Following on from Shannon Horsfall’s debut picture book Was Not Me, comes the adorable Nomax. He’s been chomped up by Harper Collins for publication in 2017, and we couldn’t be more proud to introduce him to you.
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!
We are delighted to announce the explosion onto the Australian publishing scene of a fresh, new voice, with the acquisition by Penguin Australia of Sasha Wasley’s Australian rural romance, the Daughters of the Outback series. Dear Banjo will be published in 2017, and introduces Willow ‘Banjo’ Patterson and her sisters, as they live in and around their father’s cattle station in Western Australia.
Sasha is an exciting new talent from Swan Valley wine region of WA. She has published some new adult and YA novels as S.D Wasley, and Dear Banjo is her first commercial adult fiction.
We at AAPS were lucky enough to sign Sasha up to the agency a few months ago, and have been sitting on this news with glee as the fine print was finalised. We are delighted to be able to officially welcome Sasha to AAPS and congratulate her on this brilliant step in her writing career!