Success Story: International rights sales of Australian-authored books 2008–2018

Australia Council for the Arts,
18 October 2021, Australia

Australian writing is read globally. Our carefully crafted words carry ideas, perspectives and culture well beyond our borders and return significant – and vital – revenue to the entire book publishing industry. For some writers, international rights revenue is their main source of income. For others, overseas markets provide a crucial supplement to local earnings. International markets also play a key role in international literary exchange, enhancing Australia’s reputation overseas. Our writers are recognised and celebrated internationally.