Exporting to Australia


With a turnover of the retail book market that sits at almost $1 billion, the book market in Australia provides a number of opportunities for Canadian publishers to explore. In 2013, nearly 3,900 publishing entities in Australia produced just over 28,000 new titles.

Canadian export sales for 2014 show Australia as the top fourth overall market for rights and finished products, for both English and French-language publishers. Take this opportunity to hear what Australia has to offer as a potential export market for your books.

Topics include:

  • Licensing English language, translation, film, TV, and audio rights
  • Co-publishing opportunities
  • Exporting finished products
  • Reading and book buying habits
  • and much more

Your Host

Nerrilee Weir has been the Rights Manager at Penguin Random House Australia since 1998, and is responsible for selling rights in both the adult and children’s lists in all markets outside of Australia and New Zealand. Nerrilee handles English language rights sales (North America and the United Kingdom), translation rights sales, and film, television and audio rights. She is involved in the process from the initial pitch through to negotiation of offers, and finalizing of contracts.

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