Princeton University Press has sold simplified Chinese rights to historian Jonathan Israel's forthcoming title The Expanding Blaze for six figures.
Rights to Israel's The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848 were sold to Shanghai Dook Publishing via Bardon Chinese Media Agency.
Shanghai Dook, founded in 2006, is one of China’s best known historical and fiction publishers and recently published Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads which has sold close to one million copies, according to Princeton University Press.
Princeton University Press’s international rights director, Kimberley Williams, said of the deal: “Following the huge growth of our licensing activity with China over the last decade, we are delighted that Jonathan Israel’s latest book will be published by Shanghai Dook in this major deal, our second for the book. Italian rights were sold to Einaudi in another pre-emptive offer.”
Princeton University Press will publish The Expanding Blaze in the UK in September.