Everest goes to Brazil

D D Everest’s children’s début, Archie Greene and the Magician’s Instruction, which Faber bills as “Harry Potter for a new generation”, was sold to Editora Rocco, J K Rowling’s publisher in Brazil, in a “major pre-empt” for an undisclosed sum. Valerie Huerta, Faber’s rights manager did the deal with agent Tassy Barham. Faber said there were three further offers from Germany and “huge interest” from Italy and Holland.