Rights sold to Taiwan, China, Germany and Albania

Can a skeleton have an x-ray

Welcome to June, everyone. I feel as if my feet have barely touched the ground these past few weeks. The team here has been airborne as often as not – both literally and figuratively.

Children’s publisher Cate Sutherland represented Fremantle Press at this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia Conference and was on hand to see Sister Heart shortlisted for a CBCA Award. Marketing and communications manager Claire Miller was at the English Teachers Association of Western Australia’s conference with titles from Fremantle Press and Magabala Books – a partnership we’re very proud of. She has also just returned from the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore where she presented our books to international publishers and agents as well as to Disney and Nickelodeon. While there, Maria Alessandrino of the Perth Writers Festival and Denise Tan of Closetful of Books helped us launch Can a Skeleton Have an X-ray? by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Pandamonia by Chris Owen and Chris Nixon. Both were a huge hit with audiences in Singapore – which brings me to more exciting news.

The rights to Pandamonia have been purchased by Abula Press in Taiwan, and Hachette-Phoenix Cultural Development in China has purchased the rights to Can a Skeleton Have an X-ray? The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press has purchased the right to publish In Love and War by Liz Byrski in China too. In Europe, David Whish-Wilson’s Old Scores has been sold to Suhrkamp Verlag in Germany, and Peripheral Light by John Kinsella will be published by Aleph Klub in Albania.

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