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UQP acquires Thunig’s ‘Tell Me Again’ 

1 October 2020

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired world rights to Indigenous academic, writer and media commentator Amy Thunig’s first book, Tell Me Again. UQP said the collection of essays...

PRH acquires Madden’s ‘Anything But Fine’ 

16 September 2020

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired ANZ rights to YA novel Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden. The novel’s teenage protagonist Luca Mason has been preparing to audition for...

S&S acquires biography ‘The Nazis Knew My Name’ 

15 September 2020

Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired world rights to The Nazis Knew My Name, Maya Lee's biography of her mother, Australian–Slovakian Auschwitz survivor Magda Hellinger. Lee's book is based on...

Affirm acquires Layton memoir ‘No Apologies’ 

1 September 2020

Affirm Press has acquired ANZ rights No Apologies, a memoir by former elite netballer and current All-Australian AFLW player Sharni Layton. In 2016 Layton was named International Netball Player of...

UQP acquires second novel for children by Carnavas 

28 August 2020

UQP has acquired My Brother Ben, the second novel for children by Peter Carnavas. ‘Offering a rich narrative that centres on sibling relationships, the story follows brothers Luke and Ben...

UQP acquires two new books from Birch 

23 July 2020

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired a short story collection, Dark as Last Night, and a work of poetry, Whisper Songs, by Miles Franklin–shortlisted author Tony Birch. ‘Dark as...

PRH acquires Doyle’s ‘Echolalia’ 

13 July 2020

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired Echolalia by Briohny Doyle in a two-book deal via Rach Crawford of Mackenzie Wolf. According to Doyle, the novel is ‘about grief, responsibility,...

S&S acquires Archie Roach memoir

2 November 2018

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has acquired world rights to a yet-to-be-titled memoir by singer-songwriter Archie Roach. Roach, who is part of the Stolen Generations, is also known as a campaigner...

PRH acquires ‘Fixed It’ book by Gilmore

22 August 2018

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired rights to a nonfiction book by Melbourne-based writer, commentator and journalist Jane Gilmore. Titled Fixed It: One Woman's Movement Against the Real Fake...

Text acquires YA novel by Currie 

8 September 2014

Text Publishing has acquired world rights to a YA novel by Christopher Currie. The publisher described the book as ‘a YA novel of distinction, with a memorable young lesbian narrator’....

Scribe acquires crime thrillers

27 August 2014

Scribe has acquired world rights in two crime thrillers by Melbourne writer and librarian J M Green. Good Money was shortlisted in the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an...

Text acquires ‘Our Magic Hour’

24 June 2014

Text Publishing has announced it has acquired Our Magic Hour by Melbourne writer Jennifer Down. Down’s manuscript was a runner-up for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished...

Exisle to publish 12-year-old author 

23 June 2014

Exisle Publishing has announced it has acquired I Don’t Like Cheese by 12-year-old Hannah Chandler.Chandler’s book about a mouse that doesn’t like cheese was written in response to a challenge...

Fourth Estate acquires Australian debut

2 June 2014

HarperCollins Australia has announced the acquisition of a debut novel by Australian writer Sandra Leigh Price.HarperCollins acquired ANZ rights to A Tabernacle for the Birds in a two-book deal with the...

Amazon buys Liquavista; colour Kindle rumoured 

15 May 2013

Amazon has purchased screen technology company Liquavista from Samsung, sparking rumours that the company is working on a colour version of its Kindle, reports the Digital Reader. Amazon confirmed the...

Newtone Press acquires BPA Print Group 

1 May 2013

Newtone Press has acquired BPA Print Group after the printer was placed into receivership in late March. According to Print21, Melbourne-based Newtone Press is taking on BPA Print Group’s operations...