There’s no one better to pitch The Chalk Man than the author herself, C.J. Tudor. Ever since the book became the big hit of Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, selling into 39 territories, readers have been eagerly awaiting January 2018 when the book will finally be published around the globe. You might still have a Read More
We are thrilled to announce a major new voice for the MM agency: Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward, a cinematic upmarket psychological mystery playing out on an international landscape. Erika Imranyi at HarperCollins / Park Row Books won a seven-way auction for US rights and has said that Beautiful Bad is a book Read More
With more than 200 meetings over the course of four days, the Frankfurt Book Fair is always a busy time, but it’s an intrinsically exciting one too and easily ranks as one of my favourite roles as Rights Agent. It is the perfect opportunity to meet foreign colleagues, pitch our wonderful authors, and hear what Read More
Today heralds the US publication of Fiona Barton’s hotly anticipated second book, The Child. When an evening newspaper reveals the remains of a baby unearthed at a construction site, The Child’s story will be told… In 2016 Fiona Barton’s explosive thriller, The Widow, became the bestselling debut hardback of the year, a Sunday 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
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!
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 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!
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
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
We’re thrilled that our debut author Teresa Driscoll has been shortlisted for the prestigious German Reader Award, Der Leserpreis 2015, for RECIPES FOR MELISSA (German title: “Fur Alle Tage die noch kommen”). The translation of Recipes for Melissa is one of just 16 titles with publisher Droemer Knaur shortlisted from 4,900 national nominations across a range of categories. Teresa’s Read More
The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is delighted with the outstanding success of Scottish author Gail Honeyman and her novel Eleanor Oliphant, which quickly became the most talked about book at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Pitched in the vein of bestsellers such as The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Read More
The Bookseller has featured the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency’s major deal news ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair for Michelle Adams’ psychological thriller If You Knew My Sister and a further book. Headline acquired Michelle Adams’ ‘compulsive’ debut thriller in a six-figure deal. ‘Commissioning editor Emily Griffin pre-empted British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to If You Read More
Summer has finally returned to London, and to celebrate we’re publishing another author interview summer post. This time we’ve interrogated Radhika Sanghani, author of the hilariously witty VIRGIN, the x-rated Bridget Jones book for the Y Generation, and up-coming sequel NOT THAT EASY: What’s your daily routine when you are writing? My job as a Read More
For our second summer interview with MM authors, we are quizzing Kate Ling whose forthcoming YA trilogy THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS will be published by Little Brown Kids next Spring and already has six foreign sales! What’s your daily routine when you are writing? Since I have a day job, I mostly write at night. Usually I start Read More
Saturday 18 July 2015: 12:30pm and 4:00pm C.J. Daugherty, author of the international bestselling Night School series and co-author of the upcoming Secret Fire series, will be appearing on a panel at YALC to talk about writing strong characters at 12:30pm on the 18th July. She will also be signing copies of her books. C.J. will Read More
Goldsboro Books hosted the fourth Crime in the Court evening on the 25th June to coincide with Independent Booksellers Week. This event celebrates crime fiction, and crime fans gathered to meet the best crime writers published today. MM Agency author Fiona Barton attended with her publisher Transworld (also the publisher of The Girl on the Read More
Thérèse Coen will join the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency as Rights Agent in July, and Sarah O’Halloran will join the agency as a Literary Agent in August Thérèse Coen moves from her position as Rights Executive at Ed Victor Ltd, where she managed foreign rights across both the Ed Victor list 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
The Madeleine Milburn Agency is delighted to announce the phenomenal international rights deals for a brand new children’s book, Caleb Krisp’s Anyone But Ivy Pocket, a darkly whimsical and wickedly funny tale of a twelve-year-old maid of no importance who finds herself at the very heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, ghosts and murder. Harry Read More
Fracture, the third book in the Night School series by C.J. Daugherty, is the No.1 bestselling YA book in Poland. Fracture was published on the 5th of January and sold 700 copies at Empik stores on the first day of sales. You can follow C.J. Daugherty on her Facebook, Twitter, and the Night School Website Read More
Our bestselling thriller writer, Lee Child, is awarded an honorary degree from De Montfort University in Leicester. Watch fabulous coverage here, including his advice to students: ‘read now, read 10,000 books then start writing’ and, it’s never too late for the rest of us: ‘You’re looking at a guy who was 40 years old before he figured out Read More