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12 August 2020
Sales Children’s Affirm Press has sold Turkish rights to the following titles to Kültür Yayınları İş Türk A.Ş: How To Be A Giraffe (Thea Baker); Your Birthday Was The Best...

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5 August 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Transit Lounge has acquired world English-language rights to Travelling Companions (Antoni Jach) (see news). Nonfiction Black Inc. has acquired world rights to We’ve Got This: Parenting with a disability...

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29 July 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Transit Lounge has acquired world English-language rights to Travelling Companions (Antoni Jach) (see news). Nonfiction Scribe has acquired world English-language rights to The Chief Witness: Escape from China’s...

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15 July 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Penguin Random House Australia has acquired Echolalia (Briohny Doyle) in a two-book deal via Rach Crawford of Mackenzie Wolf (see news). Nonfiction Affirm Press has acquired ANZ rights...

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8 July 2020
Acquisitions Nonfiction Text has acquired ANZ rights to Scottish sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter’s book Olive, Mabel and Me: Life and Adventures with my Canine Companions. Cotter's videos of him commentating...

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1 July 2020
Acquisitions Children's/YA Text Publishing has acquired world rights to four manuscripts that were shortlisted for the 2020 Text Prize: Red-Bottomed Boat (Charlie Archbold), The Museum of Broken Things (Lauren Draper),...

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17 June 2020
Sales Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold UK Commonwealth (excluding ANZ) rights to The Beat of Life: A surgeon reveals the secrets of the heart (Reinhard Friedl, February 2021) to Hero,...

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11 June 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Sally Bird at Calidris Literary Agency has sold world rights to Elodie Cheesman’s debut novel to Pan Macmillan. Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold world rights...

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3 June 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Harlequin has acquired world rights to Kathy George’s debut novel Sargasso via Sally Bird of Calidris Literary Agency. MidnightSun Publishing has acquired Irma Gold’s debut novel The Breaking...

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27 May 2020
Acquisitions Nonfiction Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold rights to Ruby Princess: The Deadly Cruise by Duncan McNab to Pan Macmillan via Ingrid Ohlson, following an auction that...

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20 May 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Simon & Schuster Australia’s Scribner imprint has acquired ANZ rights to short story collection Hold Your Fire (Chloe Wilson) from Rach Crawford at Mackenzie Wolf (see news). The...

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6 May 2020
Sales Fiction Hachette has sold UK and Commonwealth and translation rights in those territories to The Silk House (Kayte Nunn) to Orion Publishing Group. The University of Queensland Press has...

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29 April 2020
Sales Fiction Fremantle Press has sold German rights to Doom Creek (Alan Carter, forthcoming) to Suhrkamp Verlag. HarperCollins has sold a renewal of Polish translation rights to Complete Self-Help for...

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22 April 2020
Sales Nonfiction Pantera Press has sold North American rights for Space is Cool as F*ck (Kate Howells et al) to Andrews McMeel, and will publish a small-format edition concurrently with...

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16 April 2020
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold Czech translation rights to The Love That I Have (James Moloney) to JOTA, and Slovak translation rights to Fortuna Libri. Shaw Literary has sold US...

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1 April 2020
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold world audio rights to On the Line: Notes from a factory (Joseph Ponthus, trans by Stephanie Smee, July) to Bolinda. Nonfiction Black Inc. has...

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25 March 2020
Sales Fiction Hachette has sold Czech-language rights to There Was Still Love (Favel Parrett) to Grada. HarperCollins has sold North American rights to The Woman in the Green Dress (Tea Cooper,...

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12 March 2020
Sales Fiction Text Publishing has sold German-language rights to The Beautiful Fall (Hugh Breakey) in a six-figure deal to Blanvalet (PRH Germany), where it was acquired by Diana Neiczer (see...

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4 March 2020
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has licensed dramatic rights to The Healing Party (Micheline Lee) to the Malthouse Theatre with playwright Michele Lee adapting the novel for the stage. HarperCollins has...

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26 February 2020
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold world audio rights to Melting Moments (Anna Goldsworthy) to Ulverscroft. Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold traditional Chinese character rights to See What You Made...

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19 February 2020
Sales Fiction Martin Shaw at Alex Adsett Publishing Services has sold US and Canadian rights to Panthers and the Museum of Fire (Jen Craig, Spineless Wonders) to Zerogram Press (see news). Victoria...

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12 February 2020
Sales Children’s Hardie Grant has sold Italian-language rights to All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors (Davina Bell & Jenny Løvlie); Danish-language rights to Welcome To Your Period...

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5 February 2020
Sales Fiction Spinifex Press has sold the film option to Symphony for the Man (Sarah Brill, March) to Sparkplug Films (see news). Text has sold Italian-language rights to I for Isobel (Amy...

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30 January 2020
Sales Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold Hungarian-language rights to Jacinda Ardern: A new kind of leader (Madeleine Chapman, Nero) to Alexandra Kiadó via DS Budapest; and Ukrainian-language rights to The...

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22 January 2020
Sales Fiction Jeanne Ryckmans from Cameron’s Management has sold North American rights to The Mothers (Genevieve Gannon, A&U) to William Morrow (see news). Left Bank Literary has sold complex Chinese-language...

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11 December 2019
Sales Fiction Scribe has sold world audio and large print rights to Small Mercies (Richard Anderson, April 2020) to Ulverscroft. Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold North American rights and UK &...

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4 December 2019
Sales Fiction Text Publishing has sold Chinese-language rights to The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones) to Writers Publishing House; Czech-language rights to Bad Debts (Peter Temple) to Mystery Press;...

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27 November 2019
Sales Fiction Linda Kaplan of Kaplan DeFiore Agency has sold the following international rights to The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams, Affirm): UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to...

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20 November 2019
Sales Fiction Spinifex Press has sold Japanese-language rights to The Screaming of the Innocent (Unity Dow) to Eiiji Press and Italian-language rights to Edition le Assassine. University of Western Australia...

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13 November 2019
Sales Nonfiction Allen & Unwin has sold rights to Pain and Prejudice (Gabrielle Jackson) to Piatkus in the UK and Greystone Books in North America (see news). Black Inc. has sold...