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Lack of diversity in Australian publishing

Lack of diversity in Australian publishing

“If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else” – Toni Morrison Like everyone, I have been shocked and horrified by the violent racial discrimination exploding once again in the US, and shamed and horrified by the ongoing racial discrimination here...

Smashed Avocado TV Deal

Smashed Avocado TV Deal

Alex Adsett Publishing Services is delighted to announce the sale of film and television rights for Nicole Haddow’s Smashed Avocado: How I Cracked the Property Market and You Can Too (published by Nero) to the incredible team at Good Thing Productions. The sale was...

Film Option for The Giant and the Sea

Australian Production Company Like A Photon Creative has optioned The Giant and the Sea and will look to make it into a short film. A timely and powerful take on climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope. Hachette Australia’s...

Shaw farewells AAPS to start own agency

After five years working under the umbrella of Alex Adsett Publishing Services, Martin Shaw has today announced he is establishing his own literary agency, Shaw Literary, and will continue to build a stable of authors under his own banner. Martin joined AAPS as a...

Aurealis Awards 2019

Hugest congratulations to the amazing Aurealis shortlistees for 2019, including our own Alan Baxter, Aidan Doyle, Angela Meyer, Marlee Jane Ward (Prisoncorp) and Meg Mundell (The Trespassers)! Prisoncorp is shortlisted for Best Novella, and concludes Marlee's award...

Avid Reader workshop

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....

New sale from agent Martin Shaw

Martin writes, In late 2018, I read a most remarkable novella - & I haven’t stopped banging on about it ever since, basically! Namely Jen Craig’s Panthers & the Museum of Fire, a book which originally appeared in 2015 (and was long-listed for the Stella Prize...

New Consultation times

Alex is now accepting scheduled consultation appointments on Friday mornings for authors or publishers seeking to touch base on a few quick questions, or a longer strategic appointment. BOOK HERE if you wish to lock in a 15 min or 60 min appointment with Alex on...

Authors For Fireys Auction

***** UPDATE 20th January 2020***** The numbers are in, the #authorsforfireys auction has raised more than half a million dollars! I am proud and honoured that bids to pitch to AAPS raised FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS of this. (Seriously $15,000!). The two official...

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