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What’s selling down under

14 February 2019
A guide to household finance has topped the bestsellers chart in Australia for the second year running, with nearly one million Australians now owning a copy of financial commentator and...

Rising stars

15 November 2018
Australian debut novelists Kirsten Alexander and Holly Ringland may not be familiar names in international publishing circles yet, but they soon will be. Alexander’s Half Moon Lake has just sold...

Australian crime fiction in the spotlight

11 October 2018
When Australian author Benjamin Stevenson heard that his debut crime-thriller Greenlight had sold into North America and the UK, he quipped: ‘There’s no question international readers are loving Aussie crime...

Screenworthy stories

14 August 2018
Each year Australian publishers, literary agents, and film and TV agents meet and mingle at the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Books at MIFF event. As well as attending one-on-one meetings,...

Publishing without borders

11 July 2018
Australian publisher Hinkler Books and UK publisher Bookoli have announced they are launching a new mass-market publisher based in the UK. Curious Universe UK, a 50-50 joint venture between the...

Australia’s ‘Next Chapter’ in diverse publishing

9 May 2018
What stops publishers publishing more diversely? The reported ‘trends’ at Bologna included a continuing focus on diverse voices in children’s literature, but what about in adult titles? A new initiative...

Australian delegation to visit the US

12 April 2018
If you’ll be in New York City in early June this year, look out for a group of eight Australian publishers, rights managers and literary agents, who will travel there...

Women lead Australian book-to-film adaptations

8 March 2018
On International Women’s Day it is heartening to share the news that Australia’s key film funding body, Screen Australia, has announced that its most recent round of funding, which includes...

Australians set sights on the US

8 February 2018
Welcome back to the first issue of the Think Australian newsletter for 2018. This year will see the Australia Council send a publishing delegation of six Australian rights sellers, literary...

New voices attracting interest at Frankfurt

9 November 2017
Australian publishers who attended this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair have reported interest across a broad range of titles, from literary debuts to ‘women’s commercial fiction’ to political memoirs. Interestingly, the...

Australian publishers prepare for Frankfurt

14 September 2017
Each year, Australian publishers big and small travel to the Frankfurt Book Fair to meet face to face with their international counterparts. To find out which Australian publishers will be...

Introducing ‘Think Australian’

6 July 2017
Welcome to the first edition of the Think Australian newsletter. We’re incredibly excited to be bringing the best Australian books to an international audience of publishers, rights managers, scouts, literary...