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Hello and welcome to May. This month I had the pleasure of presenting at the 2017 Round Table Conference on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities. This enlightening event has underlined the importance of collaborating with both creators and readers to ensure our books are accessible to all.

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair is almost here and we have just received good news – Pandamonia by Chris Owen and Chris Nixon has been chosen for inclusion in the Hello! from Australia Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition at the 2017 Fair.

The world premiere of Hellie Turner’s The Lighthouse Girl is set to take place in Albany, the birthplace of the much-loved Anzac story. Based on Dianne Wolfer’s acclaimed books, Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, the play will premiere at the Albany Entertainment Centre on 22 April before its Perth season at the State Theatre […]

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I’m just back from a busy two days in Melbourne attending the APA’s ‘Indies Forum’ and catching up with our Penguin Random House distributors. As a member of the APA’s Independent Publishers Committee I participated in the forum, which drew an audience of around 100, evenly split between independent booksellers and publishers. It was a great […]

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Darcy Moon has gone purple! This is the new North American cover for Catherine Carvell’s Darcy Moon and the Deep-Fried Frogs – now renamed Darcy Moon and the Aroona Frogs for American audiences. The book was published by Star Bright Books in June.

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This is the beautiful new UK cover for The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson. We love seeing how different countries interpret our books through their covers. By the way, it’s accompanied by one of our favourite office treats, cumquat cake, baked by me but using Anna Gare’s recipe from Homemade.

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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.

Crime writer Alan Carter was in Europe last month for a three-nation tour of France, Switzerland and Spain. He was promoting his novel Prime Cut, which has just been released in French and Spanish as Morceaux de Choix and Corte Perfecto respectively.

We All Sleep by Ezekiel Kwaymullina will be read aloud on a new episode of Play School for ABC Children’s TV to air later this year.

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Hello and happy new year! I’m sure that, like me, you’ve already forgotten the holidays and are back at the coalface. In 2016 Fremantle Press will be celebrating middle age. Yes, folks, we’re turning 40.

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The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. As we approach the end of 2015, we are thrilled that Paisiello Pictures in California have optioned the film rights to Liz Byrski’s In Love and War.

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Hello and welcome to November! It’s hard to believe the year is almost over and Christmas is full steam ahead.

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The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. Alan Carter’s success in Germany continues. Last week we were delighted to hear from our European publishing friends that Edition Nautilus had sold the pocketbook rights for Alan Carter’s Prime Cut to Droemer Knaur, one of Germany’s biggest publishers.

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The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. We were thrilled to learn from our USA distributor IPG last week that Shimmer by Lynda Nixon and Jennifer McBride and Salt Story by Sarah Drummond have been chosen to feature on Southwest Airlines in October this year.

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The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. With Liz Byrski’s In Love and War: Nursing Heroes receiving a warm reception both here and overseas, we are delighted to announce that the book is now available as a print-on-demand title via Ingram Spark UK.

Popular children’s book The Last Viking will be read at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, Washington, this November as part of a Nordic Stories series.

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The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey turned 35 on Anzac Day 2015. First published by Fremantle Press and now licensed to Penguin, the bestselling memoir has gone on to have a long and (need I say it?) ‘fortunate’ life. This week Whoa Flamingo purchased the option for this […]

Whoa Flamingo has optioned the film and television rights to Fremantle Press children’s titles Mystery at Riddle Gully and Riddle Gully Runaway, both by Jen Banyard.

 A selection of Fremantle Press titles are set to reach new audiences following recent rights acquisitions by two Spanish publishers.

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The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. Life in publishing is never dull – especially when it’s your job to find new writers and new stories. But sometimes it’s the old, and not the new, that makes working in this industry exciting. That was the case when I had the privilege of viewing an incredibly […]

Two more Fremantle Press novels are heading to the UK. The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr and The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson will be published by Aardvark Bureau.

The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns illustrator James Foley gives us an update on his trip to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. Acclaimed artist and Fremantle Press illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft is one of two Australian nominees for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser. Over 120 people dragged themselves away from a Dockers home game to attend the launch of Bad Seed by Alan Carter at New Edition Bookshop this month. It was a great celebration for the third book in the Cato Kwong series and one which coincided with the launch […]