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 back at 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.
Julia Foldenyi is rights manager for non-fiction publications at AnkhHermes, De Fontein, Kok, Kosmos and Ten Have, VBK Media. She was acquisition and rights manager at Scolar Publishing, Hungary. Please note that Julia is on maternity leave until March 2019 with Elaine Michon as foreign rights manager a.i.
Bianca van Wijngaarden will be our foreign rights manager children & youth (until January 1st 2019), representing Luitingh-Sijthoff and De Fontein Jeugd.
Irina Fomichev is assistant rights manager.
Varsha Lalla is brand manager at Shared Stories.