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Who’s Afraid? launches in Australia

Maria signing booksWho’s Afraid? by our dynamic bombshell of an author Maria Lewis was released into the wild on 12th January, followed by first a private pre-launch event at Better Read Than Dead on 13th Jan – hosted by Rae Johnston and featuring werewolf cafe and incredible tote bags- and then the huge book and art show launch at Kinokuniya on 14th Jan – hosted by Marc Fennell and attended by more than 100 people. It has been a wild few days, with Maria managing to sell out Booktopia within 24 hours, make a few bestseller lists, and pique the interest of Tarantino himself. There’s much more news to come with Who’s Afraid? so maybe grab a copy while they’re in stock!

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Jodi McAlister joins AAPS

Jodi mcalister phdWe are delighted to announce our first new author for 2016 – the fabulous Jodi McAlister. Jodi will be a familiar name to many as she is a prolific blogger and tweeter for Momentum Moonlight, and an Academic active in the romance community.  Her academic work focuses on the history of love, the history of sex, and the history of popular literature.  We will have some exciting announcements about Jodi’s debut novel Valentine shortly, but in the meantime, we’re just happy to have her on board.

 

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2015 in review

skin-deepThis has been a big and exciting year for AAPS, in 2015, we have seen Gary Kemble’s debut thriller Skin Deep hit the shelves, along with Nicholas J Johnson’s Fast and Loose, sequel to Ned Kelly Crime Award nominee Chasing the Ace. Martin Shaw has joined the agency as our German co-agent, and we have signed new authors Jackie Ryan, Kathleen Jennings & Angela Slatter, Holly Harper, Shannon Horsfall, Bernice Barry and we still have two exciting announcements that didn’t quite get finalised to make the shouting list for 2015. Continue reading

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Not Me by Shannon Horsfall to Harper Collins!

Not me coverWe are delighted to announce that the quite amazingly talented Shannon Horsfall – author, illustrator and designer – has sold her first book to Harper Collins. Picture book Not Me is scheduled for publication in July 2016, and will delight you!

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Martin Shaw finalises first publishing deal

Bernice BarryHere at AAPS we are delighted to announce that Martin Shaw has secured his first deal as a literary agent – Bernice Barry‘s biography of 19th century botanist Georgiana Molloy to Pan Macmillan Picador! Martin fell in love with Bernice’s fascinating work, and championed it to find the absolutely best publishing home.

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First, I was signed up by a literary agent who’s turned out to be the best agent I could have wished for, Martin Shaw of the Alex Adsett Agency. He returned my first email within hours and Continue reading

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