WELCOME TO THE RIGHTS HIVE
Established in 2017, The Rights Hive is a literary rights agency specialising in the negotiation and sale of subsidiary rights on behalf of publishers and literary agents. We manage the sale of rights into the United Kingdom and North American markets as well as managing translation rights, audio rights, film and television rights. We work with all major publishing houses worldwide as well as independent literary publishers together with a team of sub-rights agents in foreign language markets to achieve rights sales.
As former Rights Manager at Penguin Random House, Natasha Solomun worked with authors including Sonya Hartnett, Isobelle Carmody, Melina Marchetta and Morris Gleitzman to name a few. She has worked with foreign publishers and agents from all over the world as well as working with film producers. From Penguin, Natasha moved onto The Five Mile Press (Bonnier Publishing) where she worked with children's authors and illustrators such as Jedda Robaard, Ann James and the Estate of Richard Scarry. She was responsible for the management of co-edition printings for the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
After more than a decade as rights professional in the publishing industry Natasha Solomun created
THE RIGHTS HIVE to provide comprehensive rights representation for publishers and literary agents.
The Rights Hive currently represents literary agency Jacinta di Mase Management whose authors include best-selling author and winner of the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2017, Clementine Ford for Fight Like a Girl, Voss Literary Prize Winner Dr Leah Kaminsky for The Waiting Room, Miles Franklin 2016 shortlisted author Myfanwy Jones for Leap and many other bestselling authors.
Other clients include The Newman Agency incorporating Wild Dingo Press and Margaret River Press. Authors include the 2018 Stella Prize Shortlisted author Shokoofeh Azar for The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, Ned Kelly Award-winning crime fiction author Alan Carter with his new crime-fiction series Marlborough Man set in New Zealand, along with debut authors Michelle Johnston for Dustfall and Laurie Steed for You Belong Here.
On the children's book list clients include Serenity Press publisher of Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women retold by international best-selling author Kate Forsyth and illustrated by Lorena Carrington.
Also on the children's book list is Little Book Press (the publishing arm of Raising Literacy Australia) whose titles include CBCA 2017 Notable picture book Little Chicken Chickabee by Janeen Brian and Danny Snell as well as titles Baby Dance by Katrina Germein and Doris Chang and Fancy Pants by Kelly Hibbert and Amanda Graham both nominated in the 2017 Speech Pathology Awards. In 2018 their CBCA Notable picture books included Jump and Shout by Mike Dumbleton and Peter Carnavas, Wilbur, Grace & Joe by Phil Cummings and Amanda Graham as well as Busy Little Creatures by Fiona Bowden.
A new addition to THE RIGHTS HIVE includes Tusk Books, an independent picture book publisher which gives voice to animals and highlights the need for compassion and conservation.
THE RIGHTS HIVE also represents a range of publications by the National Library of Australia whose authors and illustrators include Jane Jolly, Robert Ingpen, Robert Drewe and Elaine Forrestal to name a few.
Natasha is passionate about Australian literature across all genres, from books for adults and those for younger readers. She loves to see Australian books published overseas and works tirelessly to make that happen.