Hachette Australia and MUP announce that Hachette Australia has acquired the rights to the 'On Series'
Fiona Hazard, Group Publishing Director of Hachette Australia is delighted to announce that, effective 2nd January 2020, Hachette Australia has acquired the rights to Melbourne University Press’ popular ON SERIES.
The list of over thirty titles includes bestsellers such as On Father by John Birmingham, On Lust & Longing by Blanche d’Alpuget, On Mother by Sarah Ferguson, On Quiet by Nikki Gemmell, On Identity by Stan Grant, On Doubt by Leigh Sales and On Violence by Natasha Stott Despoja.
Louise Adler, Publisher-at-Large, will have a focus on acquiring for the series, together with all Hachette publishers.
Fiona Hazard says, ‘I’ve long admired this series of little books that pairs Australia’s leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of life’s big ideas and I’m delighted to welcome all of the ON SERIES authors to Hachette. We’ve very much looking forward to working with them, continuing the series and attracting Australia’s best and brightest to write for it’.
Louise Sherwin-Stark, CEO, says, ‘The authors published by the ON SERIES are those driving the social and political conversation in Australia today. We live in a time when the quality of debate and big ideas has never been more important, and we look forward to contributing to Australia’s intellectual wellbeing. The books are passionately hand sold by booksellers and loved by readers and festival goers all over the country and we are delighted that the series will continue to thrive and grow here at Hachette.’
Nathan Hollier, CEO, MUP, says, ‘I congratulate all involved at Hachette for their enthusiastic embracing of this series into the future and MUP’s Acting CEO Richard Tegoni on negotiating this sale.’
ADS will start full distribution for the ON SERIES front and backlist from Wednesday 1st January 2020. Hachette Account Managers will begin subscribing new release titles in January 2020. MUP will continue to sell 2019 new release titles until the end of the year.
All titles in stock will be supplied by UBD (on behalf of MUP) until 31st December 2019, and all outstanding dues at COB on this date will be transferred from UBD (on behalf of MUP) to ADS.
Customers should make payments for accounts due to the originating distributor.
The cut-off date for the physical return of stock to UBD is 27th December 2019. ADS will be unable to approve or accept any returns for stock not supplied by ADS. Please address any sales or distribution queries to
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