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Pitching opportunities with AAPS

Hi Everyone, We have just confirmed some exciting speaking and pitching opportunities for the last part of 2018, and updated the Where We Are page accordingly. Over the next few months, Alex will be taking manuscript assessments, or direct pitches … 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 … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIAN LITERARY AGENCY LAUNCHES ONTO SCENE

Brisbane-based literary agency Alex Adsett Publishing Services is quickly establishing itself as a successful force in the market.
After starting the agency only eighteen months ago, emerging agent Alex Adsett has successfully brokered sales of six books from eleven authors to publishers. Two deals were locked in during the 2013 Sydney Writers Festival, with a third finalised this week. More sales are currently under final negotiation.
“After more than a year of submitting our manuscripts to publishers, and receiving some great feedback but essentially a lot of rejections, it was such a pleasure to get these first sales,” Ms Adsett said.
“And to know there were publishers out there who loved these manuscripts as much as we did.”
AAPS focuses on under-represented areas of genre fiction, encompassing crime, science fiction, fantasy and romance. Continue reading

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Living Through Interesting Times

It has become more a mantra than even a cliché, but “we’re living in interesting times” is repeatedly chanted by book industry insiders. And aren’t we just! There are more opportunities for writers than ever before. That is, there are … Continue reading

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D Publishing: New Contract For A New Year

After facing prolonged criticism over the first two drafts of its publishing contract, D Publishing have released a new version of their publishing agreement in time for the new year. While the latest version includes genuine improvement, providing additional explanations … Continue reading

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