What a successful year!
News Roundup from 2014 at the MM Agency
Night School: Fracture, the third book in the Night School series by C.J. Daugherty, is the No. 1 bestseller in Poland
Holly Martin’s love story, The Guestbook (Carina), hits * No.5 * on the Kindle bestseller list.
Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, acquires Anyone but Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp fighting off stiff competition from an inordinate number of other publishers. They will publish the first book in Spring 2015. There have now been a MASSIVE 18 translation deals for the series.
The Dark Inside (Simon & Schuster) by Rupert Wallis shortlisted for The Andersen Prize, the most prestigious literary award for children in Italy.
The Accident hits No. 31 in the Official UK Bestsellers chart and No. 6 overall on the Amazon Bestseller rank (UK Kindle Store) with 105 five star reviews. No. 1 in ‘Mystery’ and ‘Murder’ (Kindle), and No. 1 in ‘Mystery’ (Books)
C.J. Daugherty’s fourth book, Night school: Resistance, comes in at position * No.2 * on the German Spiegel bestseller list, positioned just above Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch.
Madeleine Milburn announces the 2014 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Winner at the special Award Ceremony dinner held by the President of the College, Professor Janet Todd.
The Accident by C.L. Taylor sells over **100,000** copies since publication in April.
Mel Sherratt’s total sales reach ** 250,000 ** copies
C.J. Daugherty’s international bestselling YA series continues to dominate the bestseller lists abroad. Night School: Resistance remains in the top 20 on the German Spiegel Bestseller List for 4 weeks. Night School: Fracture hits No. 1 in the Children’s list in Israel.
Night School: Resistance is published in the UK by Little, Brown / Atom
The new Victoria Fox, Power Games, is published and hits *No. 5* on the Kindle Bestseller Chart
France Loisirs will publish the French book club edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter (Les lumières d’Assam) by Janet MacLeod Trotter, with an order of 80,000 copies, the club’s ‘Super Première’ novel
Third week in the Top 10 of the Irish Charts for One Wish by Maria Duffy
Wicked Ambition by Victoria Fox is No. 1 in Australian Kindle Charts!
C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld announce their co-written brand new YA series, The Secret Fire, to be published by Little, Brown / Atom in September 2015, with another title to follow in 2016.
Power Games by Victoria Fox is one of The Sun’s ‘Great Summer Reads’
Mel Sherratt is one of the first Amazon authors to be stocked in WHSmith and Waterstones
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne is No. 1 in the Waterstones School Chart
Power Games by Victoria Fox is Heatworld Summer Reads Special: ‘This is a riot of a book and pure, marvellous escapism from start to end’
Holly Martin shortlisted for three of the Festival of Awards categories 2014
The paperback edition of Luana Lewis’ Don’t Stand So Close is published by Transworld.
Telegraph journalist, Radhika Sanghani’s, debut novel VIRGIN published in the UK (Harlequin) and US (Penguin Random House / Berkley Books)
Holly Bourne appears at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and The Southbank Festival where she takes part in the Gender and Pop Culture event, chatting alongside Holly Smale, Non Pratt and the film actor Danny Lee Wynter. Holly also appears at the first ever YA Lit Con.
Soulmates makes the shortlist in two categories of the BookBlogger UKYA awards for ‘Best Contemporary’ and ‘Most Heart-breaking’!
The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft is published.
Mel Sherratt now shortlisted for CWA The Dagger in the Library Award!
Leeds Book Awards
A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson shortlisted for the 9-11 category, The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis for the 11-14 category and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne for the 14-16 category of the Leeds Book Awards.
International bestselling YA authors C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld sign books at the Montreuil Book Fair 2014
Lara Williamson of A Boy Called Hope shortlisted for 8 Book Awards
This year the MM Author Christmas Party was held at 54 The Gallery across the road from the office in Mayfair. A wonderful night had by all!
Based on the international bestselling Young Adult books by C.J. Daugherty, Night School the Web Series is launched!
C.L. Taylor is named as one of The Bookseller’s Top 10 bestselling adult fiction debut authors in 2014 for her psychological suspense debut, The Accident.
The Madeleine Milburn Agency has negotiated top book deals in over 30 countries worldwide this year. We love ALL our international editions.
We would like to congratulate ALL of our amazing authors for their hard work and incredible achievements this year! We are very proud to represent such a talented assortment of authors and look forward to many more success stories in 2015.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Maddy, Rosie, Cara and Rachael!