Three Fremantle Press books and two creators have been chosen to represent Australia at the 2015 Hello! From Australia exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy.

A new iPad application featuring picture books from Fremantle Press has been launched by local company Sumo. The Quality Time app will connect families whose parents are working away from home by allowing them to download picture books and read them together in real time.

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CEO Says

The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser.

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CEO Says

The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser.

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Here’s the latest update from CEO Jane Fraser.

My Superhero by Chris Owen and Moira Court has been selected for the prestigious 2014 White Raven list by the International Youth Library.

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Here’s the latest sales, rights and distribution update from CEO Jane Fraser.

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Here’s the latest sales, rights and distribution update from CEO Jane Fraser.

Massachusetts-based publisher Star Bright Books has bought the US rights to two Fremantle Press junior reads this week: The Amazing Spencer Gray by Deb Fitzpatrick and Darcy Moon and the Deep-Fried Frogs by Catherine Carvell.

Whisky Charlie Foxtrot by Western Australian author Annabel Smith will be published in North America early next year.

WA author Dianne Touchell’s debut novel is heading to Germany.

Crime novelist Alan Carter is getting warmer after signing deals that will see his Cato Kwong series published in Europe.

Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.

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A fair to remember

Fremantle Press illustrator Sonia Martinez shares highlights from her trip to the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Dianne Wolfer represented Australia at the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) conference in Bali where she presented a paper on ‘Anthropomorphism in Children’s Literature’ before heading to the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) for the Singapore launch of Light Horse Boy.

Ambelin Kwaymullina travelled to the Australian Writers’ Week in China where she was on hand for the launch of the simplified Chinese editions of her picture books; Crow and the Waterhole , The Two-Hearted Numbat , How Frogmouth Found Her Home and Caterpillar and Butterfly .

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Three days in Taipei

Foreign Rights Manager Clive Newman spent the lead-up to Chinese New Year at Taiwan’s Taipei International Book Exhibition.

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Rights updates

Fremantle Press titles joined the world stage at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this March with four titles on exhibition and a book in the internationally prestigious White Ravens list.

Lekkie Hopkins, Elizabeth Jolley and Sally Morgan were amongst 100 inspiring Western Australian women inducted into the inaugural hall of fame for the centenary anniversary of International Women’s Day 2011.

Caterpillar and Butterfly by Ambelin Kwaymullina and My Country by Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina have both been chosen for the ‘Hello from Australia’ Picture Book Exhibition at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2011.

The North American edition of Goldie Goldbloom’s novel The Paperbark Shoe won the 2011 GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction in the USA today.

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Rights sales

Romanian language rights for Marcella Polain’s historical novel The Edge of the World were licensed to Ararat s.r.l. this month.

Slovenian publisher MiS has purchased the rights to Destroying Avalon by Kate McCaffrey while German publisher Araki Verlag will publish a German language edition of True Country by Kim Scott.

Building on successful rights sales into South Korea and India, Fremantle Press has secured three new sales in Asia.