieke van Dam is our intern per April 23, 2019.