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MidnightSun Publishing has acquired world rights to debut author S J Morgan’s novels Heaven Sent and Boomerang in a two-book deal.
Contemporary YA novel Heaven Sent, released in October 2018, follows Evie as her life is turned upside down when handsome Gabe crashes through her bedroom wall, claiming to be her saviour.
A gritty, psychological thriller for adults, Boomerang follows Alec and Sindy as they escape a biker gang and Thatcher’s Britain to the harsh outback on the other side of the world. Boomerang is due for release in September 2019.
MidnightSun publishing director Anna Solding anticipates that the novels will garner interest in the international market due to their gripping plots and universal themes.
‘Sue is from the UK, where much of Boomerang is set, which gives it a very authentic feel. Her own experiences with scoliosis colour Heaven Sent and give readers of the book insights into an important medical theme that is rarely mentioned,’ says Solding.
Solding plans to take both books to the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs.
Effective from 1 October, Eurospan has appointed TLD to provide its clients with in-territory distribution services for Australia and New Zealand. The relationship will provide local stockholding, dispatch, invoicing and customer services for all Eurospan’s trade and direct customers in the territories. Eurospan is a UK based class leading marketing, sales and distribution service for academic, professional, scientific and medical publishers in territories outside North America.
Ken Rhodes, Managing Director of Eurospan, said, ‘We’re delighted to have come to agreement with TLD to help us service the Australia and New Zealand territories. We have been expanding very rapidly across the extended pacific region and we are thrilled to have found such a partner in TLD.’
Warwick Teale, CEO of TLD, said, ‘This partnership provides Eurospan with the unique opportunity to leverage off TLD’s existing IT infrastructure, print on demand offering, local Customer Service and the existing relationships with all major retailers and booksellers including our new player in the Australian market, Amazon. We’re excited to be part of Eurospan’s strategic plan to expand into this region. TLD is Australasia’s largest independent publishing supply chain provider and has been providing distribution services to International Trade and Academic Publishers for over 20 years.’
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