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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...

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28 August 2019
Sales Fiction Hachette has sold Lithuanian-language rights to The Botanist’s Daughter (Kayte Nunn) to Leidykla Baltos Lankos. Nonfiction Fremantle Press has sold the film and television option to A Fortunate...

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21 August 2019
Sales Fiction Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold a two-year screen adaptation option for The Swim Club (Anne de Lisle, Random House) to Arclight Films International. Nonfiction Black...

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14 August 2019
Sales Fiction Simone Camilleri of Green Ink Agency has sold film rights to The Girl on the Page (John Purcell, HarperCollins) to Causeway Films (see news). Nonfiction Spinifex Press has...

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31 July 2019
Sales Fiction Helen Leake and Gena Ashwell of Dancing Road Productions have optioned the screen rights to Bitter Wash Road (Garry Disher, Text) via Jenny Darling & Associates (see news). Children’s Scholastic has sold...

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24 July 2019
Sales Fiction Jenny Darling & Associates has extended the screen option taken by Generator Pictures for The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood, A&U) until November 2021. Nonfiction HarperCollins has...

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10 July 2019
Sales Fiction Transit Lounge has sold the film option for Soon (Lois Murphy) to Cenozoic Pictures. Children’s Mary Hare at ALC Agency has licensed What’s in Your Mind Today? (Louise Bladen...

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3 July 2019
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ and Canada) to Act of Grace (Anna Krien, October) to Serpent’s Tail (see news). Hachette has sold US...

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26 June 2019
Sales Fiction Barbara J Zitwer of the Barbara J Zitwer Agency has sold North American rights to A Room Called Earth (Madeleine Ryan) to Penguin Random House USA imprint Penguin Press...

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19 June 2019
Sales Fiction Sharon Galant at Zeitgeist Media Group has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding ANZ and Canada) to Below Deck (Sophie Hardcastle) to Allen & Unwin UK (see news). Children’s...

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13 June 2019
Sales Fiction Fiona Henderson at Simon & Schuster Australia has sold North American rights to The Sunday Girl (Pip Drysdale) to Sourcebooks editorial director Shana Drehs, via Amy Fletcher of Simon...

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5 June 2019
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold North American rights to The Godmother (Hannelore Cayre) to ECW Press and ANZ audio rights to Bolinda Audio; and ANZ audio rights to Act...

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29 May 2019
Sales Fiction HarperCollins Australia has sold screen rights to Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate) to Anonymous Content, Chapter One, Hopscotch Features and Joel Edgerton (see news); and stage adaptation...

 

 

 

 

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