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Book Adaptation Rights Market

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Book Adaptation Rights Market

Book Adaptation Rights Market
Barm brochure 2023


The 8th edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market (September 1 - 3, 2023), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place in-person at the Excelsior Hotel on the Lido di Venezia, during the forthcoming 80th Venice International Film Festival (August 30th – September 9th, 2023).

Following the call which was launched on January the 23rd, the he Book Adaptation Rights Market has selected 34 international publishing houses and literary agencies.

The Venice Production Bridge will give them a dedicated area to meet the producers registered to the Venice International Film Festival through one-to-one meetings. The meetings will allow to foster lasting relationships and to make deals on the adaptation of novels, dramas, children’s literature, short stories, comics, graphic novels, essays, and biographies.

The Book Adaptation Rights Market will enable the invited publishers to propose their entire catalogue for film adaptation, rather than focusing on a single book, as opposed to other events dedicated to publishing within the scope of film festivals.

A brochure gathering all the publishers and literary agents and their new titles as well as their catalogue will be sent to all registered producers beforehand.

The VPB Focus 2023 will be dedicated to Germany and Quebéc. Additional publishers and literary agencies coming from these areas will be attending the BARM.

The publishers invited

The 34 publishers and literary agents invited to this year’s event of the Book Adaptation Rights Market are:


Auzou Éditions (France)
Book on a Tree LTD (United Kingdom)
Carlsen Verlag GmbH (Germany) – Focus on Germany
De Agostini Libri (Italy)
Diogenes Verlag AG (Switzerland)
Éditions de Ta Mère (Canada) – Focus on Québec
Editis (France)
Editorial Anagrama S.A (Spain)
Editrice Il Castoro (Italy)
Feltrinelli Group (Italy)
Grandi & Associati (Italy)
Groupe HMH (Canada) – Focus on Québec
Groupe Librex & Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature (Canada) – Focus on Québec
Grupo Planeta (Spain)
Hachette Livre (France)
Hanser Publisher (Germany) Focus on Germany
Kodansha (Japan)
Madeleine Milburn Literary, Tv & Film Agency (United Kingdom)
Matriochkas, Books & Films Creative Bureau (France)
Mondadori Business Unit Ragazzi – Sperling & Kupfer – Piemme (Italy)
Nosy Crow (United Kingdom)
Overamstel Uitgevers (The Netherlands)
Penguin Random House UK (United Kingdom)
Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe GmbH (Germany)
Reykjavík Literary Agency (Iceland)
Rizzoli (Italy)
Rowohlt Verlag GmbH (Germany)
Singel Uitgeverijen (The Netherlands)
Sulakauri Publishing (Georgia)
The Deborah Harris Agency (Israel)
The Dreamwork Collective (United Arab Emirates)
The Italian Literary Agency (Italy)
Tunué srl (Italy)
Ueberreuter Publishing House (Germany)

New in 2023

Every year the Book Adaptation Rights Market highlights a literary genre. This year it will be Children’s and Young Adult Literature with dedicated publishing houses and literary agencies: Auzou Éditions (France), Book on a Tree LTD (United Kingdom), Carlsen Verlag GmbH (Germany), De Agostini Libri (Italy), Editrice Il Castoro (Italy), Mondadori Business Unit Ragazzi – Sperling & Kupfer – Piemme (Italy), Nosy Crow (United Kingdom). Particular attention is given to this genre by other publishing houses and agencies that will present a number of Children’s and Young Adult titles within their catalogue.

In addition to the selection, this year 6 further publishing house and literary agencies will join the BARM between the 1st and the 3rd of September.

Ever since its first edition, the Book Adaptation Rights Market has met with great success as proven by the publishers’ requests to participate again in this event, as well as by a growing demand from the producers looking for original intellectual properties (IP).

The new brochure that gathers all the details of the invited publishers and literary agents for this year’s edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market is available on the section “VPB Brochures Downloads’’ of the Venice Production Bridge Website: veniceproductionbridge.org

The Venice Production Bridge is co-financed by the European Commission’s MEDIA Fund.

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