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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...

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7 November 2019
Sales Fiction Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown Australia has sold US and UK rights to In the Clearing (J P Pomare, Hachette) in a two-book deal to global Hachette imprints...

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23 October 2019
Sales Fiction Filmmaker Partho Sen-Gupta has optioned the film rights to Offshore (Joshua Mostafa, Seizure, see news). Children’s Ford Street Publishing has sold simplified Chinese-language rights to TooCool (Phil Kettle)...

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16 October 2019
Sales Nonfiction Murdoch Books has sold French-language and Dutch-language rights to The Fit Foodie Meal Prep Plan (Sally O’Neil) to Marabout Publishing and Forte Uitgevers respectively. Thames & Hudson Australia...

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9 October 2019
Sales Fiction Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown Australia has sold North American rights to You Don’t Know Me, The Hidden Hours and a new untitled work (all Sara Foster) to...

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2 October 2019
Sales Fiction Penguin Random House Australia has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to The Yield (Tara June Winch) to HarperVia; and French-language rights to Actes Sud (see news); and...

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18 September 2019
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to The Last Man in Europe (Dennis Glover) to Polygon (see news). Martin Shaw of Alex Adsett Publishing Services...

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11 September 2019
Sales Fiction Alex Adsett Publishing Services has sold the film option to The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) to Triptych Pictures and Fremantle (see news). Text Publishing has sold UK and...

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4 September 2019
Sales Fiction Scribe has sold Polish-language rights to Invented Lives (Andrea Goldsmith) to ZPR Media. Nonfiction Hardie Grant Books has sold UK and US rights to Hidden Hand: Exposing how...