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10 August 2022
Sales Fiction Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary has sold UK and US rights at auction to Grimmish (Michael Winkler, Puncher & Wattmann) on behalf of the publisher, to Peninsula Press...

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27 July 2022
Sales Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has sold Czech rights to We Who Hunt the Hollow (Kate Murray), and Spanish and Catalan rights to School Of Monsters #9–12 (Sally Rippin,...

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20 July 2022
Sales  Nonfiction Exisle Publishing has sold Polish and Portuguese rights in Brazil to The Happiness Trap (2nd edition) (Russ Harris). Children’s/YA Allen & Unwin Children’s has sold North American rights...

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12 July 2022
Sales Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth (ex ANZ, India and Canada) rights to The Shortest History of the World (David Baker) to Scribe, and Russian rights to...

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6 July 2022
Sales Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold simplified Chinese rights to The Shortest History of the World (David Baker) to China Science and Technology Press Co. Children’s/YA Affirm Press has sold...

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29 June 2022
Sales Fiction HarperCollins Australia has sold Spanish translation rights to The Truth About Her (Jacqueline Maley to HarperCollins Iberica S A, and Turkish translation rights to Sorrow and Bliss (Meg...

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22 June 2022
Sales Fiction  Black Inc. has sold Russian rights to Angel’s Share (Kayte Nunn, Nero) to MTS Library. Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary has sold US rights to Wall (Jen Craig)...

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16 June 2022
Sales Fiction Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary has sold US rights to Wall (Jen Craig) to Zerogram Press (see news). Children’s/YA Berbay Publishing has sold Spanish-language rights to Can You...

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8 June 2022
Sales Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold simplified Chinese rights to The Big Four: The curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly (Stuart Kells & Ian Gow); Hungarian rights to Koala:...

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1 June 2022
Sales Children’s/YA Fremantle Press has sold German rights to Littlelight (Kelly Canby) to Carl-Auer Verlag, via Book149 Lit. Agency.    Hardie Grant Children's Publishing has sold Italian rights to Flocked (Chren Byng,...

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25 May 2022
Sales Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children's Publishing has sold Spanish and Catalan rights to Naughty Dragons Fire Up! (Natalie Jane Prior, illus by Simon Howe), and Icelandic rights to The Baby Bird, The Best...

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18 May 2022
Sales Fiction Fremantle Press has sold Turkish language rights to The Last Bookshop (Emma Young) to Yeditepe Yayınları. Nonfiction Pantera Press has sold simplified Chinese rights to Killer Thinking (Tim Duggan) to Cheers,...

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11 May 2022
Sales Fiction  Affirm Press has sold Romanian rights to The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams) to Nemira. HarperCollins Australia has sold Italian translation rights to The Truth About Her (Jacqueline Maley)...

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4 May 2022
Sales Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold North American rights to The Shortest History of Japan (Lesley Downer) to The Experiment, and Romanian rights to Machines Behaving Badly: The morality of...

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21 April 2022
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold Russian translation rights to The Last Man in Europe (Dennis Glover) and Rose’s Vintage (Kayte Nunn) to MTS Library. Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold...

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6 April 2022
Sales Nonfiction Spinifex Press has sold French translation rights to Towards the Abolition of Surrogate Motherhood (ed by Marie Josèphe Devillers & Ana-Luana Stoicea-Deram) to Les Éditions L’échapee. Children’s/YA Berbay...

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30 March 2022
Sales Fiction Affirm Press has sold Polish rights to The Natural History of Love (Caroline Petit, May) to Świat Książki. Giramondo Publishing has sold Hebrew translation rights to Inland (Gerald...

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23 March 2022
Sales Nonfiction Exisle Publishing has sold simplified Chinese rights to The Eczema Detox: The low-chemical diet for eliminating skin inflammation (Karen Fischer) and Your Anxiety Beast and You: A compassionate...

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17 March 2022
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold German translation rights to The Truth About Her (Jacqueline Maley) to HarperCollins Germany GmbH, and English rights to The Fossil Hunter (Tea Cooper, HQ Fiction)...

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9 March 2022
Sales  Nonfiction Exisle Publishing has sold simplified Chinese rights to Grandparenting Grandchildren (Jane Williams & Tessa Grigg). Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has sold Korean rights to From My Head...

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2 March 2022
Sales Nonfiction  NewSouth Publishing has sold Chinese-language rights to Beyond the Hero’s Journey: A screenwriting guide for when you’ve got a different story to tell (Anthony Mullins) to People’s Literature...

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23 February 2022
Sales Fiction Giramondo Publishing has sold Turkish rights to A Million Windows, A History of Books and Border Districts (Gerald Murnane) to Ketebe.  Nonfiction Giramondo Publishing has sold Turkish rights...

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16 February 2022
Sales Fiction Giramondo Publishing has sold simplified Chinese language rights to Saudade (Suneeta Peres da Costa) and This Water (Beverley Farmer) to China Workers Publishing House. Nonfiction Exisle Publishing has...

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9 February 2022
Sales Fiction Spinifex Press has sold Indian English-language rights to My Sister Chaos (Lara Fergus) to Zero Degree, and Tamil translation rights to Locust Girl (Merlinda Bobis) to Kalachuvadu Publications....

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2 February 2022
Sales Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has sold North American, French Canadian and Spanish rights to School of Monsters Learn and Play (Sally Rippin, illus by Chris Kennett); North American...

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27 January 2022
Sales Fiction  HarperCollins Australia has sold Portuguese translation rights to Sorrow and Bliss (Meg Mason, 4th Estate) to HarperCollins Iberica S A, and Greek translation rights to Tuscan Rose (Belinda...

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19 January 2022
Sales Fiction  Brandl & Schlesinger has sold North American rights to Mother Tongue (Joyce Kornblatt, September) to Publerati, and Polish rights to The Baker’s Alchemy (John Stephenson) to Dressler Publisher...

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12 January 2022
Sales Fiction Pantera Press has sold world large print rights to The Scarlet Cross (Lyn McFarlane, April) and A Caravan Like a Canary (Sasha Wasley, April) to Aurora. Nonfiction Black...

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8 December 2021
Sales Fiction Penguin Random House Australia has sold UK rights (world English-language ex ANZ) to The Rabbits (Sophie Overett) to Gallic Books; Slovakian translation rights to The Eighth Wonder (Tania Farrelly) to...

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1 December 2021
Acquisitions Fiction  Affirm Press has acquired world rights to the historical novel The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit, via Jane Novak of Jane Novak Literary Agency, to be...