WCA Deal Report for August 11, 2023
- Canadian publishing house At Bay Press has just purchased the world rights to a new four book series. CITY RISING, FROM THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, by David Rotenberg, is the first novel in The Shanghai Tetralogy. The series follows the epic journey prophesied by the First Emperor almost 2500 years ago on an Ivory Tusk – to bring Shanghai to its present glory. Opium from the West mixes with powerful Chinese families to bring the First Emperor’s dream to vibrant life. Agent Michael Levine from Westwood Creative Artists arranged the deal with At Bay Press, who plans a November 2023 release date for book one. Book two will release in June 2024.
- Canadian publishing house At Bay Press has just purchased the world rights to an essential new title. OUT OF THE SHADOWS, by renowned storytellers and history enthusiasts David Bouchard and Gordon Henderson, explores what is arguably one of Canada’s most complicated and complex historical figures, its first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. The book will also put renewed focus on Louis Riel. The book is a sequel to Gordon Henderson’s MAN IN THE SHADOWSbuilt around the assassination of D’Arcy McGee which At Bay Press will also re-release. The book will endeavour to serve as a discussion piece with indigenous (Bouchard) and settler (Henderson) perspectives researched to bring forward a new history for all. Agent Michael Levine from Westwood Creative Artists arranged the deal with At Bay Press, who plans a May 2024 release date for the book.