Starting Amaca has been a longtime dream for us! After picturing it on the horizon, we are happy to say it is now a reality
We represent authors and publishers in the sale of translation rights. We help find the best publishing house and we negotiate the best contractual terms.
We also represent a number of talented illustrators working in a variety of mediums, including cover design, picture books and editorial illustrations.
Over time we started working on development and representation of unpublished picture book projects, by a single author or by a writer and an illustrator.
We work closely with a diverse range of clients, and we are passionate about every project we work on.
Amaca was founded in 2018 by Gaia Cangioli and Arianna Malacrida and is based in Paris.
Gaia was born in Florence. She studied Italian literature and translation.
After her graduation, she approached the publishing field as an editorial assistant in Italy. Since her arrival in Paris in 2008 she specialized in foreign rights working for French publishers.
After her studies in communication and media, in 2008 Arianna started working as a publicist and events planner for a publishing house in Milan. In 2014 she moved to Paris where she developed her skills in the sale of foreign rights in a literary agency.