Hedge fund manager Kamal Gupta’s memoir, PLAY IT RIGHT, has sold to Jennifer Smith at ECW Press.

PLAY IT RIGHT is an alternately hilarious and scathing chronicle of Gupta’s unconventional journey from India to America and from computers to professional gambling. He spent a quarter-century on Wall Street, where his relentless pursuit of an investment method for the US mortgage market created an unprecedented 103-month streak of positive returns (without selling his soul to the devil).

“I loved Kamal’s voice as a ‘brown man on Wall Street’, so I jumped at the chance to develop and pitch his one-of-a-kind trajectory from Las Vegas’s biggest casinos into the corridors of global finance,” said Gupta’s agent, The Rights Factory CEO Sam Hiyate.

Illustrator, writer and tree warrior Charles Bongers' DO TREES HAVE MOMMIES? has sold to D&M Kids. In this whimsical picture book, Bongers translates scientific knowledge about the kinship structures of the forest for children ages 3 to 6 years.

“My first picture book in time for Earth Day! I loved Charles’ approach here, and the idea of encouraging kids to embrace and love nature,” said Sam Hiyate, TRF agent and CEO.

Screenwriter and TV producer Emily Weedon’s debut novel AUTOKRATOR has sold to Cormorant Books for publication in 2023.

Set in a world where gender stereotypes have run amok; in AUTOKRATOR women are a sub-class without rights or economic strength which society relies upon to function.

"It’s a compelling novel of ideas,” says The Rights Factory agent and CEO Sam Hiyate. “I was entranced by how Emily depicts the cost gender can pose to freedom through the desperate struggles of the two female protagonists."

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