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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Dark Moon by Leisl Leighton OUT NOW!

The fabulous paranormal romance Dark Moon by Leisl Leighton is now available from Penguin Destiny and all good ebook retailers.

Lately, Skye Collins has been unable to shake the feeling that she’s being watched. After a lifetime spent hiding her true nature, she knows that any unusual attention is something to be wary of.  And the only attention she’s been receiving lately is from the intense and attractive Jason McVale.

Jason claims to know things about Skye that can’t be true, and it’s obvious he’s hiding secrets of his own. Yet despite herself, Skye can’t resist the attraction between them, and her surrender will set in motion a chain of events that will have consequences for everyone she holds dear.

See some of the great interviews with Leisl about Dark Moon here and here.

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Hot and sexy romance The Sorcerer’s Spell sold to Harper Impulse

We are very pleased to announce that The Sorcerer’s Spell by Donna Maree Hanson, writing as Dani Kristoff, will be published by Harper Collins Impulse in 2014. It is exciting that Dani’s hot and sexy paranormal romance will be part of Harper Collin’s new Australian imprint and we can’t wait to see it finding new readers.


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Where to catch AAPS in 2014

We are based in Brisbane, so are often at author events at the wonderful Avid Reader Bookshop. Check out their calendar here. Otherwise, Alex or Paul will be at the following events throughout the year.

Adelaide Writers Festival – early March.

*Indies Down Under, Gold Coast  – 22nd March.

*Rainforest Writing Retreat, O’Reillys Northern NSW –  9-11 May.

Emerging Writers Festival, Melbourne – late May.

*Continuum, Melbourne – 6-9 June.

Launch of Chasing The Ace by Nicholas J. Johnson, Melbourne, 26-27 June. Continue reading

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Fair Trade: Applying Ethics to Ebooks

In this age of fast-paced technological change, readers are faced with more choice than ever as to how and where to acquire their reading material. No longer is buying a print book from your local bookshop the only option. Prices and sources differ vastly. But in the same way that consumers may wish to know the ethics of their purchasing decisions for clothing, electronics, coffee or chocolate, readers.

By definition, ‘ethical’ is a subjective term and, as with any question of morals, different people may have radically different views. Are you most concerned with making sure the author is fairly rewarded for their work, or do you want to help your local bookseller? Would you rather support the Australian publishing industry so that it can invest in more Australian authors, or do you want to grow your favourite genre? If you can identify where you want to invest your support as a booklover, then the ethical answer becomes clearer.

[This is an edited extract from Alex Adsett’s article ‘Fair trade: applying ethics to ebooks’, posted on the Australian Author Online on 3 February 2014. To read the full article, which explores different ‘ethical options’ that consumers face when shopping for ebooks, visit the website here.]

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Philippa Fioretti’s new romantic suspense released by Momentum

Philippa Fioretti’s fabulous new romantic suspense For One Night Only has been released in ebook by Momentum Publishers.

In Italy, passion and danger share the same bed.

When Ornella vacations in Sicily, she meets Hugh, an archaeologist working on a dig in the beautiful town of Taormina. Hugh convinces Ornella to join him on a trip to the island of Stromboli, where they hike up a live volcano at dusk.

After a passionate night together Ornella, an actress usually focused on her career, suspects she’s in love. But after breakfast the next morning, Hugh vanishes. Continue reading

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