It’s taken us a few days to recover from what was an exhilarating London Book Fair, but now we’re back with our feet on the ground, we’re happy to report that the book industry is as buzzing as ever. Meeting with over 150 publishers, not to mention 50 production companies and film scouts, we Read More
Happy Publication day to Luana Lewis; FORGET ME NOT is being published in the Netherlands by Cargo under the title VERGEET ME NIET. You can get your copy here.
Today is the French publication day for THE SECRET CITY by CJ Daugherty, the bestselling author of the NIGHT SCHOOL series, and Carina Rozenfeld. This is the second book in the ALCHEMIST CHRONICLES. Robert Laffont are publishing under the title LA CITÉ SECRÈTE. Here is their fantastic cover: THE SECRET CITY is published in the UK by Read More
Today is the publication of the Italian edition of the mesmerising LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by our very own Kate Ling. It’s being published by Il Castoro under their new HOT SPOT imprint. Here is their gorgeous cover: Make sure you get your copy of the Little, Brown edition here.
We’re incredibly excited to announce that C J Tudor‘s debut thriller, The Chalk Man has been acquired by Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph in a nine-way publisher auction as reported in The Bookseller. The book, due to publish on 11th January 2018 in hardback and e-book, is narrated by Eddie who receives a chalk Read More
Today is the Spanish publication of Eliza Wass‘ hauntingly beautiful THE CRESSWELL PLOT. Ediciones B are publishing as EN EL BOSQUE, with this amazing jacket: Congratulations to Eliza! You can get your UK copy here.
Ahoy matey! Today is the German publication of Simon Cherry‘s hilarious EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP, which Baumhaus are publishing with this fantastic cover: Congratulations to Simon and Eddy!
We’re very excited about today’s German publication of THE SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld. Oetinger, the publisher of the bestseller NIGHT SCHOOL are publishing “Die Entflammten” with this fantastic cover: Get hold of your UK editions here.
Droemer Knaur, Teresa Driscoll’s German publisher, have come up with absolutely gorgeous new jackets for the paperback publications of both RECIPES FOR MELISSA and LAST KISS GOODNIGHT. LAST KISS GOODNIGHT will publish on the 22nd of August, followed by RECIPES FOR MELISSA in February 2017. Fingers crossed the German readership love these designs as Read More
Receiving translated editions of our titles and seeing how foreign publishers have decided to present the book when it comes to the cover artwork is one of the most fun parts of foreign rights. Two wonderful new Korean editions have just published, which show just how different but equally beautiful different covers of the same books can Read More
We’re thrilled to share the cover for the Dutch edition of Luana Lewis’s chillingly captivating FORGET ME NOT, or in Dutch VERGEET ME NIET. Cargo will be publishing in the Netherlands on 10th of November 2016.
We’re very excited to reveal the more than gorgeous Russian cover for Lara Williamson’s prize-winning THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR: Ripol will be publishing, having already beautifully published Lara’s previous title A BOY CALLED HOPE equally beautifully (right). We cannot wait to see these hit the shelves in Russia! Usborne publish Lara’s Read More
Last week saw the Dutch publication of Kate Ling’s mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS. The wonderful people at Uitgeverij Moon published under the beautiful title EENZAAM EN EXTREEM VER WEG. This is their cover along with the rather gorgeous postcards they created for the occasion: Here’s one of the first fab blog reviews of Read More
Our favourite and most hilarious pirate quest EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP by Simon Cherry has now been published in the Netherlands by De Fontein. The Dutch title is DE SCHAT VAN GRUIZELKAAK: HET EERSTE AVONTUUR VAN EDDIE KEI. Here is their beautiful cover by Andrea Kruis – do note the rather excellent penguin. Read More
Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has now also become a bestseller in Spain! LA VIUDA entered the various bestseller charts at numbers 7, 9 and 10: We are over the moon that THE WIDOW is rapidly becoming an international bestseller!
We’re delighted that New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has entered the Italian Bestseller list at number 3! Congratulations to Fiona and fingers crossed it has a long life in the Italian charts!
