Meet our team of Clavis Rights Agency

Who are we and what do we do?

We are the ones responsible for making your favorite books travel all over the world!

Over the past 40 years, Clavis Publishing has built up valuable international expertise. We have a long and trusted reputation with publishers in 71 countries so far and are known for numerous sales of the rights of our picture books and novels. We also specialize in high-quality co-editions of our picture books: in 2022, we did no less than 262 co-editions for our friends worldwide. The motto of Clavis Publishing is “We make children’s dreams come true” and it’s our goal to extend that motto to include children all over the globe.

Would you like to bring one of our books to your country? Our team will happily tell you all you need to know!

Lise Merken 
lise.merken@clavisbooks.com
Tel: +32 11 26 99 56
Our adventurous sinologist. She lived for a year in China after college graduation and joined the Clavis family to help expand Clavis into the East Asian subcontinent. Now, she utilizes her diverse set of skills to manage markets all over the world.

Nele Mathé 
nele.mathe@clavisbooks.com
Tel: +32 11 26 99 55
Our cultured go-getter. She has worked in our team the longest, so she has a healthy mix of experience and talent. Her childhood dream was to work at a publishing house, so this child's dream has come true because of Clavis!

Jing Wang 
jing.wang@clavisbooks.com
Tel: +32 11 26 99 57
Our fashionable globetrotter. She was born and raised in China, pursued higher education in Switzerland, has been living in Belgium for 7 years, and travels abroad every chance she gets. With her diverse background in multiple geographies, she is the perfect fit for Clavis Rights Agency.

Wout Nelissen 
wout.nelissen@clavisbooks.com
Tel: +32 11 26 99 52
Our creative brain. He has traveled far and wide: from being an exchange student in Spain to volunteering work in South Africa and Vietnam. Puns, wordplay, and fun catchphrases are his thing, which he puts to work while managing our newsletters, social media, administration, and his markets.

Jana Versée
jana.versée@clavisbooks.com
Tel: +32 11 26 98 72
Our young polyglot. Whether you speak Dutch, English, French, Arabic, Greek, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or German, Jana can help you out as she speaks all ten languages!  She is also an avid reader so she is really at home at Clavis Rights Agency.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a sample or pricing information!
All questions considering marketing, press or promotion can be directed at marketing@clavisbooks.com

Book Fairs 

Passionate as we are about books, languages and cultures it is our dream job to share our publishing philosophy with Publishers all over the world!
Would you like to arrange a meeting at one of the following Book Fairs? Please feel free to contact us.

We would be happy to arrange a meeting with you at these international fairs:

  • Taipei International Book Exhibitons: 31st of January - 5th of Febuary
  • Bologna’s Children’s Bookfair: 6-9 March 2023
  • Frankfurter Buchmesse: 18-22 October 2023
    (all subject to change according to the situation of the Covid Pandemic)

Newsletter

Each week we will give you a selection of must-read books: click here to subscribe
Feel free to browse through our sent newsletters for more inspiration.

Catalog

Looking for some new titles? In the links below you can consult our latest catalogs. Can you not find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Foreign Rights team.