Icelandic author Audur Jónsdóttir has reached an agreement with Random House, the world’s largest English-language general trade book publisher and an umbrella brand for German Bertelsmann book publishing, on the publication of her latest book.
Random House will publish Jónsdóttir’s Vetrarsól (“Winter Sun”), which was recently released in Iceland, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Fréttabladid reports.
“It is very pleasing for a broke author who is a currency escapist in Iceland,” Jónsdóttir said.
According to Atli Bollason at Forlagid, which published Vetrarsól in Iceland, book publishers fought about the publishing rights to the book during a book fair in Frankfurt last month.
The agreement with Random House is one of the best agreements Forlagid has ever reached and is worth ISK millions (ISK 1 million = USD 7,200, EUR 5,700).
The print run will be large and the book will be published both in hardcover and in paperback.