Alex Adsett Publishing Services is a literary agency of genre fiction and freelance consultantancy offering commercial publishing advice to authors and publishers.

As a consultant, Alex Adsett offers her more than fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry to provide business advice and commercially review and negotiate publishing agreements.  Whether you’re an author wanting advice on your first publishing contract, or a publisher negotiating a sale of subsidiary rights, Alex Adsett can review contracts, advise on industry standards, or negotiate on your behalf.

As agents, Alex Adsett and partner Paul Landymore provide traditional literary agency services to select authors of genre fiction. We represent manuscripts of science fiction & fantasy, crime & mystery, horror and romance, for YA and adult readers.

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Gary Kemble’s debut thriller Skin Deep out now!

Amazing debut supernatural thriller Skin Deep is published 1 July 2015 by Echo Publishing.

When washed up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out. When more tattoos appear — accompanied by visions of war-torn Afghanistan, bikies, boat people, murder, bar fights and a mysterious woman — he begins to dig a little deeper. Harry’s search leads him to Jess McGrath. She’s successful, married; they are drawn to each other though they have nothing in common but unwanted tattoos and high definition nightmares. Together, they edge closer to unearthing the truth behind the sinister disappearance of an SAS hero and his girlfriend Kyla.

Skin Deep is the thrilling, layered, genre-bending debut novel of Brisbane author and journalist Gary Kemble.

Available now from all great bookstores, including Readings, Avid Reader, Booktopia, Pages & Pages, and Big W and Kmart!

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Fast and Loose by Nicholas J. Johnson OUT TODAY!

Fast and Loose is published in Australia and New Zealand on 1st July 2015 and is available from all good bookstores! Including our wonderful friends at Readings , Avid Reader and Booktopia.

Joel Fitch used to be a con artist.
That is, until his final scam went belly up.
Now, Joel has no idea what comes next. The movies never tell you what to do after you’ve walked into the sunset.
Besides, Joel’s past is catching up with him. Danny Hemming, a producer on television’s trashiest current affairs program, is looking for someone to give him the inside scoop on the latest scams – and he’s not taking no for an answer.
Once again, Joel finds himself in over his head … and there’s also the matter of Joel’s missing mentor, Richard Mordecai. Getting square has never been so tough.

Another fast and furious ride from Australia’s funniest fraudster.

Love scams and adventure? Also check out Nicholas’ debut novel Chasing The Ace.


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New covers revealed for Chasing The Ace and Fast and Loose

Chasing The Ace by Nicholas J. Johnson has had a cover makeover to tie in with publication of sequel Fast and Loose in July.  Look out for it in all good bookstores near you! Continue reading

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Adsett takes over management of Book Harvest Literary Agency

via Bookseller + Publisher

Brisbane-based literary agency Alex Adsett Publishing Services (AAPS) has taken over management of Ineke Prochazka’s Book Harvest Literary Agency (BHLA).

Prochazka will continue to manage BHLA’s existing authors and subsidiary rights, but will not take on new work due to her greater involvement with the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, where she is literary manager. Prochazka founded BHLA in 2010, specialising in children’s and young adult fiction, fantasy and science fiction, romance, paranormal and nonfiction.

All new submissions from BHLA authors will be managed by Adsett. In a statement, Adsett said: ‘I look forward to working with BHLA authors on new manuscripts and relying on the ongoing support and goodwill of Prochazka in an advisory capacity.’

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Christmas Wrap-Up

This has been a big year – the BIGGEST year – for AAPS. Thanks for playing along via social media, email, in-real-life meetings and, most importantly, by buying books! AAPS is ending the year with 16 amazing authors and twelve published books.

So, in a shameless Christmas spruik, if you’re looking for print or ebooks, for yourself or gift giving, consider one of these beauties… Continue reading

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