Nerrilee Weir is the Senior Rights Manager at Penguin Random House Australia. Originally joining the company in 1998, Nerrilee 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 finalising of contracts. Nerrilee is a veteran of more than 50 book fairs including Frankfurt, London, Bologna, Taipei and Guadalajara, as well as undertaking sales trips to specific markets including North America and other markets.
In association with the Australia Council for the Arts, Austrade and the Australian Publishers Association, Nerrilee was the Project Leader for the Australian presence at the Taipei International Book Exhibition for ten years (2007-2016) as well as Project Leader for publishing delegations to Korea (2016 and 2017) and China (2017).
Nerrilee has presented seminars for the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Society of Authors, the University of Sydney and the Canadian Publishers Association. She has also participated in or chaired panels for the Visiting International Publishers program and at international book fairs.
Nerrilee is the former Chair, Arts Practice, Market and Audience Development, Australia Council for the Arts.