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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,...

Ultimo acquires Mikosza memoir 

12 October 2021
Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to Homesickness, a literary memoir by Janine Mikosza, in a deal brokered by Melanie Ostell at Melanie Ostell Literary. Homesickness investigates the author's own...

Transit Lounge acquires Fyfe novel ‘T’ 

6 October 2021
Transit Lounge has acquired world rights to T, a novel by Perth-based author Alan Fyfe. T is about ‘people living on the economic margins and the epidemic of meth addiction’....

PRH acquires Dao debut novel ‘Anam’ 

5 October 2021
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired ANZ rights to André Dao's debut novel Anam, in a deal agented by Clare Forster at Curtis Brown Australia. UK rights have been...

Affirm acquires Saleh debut novel 

5 October 2021
Affirm Press has acquired world rights to Sara Saleh’s debut novel Songs for the Dead and the Living through the Affirm Press Mentorship for Sweatshop Writers. Saleh, an Arab-Australian human...

Ventura acquires Jacoby memoir 

4 October 2021
Ventura Press has acquired world rights to a memoir by television producer Anita Jacoby, Secrets Beyond the Screen. Jacoby was the producer of television shows including 60 Minutes, The Gruen...

Wakefield acquires McAlister YA rom-com 

30 September 2021
Wakefield Press has acquired world rights to Jodi McAlister’s YA rom-com Libby Lawrence is Good at Pretending, via Alex Adsett of Alex Adsett Literary. Libby Lawrence is Good at Pretending...

HGCP acquires ‘UnMonumental’ picture book 

22 September 2021
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing (HGCP) has acquired world rights to UnMonumental, a hardback picture book by artists James Tylor and Matt Chun based on their Instagram project of the same...

Hardie Grant acquires debut novel ‘The Eulogy’ 

21 September 2021
Hardie Grant Books has acquired world rights (ex US) to The Eulogy, the debut novel by Jackie Bailey. Drawing on Bailey’s family’s stories of intergenerational trauma, the autofictional novel follows...

Ultimo acquires Khalil, Davidow memoir 

20 September 2021
Ultimo Press has acquired world rights to Runaways by Shaimaa Khalil and Shelley Davidow. The deal was brokered by Sarah McKenzie at Sarah McKenzie Literary Management. Khalil and Davidow met...

Merriman YA novels optioned for screen 

15 September 2021
Screen adaption rights to YA novels Catch Me When You Fall and Invisibly Breathing by New Zealand author Eileen Merriman have been optioned by Enjoy Entertainment, in a deal negotiated...

Hachette acquires Burr crime debut in two-book deal

14 September 2021
Hachette has acquired world rights to two crime novels by Canberra debut author Shelley Burr in a ‘hotly contested’ international auction. The six-figure, two-book deal was struck between Hachette Australia...

‘Ghost Bird’ sells to UK

2 September 2021
UK independent publisher Old Barn Books has bought UK and Commonwealth (ex Canada and ANZ) rights to Lisa Fuller's YA novel Ghost Bird from University of Queensland Press (UQP). The...

Hachette acquires Albany debut in two-book deal 

1 September 2021
Hachette Australia has acquired world rights to two novels by Northern Rivers journalist and songwriter Megan Albany. The deal was brokered between Hachette Australia head of fiction Rebecca Saunders and...

Hachette acquires two Jordan novels

31 August 2021
Hachette has acquired world rights for two novels by Toni Jordan, in a deal struck between head of fiction Rebecca Saunders and Jane Novak of Jane Novak Literary Agency. The...

S&S acquires two books by Heiss 

26 August 2021
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired two new books by First Nations writer and cultural activist Anita Heiss. The first book is a picture book for young readers about...

Pantera acquires Scott book on mental health 

25 August 2021
Pantera Press has acquired world rights to The One Thing We’ve Never Spoken About by journalist, writer and presenter Elfy Scott. Scott's debut nonfiction book is, according to the publisher,...

Ultimo acquires new Featherstone novel 

24 August 2021
Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to My Heart is a Little Wild Thing by Nigel Featherstone, in a deal brokered by Gaby Naher of Left Bank Literary. My Heart...

Rights round-up 

18 August 2021
Sales Fiction Affirm Press has sold Slovak rights to The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams) to Motyl. Black Inc. has sold North American rights and UK/Commonwealth (ex ANZ) rights...

Larrikin House acquires Freeman picture book 

12 August 2021
Larrikin House has acquired worldwide rights to children’s picture book The Heartbeat of the Land by Cathy Freeman. The publisher says the book is ‘a poignant call for environmental action...

PRH acquires Scott debut ‘Compulsion’

6 August 2021
Penguin Random House Australia has acquired ANZ rights to debut novel Compulsion by Kate Scott, in a deal agented by Benython Oldfield at Zeitgeist Agency. Compulsion centres on Lucy, a...

‘Still Alive’ sells to Fantagraphics

4 August 2021
Melbourne graphic novel publisher Twelve Panels Press has sold world English rights (ex ANZ) to Safdar Ahmed’s Still Alive to Gary Groth at Fantagraphics, to be published under the Fantagraphics...