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NewSouth acquires MacIntyre book on pandemics 

14 January 2022
NewSouth Publishing has announced the acquisition of a book on pandemics and biosecurity by Raina MacIntyre, professor of global security at UNSW’s Kirby Institute. ‘I’ve been researching pandemics and planning...

Scribner acquires Sullivan’s ‘Calcium-Magnesium’ 

9 December 2021
Scribner has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Helen Sullivan’s nonfiction collection Calcium-Magnesium, via James Pullen at Wylie Agency. Calcium-Magnesium blends reportage and memoir to explore ‘how encounters with the...

Affirm aquires new Sanders picture book series 

8 December 2021
Affirm Press has acquired world rights to 'Life Lessons for Little Ones', a new picture book series written by Jess Sanders. Aimed at under-10s, the series will cover 'a diverse...

Transit Lounge acquires new Day novel 

7 December 2021
Transit Lounge has acquired world rights to Gregory Day’s sixth novel The Bell of the World, in a deal brokered by Jeanne Ryckmans at Cameron’s Management. The Bell of the...

‘The Underdogs’ series sells to North America 

1 December 2021
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing (HGCP) has sold North American rights to ‘The Underdogs’ series by Kate and Jol Temple (illus by Shiloh Gordon) to Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random...

Ultimo acquires new Henry-Jones novel 

1 December 2021
Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to Eliza Henry-Jones’s latest novel Salt and Skin, in a deal brokered by Pippa Masson of Curtis Brown. Salt and Skin follows a troubled...

Angry Robot acquires Gold Coast BookTokker debut 

30 November 2021
UK publisher Angry Robot has acquired world, translation and audio rights to Ledge, the adult fantasy debut by Australian BookTokker Stacey McEwan, via Amy Collins of Talcott Notch Literary Agency....

S&S acquires Wright biography 

29 November 2021
Simon & Schuster (S&S) has acquired world rights to the biography of Australian surfer Owen Wright. In 2015 Wright was on the brink of a world title only to have...

Scribner acquires Chingaipe’s ‘Black Convicts’ 

19 November 2021
Scribner Australia has acquired ANZ rights to Black Convicts: How slavery shaped colonised Australia by journalist, filmmaker and author Santilla Chingaipe, via Grace Heifetz of Left Bank Literary. Based on...

Ayliffe’s John Bailey series optioned for screen 

15 November 2021
Simon & Schuster (S&S) has sold screen rights to Tim Ayliffe’s John Bailey crime thriller series to CJZ Productions, in a deal brokered by Jeanne Ryckmans of Cameron’s Management. The...

HQ acquires Hearst novel in two-book deal 

10 November 2021
HQ has acquired world rights to a forthcoming novel by Elise Hearst, as part of a ‘hotly contested’ two-book deal brokered by Sarah McKenzie Literary Management. According to the publisher,...

S&S signs Spicer book on AI bias 

25 October 2021
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired a new book by journalist Tracey Spicer on ‘the ways that sexist and racist stereotypes are being embedded into emerging technologies, thus perpetuating...

MUP acquires Quilty’s ‘Fall of Kabul’ 

21 October 2021
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) has acquired world rights to Fall of Kabul: America’s last days in Afghanistan by award-winning photo-journalist Andrew Quilty. MUP acquired rights directly from the author. Quilty...

Scribe acquires Marson nonfiction book 

20 October 2021
Scribe has acquired a nonfiction book about sexual violence by ACT-based prosecutor Katrina Marson. World rights (ex North America) were acquired from Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary. The as...

S&S acquires Weir novel 

15 October 2021
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired world rights to a novel set in contemporary Byron Bay, by journalist James Weir. Rights to The Hemsworth Effect—a title referencing the influence...

Hachette acquires Collier debut memoir 

13 October 2021
Hachette has acquired world rights to Inconceivable, a memoir by Alexandra Collier, in a deal brokered by Sharne McGee at Liberty Artist Management. Inconceivable chronicles Collier’s decision to join ‘the...

PRH acquires new Toltz novel 

12 October 2021
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired Here Goes Nothing, the new novel by Steve Toltz. Publisher Nikki Christer acquired ANZ rights from Elizabeth Sheinkman at Peters, Fraser & Dunlop,...