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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...

Wakefield sells debut YA novel to US

23 July 2019

Wakefield Press has sold world rights (ex ANZ) to debut novel Making Friends with Alice Dyson (Poppy Nwosu) to Walker Books US for a five-figure sum. Wakefield publisher Margot Lloyd...

Schulz to resign from UQP after 11 years 

22 May 2019

UQP children’s and YA publisher Kristina Schulz will resign from the position, after an 11-year tenure with the publisher. Schulz began with UQP in 2008 and during her time commissioned...

‘Catching Teller Crow’ sold to UK, US

12 February 2019

UK and US rights to Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina's YA novel Catching Teller Crow (A&U) have been sold to Penguin Children's Books UK and Knopf respectively. The book will be published in...

UK sales of YA dropped 21.5% in 2018

11 February 2019

Nielsen figures for 2018 show that sales of YA titles in the UK dropped by 21.5% last year, reports the Bookseller. The YA fiction sector fell by £6.2 million (A$11.3m)...

Wakefield launches dedicated YA list

5 February 2019

Adelaide-based small publisher Wakefield Press will launch a dedicated YA list this year, under the direction of newly appointed publisher Margot Lloyd. Wakefield aims to publish three to four YA...

HarperCollins announces #LoveOzYA anthology

2 December 2015

HarperCollins has announced it will publish a young adult anthology in May 2017 inspired by the #LoveOzYA campaign, featuring 10 short stories by a selection of Australian YA authors. Writer...

Teen talk: Meet the 2015 Inky Awards judges

14 October 2015

Each year, the longlist and shortlist for the Inky Awards for youth literature are selected by a panel of teen judges, with the winners determined via an online vote. Following...

Tozer, Rowell win 2015 Inky Awards

14 October 2015

The winners of the 2015 Inky Awards, presented by the Centre for Youth Literature, were announced at the State Library of Victoria on 13 October. Gabrielle Tozer won the Gold...

On the virtual road: Blog tours 

13 April 2015

Blog tours offer children’s and YA authors the opportunity to promote their books from the comfort of their homes, gaining greater exposure, if not necessarily sales. Andrea Hanke reports. Tania McCartney,...