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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 Down’s manuscript was a runner-up for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished...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...

Scholastic acquires Koala Books 

6 March 2013

Scholastic Australia has announced that it has acquired children’s publisher Koala Books. Scholastic said in a statement that the Koala Books list will be published as an imprint of Scholastic...

Seaway acquires Intramar 

24 October 2012

Seaway Logistics has announced it will purchase the business and assets of freight forwarder Intramar, which was recently placed under the control of receivers PPB Advisory. Seaway said in a...

Wiley acquires Deltak.edu for US$220 million 

9 October 2012

John Wiley has reached an agreement to acquire Deltak.edu for $220 million, (approximately A$215 million) reports Publishers Weekly. US company Deltak ‘works in partnership with colleges and universities to develop...

Pascal Press buys Steve Parish Publishing assets 

4 April 2012

Sydney-based publisher Pascal Press has announced that it has acquired the publishing assets of Steve Parish Publishing, which entered liquidation in March. The publisher said in a statement this week...

Inventive Labs to become Melbourne office of Icelab 

14 March 2012

Inventive Labs, the software and website design company founded by Joseph Pearson and Virginia Murdoch and responsible for the creation of the Booki.sh ebook platform, will become the Melbourne office of...

Overdrive acquires Booki.sh 

6 March 2012

Ebook distributor Overdrive has announced it has acquired local ebook platform provider Booki.sh. Peter Haasz, speaking for Booki.sh told the Weekly Book Newsletter that Booki.sh--founded by Inventive Labs partners Joseph Pearson and...

Overdrive acquires Booki.sh 

5 March 2012

Ebook distributor Overdrive has announced it has acquired local ebook platform provider Booki.sh. Peter Haasz, who founded Booki.sh with Inventive Labs partners Virginia Murdoch and Joseph Pearson, told the Weekly Book...