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HarperCollins acquires Gardiner, Kumar cosy crime 

An image of authors Kelly Gardiner and Sharmini Kumar. 21 February 2024
HarperCollins has acquired world rights to Miss Caroline Bingley, Private Detective, a forthcoming cosy crime novel from Kelly Gardiner and Sharmini Kumar, via Danielle Binks and Jacinta di Mase of...

UQP acquires Behrendt novel 

An author photograph of Larissa Behrendt. 20 February 2024
UQP has acquired world rights to Alchemy, a new novel from Larissa Behrendt. Alchemy is described by UQP as ‘an intertwining story about the blurred lines between science and supernatural, the...

A&U acquires Beer middle-grade novel 

Photograph of Sophie Beer 19 February 2024
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to Thunderhead, a debut illustrated middle-grade novel by picture book author and illustrator Sophie Beer, via Annabel Barker at Annabel Barker Agency....

Ultimo acquires Holmes debut 

15 February 2024
Ultimo has acquired Commonwealth rights (ex Canada) to a debut novel from Gail Holmes, titled In the Margins. Calling Holmes ‘a remarkable new voice in historical fiction’, the publisher described...

Bundyi acquires Stan Grant memoir 

An author photograph of Stan Grant, pictured in front of a bookshelf 13 February 2024
Simon & Schuster (S&S) imprint Bundyi has announced that it has acquired world rights to A Song of Time, a memoir by author, media commentator and public intellectual Stan Grant....

Affirm acquires Micallef anthology 

12 February 2024
Affirm Press has acquired world rights to Slivers, Shards and Skerricks, a comedy anthology from television personality and author Shaun Micallef. The publisher described Micallef’s forthcoming anthology as ‘a spectrum...

Larrikin acquires Betoota Advocate series 

7 February 2024
Larrikin House has acquired world rights to an as-yet-untitled nonfiction series from satire publication the Betoota Advocate. The publisher said the series, which is for readers aged 8 to 12,...

Upswell sells Ekhō to Soft Skull Press 

6 February 2024
Upswell Publishing has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to Ekhō (Roslyn Orlando) to Soft Skull Press. The deal was brokered between Sophy Williams, publisher and international director at Black Inc....

A&U acquires Scolyer memoir 

Photograph of Richard Scolyer 29 January 2024
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has announced it has acquired world rights to a memoir from Australian of the Year Richard Scolyer. Scolyer and Georgina Long, co–medical directors of the Sydney-based...

Ultimo acquires debut Evans novel 

An author photograph of Liz Evans 25 January 2024
Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to Liz Evans’ debut novel, Catherine Wheel, via Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown in a two-book deal. The publisher described the book as 'a...

Hachette acquires Hampton, Daniher picture books 

A photograph of Taylor Hampton and Jacinta Daniher and their family in an outdoor environment 24 January 2024
Hachette has acquired world rights to two picture books celebrating First Nations culture by Taylor Hampton and Jacinta Daniher via Rochelle Fernandez at Alex Adsett Literary. According to the publisher,...

S&S acquires Aston’s ‘The Chairman’s Lounge’ 

An author photograph of Joe Aston 23 January 2024
Simon & Schuster (S&S) Australia has acquired world rights to The Chairman’s Lounge, an ‘explosive work of narrative nonfiction’ with 'fresh interviews and revelations' about Qantas’s handling of the Covid-19...

HarperCollins acquires Dalgarno novel 

Photograph of Paul Dalgarno in front of a wooden fence 17 January 2024
HarperCollins has acquired ANZ rights to The Travelling Library by Paul Dalgarno, in a deal brokered by Martin Shaw of Shaw Literary. The Travelling Library is 'a tender coming-of-age story...

UWAP acquires Polimeni junior fiction series 

An author photograph of Cassy Polimeni 14 December 2023
UWAP has acquired ANZ rights to a four-book junior fiction series, Ella and the Frogs, from Cassy Polimeni. The forthcoming series is for early readers aged five to eight years,...

HarperCollins acquires Katherine Collette duology 

Author photograph of Katherine Collette 13 December 2023
HarperCollins has acquired world rights to Shellsville, a duology for early middle-grade readers by Katherine Collette, via Danielle Binks and Jacinta di Mase of Jacinta di Mase Management. Described by...

Wiley acquires Dalla-Camina nonfiction book 

An author photograph of Megan Dalla-Camina 13 December 2023
Wiley has acquired world rights to a nonfiction title from Megan Dalla-Camina, titled Women Rising, via Lou Johnson at Key People Literary Management. The publisher described the title as ‘the...

Transit Lounge acquires Goldsmith novel 

An author photograph of Andrea Goldsmith, who is standing in front of a bookshelf 12 December 2023
Transit Lounge has acquired world rights to Andrea Goldsmith’s novel The Buried Life, via the Jane Novak Literary Agency. Publisher Barry Scott said the book ‘subtly portrays the dangers of...

Text acquires Richardson’s ‘The Degenerates’ 

12 December 2023
Text Publishing has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (ex Canada) to a debut novel by Melbourne writer Raeden Richardson, via Peggy Boulos Smith at Writers House. Following the interconnected lives...

Pan Macmillan acquires Hardcastle novel 

Author photograph of Dylin Hardcastle. 11 December 2023
Pan Macmillan has acquired ANZ rights to the novel A Language of Limbs by Dylin Hardcastle, via Zeitgeist Agency’s Benython Oldfield, who has also sold North American rights to the...

UQP acquires McSkimming memoir 

8 December 2023
University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired ANZ rights to Memory is a Nesting Magpie by Josie McSkimming, in a deal brokered by Gaby Naher of Left Bank Literary. Written...

MidnightSun acquires Prewer science fiction novel 

Author photograph of Michael Prewer 7 December 2023
MidnightSun has acquired world rights to a literary science fiction novel, titled R E Generation, by debut author Michael Prewer. Described by the publisher as ‘a fast-paced, futuristic tale of...

Text acquires De Kretser novel 

30 November 2023
Text Publishing has acquired ANZ rights to a new novel by Michelle de Kretser. Theory & Practice is a short novel set in Melbourne in the 1980s, where a young...

PRH signs Pignatiello romantic suspense duology 

30 November 2023
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired world English-language rights to duology 'The Barbarani Estate' by debut author Emma Pignatiello, via Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Management. Last Shot and Last Breath...