Spotlight August 2012

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August 2012
by Linda Carlson

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Now Slated for the Big Screen

Trolley Car Press has sold film rights to Third and Long by Bob Katz, winner of the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award for popular fiction, to producers Robert Papazian and James Hirsch. Sports Illustrated wrote “Think: ‘Friday Night Lights’ meets ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’” about the story, which describes how a dying factory town finds new life when a former Notre Dame football star is hired as the local plant manager. And the press got a comment from sportswriter and radio commentator Frank Deford, who called the book “an engagingly sweet tale of first impressions, second chances.”

Editions in Other Languages

The novel Noble Vision, first published in 2005 by Winged Victory Press, has just been issued in translation by Grito Sagrado, the Buenos Aires publisher that purchased worldwide Spanish rights.

Barking Planet Productions has contracted with Beijing Chongxianguan Books Co. for the Chinese mainland language rights to the Planet of the Dogs series of children’s books. The three titles—Planet of the Dogs, Castle in the Mist, and Snow Valley Heroes—are stories about dogs coming to earth in ancient times to teach people about love and loyalty, and to bring peace to the land….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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