Otava partners up with Rights & Brands

Otava Publishing Company Ltd has become a minority shareholder in Rights & Brands, officially R & B Licensing AB.

Rights & Brands was founded in Spring 2016, working closely with its partners Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing (Bulls Press AB), building on a long and successful collaborative licensing business, bringing Nordic rights to an international market. Rights & Brands is aiming to be one of the largest Nordic agencies, representing literary rights and brands like Moomin, Mamma Moo and Little Anna to a global network.

Otava is the largest book publisher in Finland with a publishing history spanning over 125 years. Otava Group Agency has successfully sold worldwide foreign rights of books by Finnish authors like Mauri Kunnas, Aino Havukainen, Sami Toivonen, Riikka Pulkkinen and Kati Hiekkapelto just to name a few. With the transaction, Otava Group Agency and its staff has been transferred to Rights & Brands.

Otava building, Uudenmaankatu 10,
00120 Helsinki, Finland
[email]info@rightsandbrands.com[/email] or

Leenastiina KakkoLeenastiina Kakko
Foreign Rights Manager
Email: [email]leenastiina.kakko@rightsandbrands.com[/email]
Mobile +358 40 7555 527

Hanna Pajunen-WalshHanna Pajunen-Walsh
International Sales Director – Children’s Books and YA
Email: [email]hanna.pajunen-walsh@rightsandbrands.com[/email]
Mobile: +44 775 7747 386

Maarit PyötsiäMaarit Pyötsiä
Licensing Executive
Email: [email]maarit.pyotsia@rightsandbrands.com[/email]
Mobile +358 50 4354 847

Mari KyyhkynenMari Kyyhkynen
Publishing Manager, International Sales
Educational publishing (Selling)
Email: [email]mari.kyyhkynen@otava.fi[/email]
Mobile +358 50 3103068