Alex Adsett Publishing Services is a full service literary agency, representing quality works of fiction and non-fiction for children, teens and adults. We also provide freelance consultancy services for Australian publishers and authors, including commercial review of publishing contracts.
In what could well be our last announcement for 2016 (and what a huge year this has been!) we are delighted to welcome picture book author extraordinaire Karen Collum to AAPS. Karen and Alex have been working together in various capacities for a few years now, and it is lovely to now enter a new chapter with Alex representing Karen’s fantastic picture books.
Karen Collum is an internationally published children’s author with four picture books to her name. Her latest book, SMALL AND BIG, was named a 2016 CBCA Notable Book for Early Readers. On top of writing, Karen masquerades as a primary school relief teacher and also travels as a storyteller at conferences and kids’ events around Australia. Karen lives on the Gold Coast with her husband and four kids where there’s always lots of love, way too much laundry and never enough hours in the day to write.
You can discover more about Karen and her amazing books on her website.
The end of year deals keep rolling in! We are very happy to announce that world rights in Catherine Pelosi’s middle grade adventure novel Quark’s Academy have been acquired by Kate Stevens at Hachette Publishing. Quark’s Academy is due for publication in August 2017.
Catherine was “discovered” for AAPS by the marvelous Maddie Rothwell, who has championed Catherine’s manuscript from the beginning, and been an invaluable addition to the AAPS team.
In a very exciting turn of events, we are over the moon to be able to reveal that film rights in Kylie Chan’s bestselling series have been optioned by Hollywood production company Keller Entertainment. Starting with White Tiger, the nine books in Kylie’s Chinese Australian fantasy series features Australian Emma Donahoe and a host of Chinese gods and demons, battling for the right to rule heaven and earth.
In news that will surprise no one, we are very proud to welcome author Justin Woolley to Alex Adsett Publishing Services. Justin is the author of the YA apocalyptic Territory series, A Town Called Dust, A City Called Smoke, and A World of Ash, published by Momentum. AAPS has been working closely with Justin since we partnered with the Bookharvest Literary Agency in 2014, and with the completion of the Territory series, and Justin’s thrilling new SF work, it was time to make it official. We’re pretty darn excited!