Hi Team!

I am so excited to share with you that Affirm Press has acquired ANZ rights to my memoir, No Apologies.

I’m so grateful to my manager, Kath, who worked her butt off to help get me this book deal over the line and so I can share EVERYTHING Sharni with you all..

Thank you to Affirm press for buying into my story and becoming a part of “Team Layton”. I love you for coming on this journey with me.

It’s such an exciting time and I have been fortunate to be in lockdown reflecting on my life and career to date.

Please see the press release below, don’t forget you can register your interest in acquiring a copy in the “store” tab here on my website.


Affirm Press has acquired ANZ rights to multi-sports star Sharni Layton’s memoir, No Apologies, via Kathryn DeIulio of TLA.
Melbourne-based Layton is a former elite netballer and current all-Australian AFLW player at
Collingwood Football Club. No Apologies is a candid, hilarious, at times controversial and ultimately
inspiring story of a woman who overcame her insecurities once, as an athlete, to become the best in
her sport and again, as a woman, after she realised that life at the top felt like rock bottom.
In 2016, Layton was named International Netball Player of the Year and ANZ Championship Player of
the Year. But in contrast to the public perception of a world-class netballer at the top of her game,
behind closed doors Layton struggled with her mental health and broke down, unable to keep
‘I hope that this book is a reminder of the importance of living by your values and being true to your
authentic self. In opening up about my own struggles, I hope to help break the stigma around mental
health. It is okay to not be okay,’ said Layton.
Martin Hughes, Publishing Director at Affirm Press, said: ‘Sharni Layton is funny and fantastic;
whatever she sets her mind to she achieves. To reach the top of two sports takes a special kind of
determination. She’s an absolute dynamo and we’re delighted to be plugged into her irresistible
Affirm Press will publish No Apologies in March 2021.

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