Pantomimus Media has announced two new audiobook deals for multimedia YA fantasy brand “The Red Harlequin.”
New partners include Italian Publisher Fabler Audio and Spanish publisher SonoLibro. The deals follow an agreement with audiobook giant Dreamscape Media who distributes the English language audio and ebooks worldwide.
“I am incredibly thrilled to welcome Fabler and SonoLibro into ‘The Red Harlequin’ family,” says Roberto Ricci, managing director, Pantomimus Media. “They are two incredible companies that enjoy producing high-end audio books to maximize the listener’s immersive experience in a story and I can’t wait for Italian and Spanish audiences to enjoy ‘The Red Harlequin’ universe in this very exciting format.”
Publisher Fabler Audio has acquired Italian worldwide audiobook rights to the original five novels in “The Red Harlequin” series. The audiobooks are scheduled for release starting in this fall.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Pantomimus Media to bring ‘The Red Harlequin’ to life for Italian-speaking listeners,” says Carlotta Brentan, founder and creative director, Fabler. “The ambitious series has already captured the imagination of tens of thousands of readers and listeners worldwide, and we look forward to helping it reach an even broader audience in audio.”
Spanish audio publisher SonoLibro has also acquired all five books in “The Red Harlequin” series for worldwide Spanish rights, scheduled to be released this fall.
“We're really thrilled to be working with Pantomimus Media on ‘The Red Harlequin’ series, and we seriously consider it is going to be one of our best productions, due to the enhanced audio possibilities it offers,” says Alejandro Khan Iglesias, content director, SonoLibro.
“The Red Harlequin” is being developed as a transmedia concept across publishing, games and music, with publishing as the key pillar. The books series has been translated into French, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Kazakh. The graphic novels are distributed in the U.S. by Broken Icon Comics.