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.
Martin joined AAPS as a literary agent in 2015, after he left his position as chief book buyer at Readings to move to Germany with his family. Over the past five years, Martin has worked with authors such as Angela Meyer, Favel Parrett, Meg Mundell, Rodney Hall, Wayne Marshall and Patrick Allington, and more. He has become one of Australia’s most notable agents for high literary fiction, and we are proud to see him expand this success into his own agency.
Martin said today via twitter:
Announcement time! After several years now of having the privilege of making my own tiny contribution to the stable of @alexadsett – hands down Oz’s No. 1 literary agent! – I’m delighted to announce the launch of my own humble agenting venture:@ShawLiterary!
Shaw Literary will continue to have close ties with AAPS and we wish Martin the very best of luck. He can be reached at www.thebooksdesk.com.
For more information on submissions, please visit our Submissions page. Notwithstanding the normal submission rules, Alex is looking for all genres, including literary or commercial fiction with a great narrative, narrative non-fiction, and genre fiction with a fresh perspective.
Shout out to those in SE Qld, or want a sunny weekend break, I’m doing a workshop at Avid Reader Bookshop on Sunday 15th March – a behind the scenes look at publishing, agenting, contracts and copyright, and possibly some pitching-for-the-love-of-everything-don’t-dos. Come along, but just a couple of spaces left! Bookings here.
And if you want to see where else I will be speaking in 2020, the updated list is here.