Today is the Czech Publication of C.L. Taylor’s Sunday Times Bestseller THE LIE! Domino are publishing in the Czech Republic, (far left) and it is the perfect occasion for a round-up of all the recent foreign publications of THE LIE. From left to right after Domino’s, Jentas have published the Danish version of THE Read More
This month sees the exciting publication in Italy and Norway of one of our best-selling psychological suspense novels, THE GIRL WITH NO PAST, by Kathryn Croft. A gripping suspense full of unexpected twists and turns, with over 400,000 copies sold in the UK by Bookouture, and top 5 Amazon Bestseller spots in the UK and US! Read More
After achieving both SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER status in the UK and the US, Fiona Barton’s THE WIDOW has started hitting the foreign shelves in translation. We’ve sold the book in a record 32 languages so far, and publications are coming in thick and fast. Here are the beautiful translated editions out Read More
The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency had a packed but wonderful time at the Bologna and London Book Fairs this year selling rights to international publishers worldwide. The Children’s Book Fair, held every year in Bologna, came first and we attended for a short but intense three days. Meetings mostly took place at the stands of all the different Read More
We’re thrilled that C. L. Taylor’s gripping new book The Missing has reached the No. 1 spot on the Kindle Bestsellers chart. The Missing also continues to be a Top 10 Sunday Times paperback bestseller – this week at No.8. Congratulations to C. L. Taylor from everyone at the Madeleine Milburn Agency on this incredible Read More
Today is the publication of Eliza Wass’s haunting debut IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS, which is being published by Quercus Books. Pre-Publication Praise “it’s a breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Creswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame. A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along Read More
We’re absolutely delighted that C. L. Taylor’s dark new thriller THE MISSING is hitting the Sunday Times Bestseller List at number 6 this weekend, with nearly 30,000 copies sold within the first two weeks of publication. This is such an incredible achievement, especially given that her current competitors in the charts include James Patterson, Lee Child, Val Read More
The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency has secured the 30th foreign translation deal for Fiona Barton’s transatlantic bestseller The Widow. Further to being No.2 on The Sunday Times bestseller list in the UK, The Widow is now climbing the New York Times chart in the US and is already at No.9, and has hit the Globe and Read More
Fiona Barton’s much anticipated debut THE WIDOW is published by Transworld in hardback today. It has already been sold in 28 territories, and is set to be the next THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. Buy your copy here Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever Read More
Amongst many highlights, here are just a few of the magic moments we shared with our authors at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2015: C.L. Taylor became the No.5 Sunday Times Bestseller and No.1 ebook bestseller with her psychological suspense thriller The Lie (HarperCollins) TV rights to The Widow by Fiona Barton (Transworld) were optioned by Playground Television, the company behind the BBC’s adaptation Read More
The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency had a fabulous time at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year selling rights to international publishers worldwide. Thérèse, Sarah and Madeleine all took meetings with over 200 international editors in the International Rights Centre over the space of five days. We had an exciting guide to present, with hot new debut Read More
We are very excited to share Disney Hyperion’s cover for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass! THE CRESSWELL PLOT has been sold in the following foreign language territories so far: Chinese Complex: Star East, German: Magellan Verlag, Portuguese (Brazil): Verus Editora, Spanish: Ediciones B, Italian: Il Castoro Quercus will publish simultaneously in the UK – Read More
FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs is published today by Pan Macmillan A fiery girl. A grumpy dormouse. Prepare for a magical adventure! Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate. She’s desperate to meet new people and find out about the world. And, more than Read More
In a (seemingly vain) effort to render gloomy and grey London a little more cheerful and summery today, here is a new Q&A with our best-selling author Janet MacLeod Trotter. Janet is the author of mesmerising historical family sagas THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER and THE PLANTER’S BRIDE, as well as contemporary mysteries such as the captivating THE VANISHING OF RUTH. What’s your Read More
The Tea Planter’s Daughter by Janet MacLeod Trotter was published last week in France with the title Les Lumières d’Assam by Presses de la Cité. Copies were sent out to bloggers with packs of Assam tea, and the reviews have been excellent so far: “I had so much empathy for Clarrie and this is completely Read More
Last week, the MM team spent an intense, but highly fulfilling, three days at the London Book Fair 2015 meeting international publishers and producers from all corners of the globe. With prime positioning at the entrance of the International Rights Centre, under the spectacular skylights (in fluke 25 degrees heat!), we welcomed over 200 international publishers, scouts and Read More
Madeleine Milburn on the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 Q Why is the Frankfurt Book Fair so important? After London Book Fair, Frankfurt is the biggest event on the publishing calendar. It’s such an excellent opportunity to meet with publishers from all over the world: to learn about book trends and how other markets are Read More
C.J. Daugherty’s fourth book in the international bestselling Night School series has come in at position * No.2 * on the German Spiegel bestseller list. Night School: Resistance is positioned just above Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. The agency is ecstatic with this international success. Night School is translated into over 21 different languages and has Read More
Congratulations to C.L. Taylor on the publication of her gripping new psychological suspense book, The Accident (HarperCollins/Avon). C.L. Taylor likens publication day to New Year’s Eve on her author website. Her book deal moment is also reported in Novelicious, and reviews can be read on Goodreads. The MM Agency is delighted with all the review Read More
C.J. Daugherty’s début, NIGHT SCHOOL, was published with great excitement by Oetinger in Germany at the end of July 2012. Rapidly selling 17,000 copies in the first three days of sales, it has already shot straight into the extended Spiegel Bestseller list. Whilst reading NIGHT SCHOOL, we are constantly made to ask ourselves: ‘Who can you trust when no one seems to be Read More
C.J Daugherty first submitted her manuscript, NIGHT SCHOOL, back in January 2011. We worked on it editorially for the first few months before I submitted exclusively to Stephenie Meyer’s UK editor, Sam Smith at Atom / Little Brown. From the moment I read the manuscript I knew she would be the right editor and that Christi Read More