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Rights and acquisitions

Please send your rights and acquisitions news to to be included in our weekly rights round-up.

For standalone acquisition stories, we require details to be provided a minimum of eight months prior to a book’s publication date. Exceptions may be made at Books+Publishing’s discretion.



If you know a member of the book industry who has passed away and would like to place an obituary, please write up some information about the life of the person and send it to


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Books+Publishing publishes reviews of Australian- and New Zealand-originated titles, three months or more before the book release date.

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A good example is this tweet from Allen & Unwin promoting one of their recent junior releases.


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