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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year

  It seems Gail Honeyman‘s incredible 2017 isn’t quite over yet. Just two weeks ago, we shared the news that her stunning debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  was the bestselling debut of the year in hardback. Today, we can announce that this remarkable book has been chosen as WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year, and Read More

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is 2017’s bestselling hardback debut

  It’s fair to say that Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman has been capturing hearts everywhere with its quirky heroine and poignant depiction of loneliness. Since it was published in May by HarperCollins, it spent 10 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller list, 20 weeks in the Top 20 and has been optioned for film by Reese Read More

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Caledonia Novel Award: one week to enter

There’s just one week left to enter the Caledonia Novel Award, the exciting writing competition that Madeleine Milburn will be judging.  Whether you’ve been writing for years or have just started out, Madeleine is keen to read your work.   The Caledonia Novel Award is open to any unpublished or self-published writer from around the Read More

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NO ONE EVER HAS SEX ON CHRISTMAS DAY: Publication Day

  Christmas has come early in the form of a wonderfully festive book from No.1 bestselling author Tracy Bloom. Following on from No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and No-One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs, No One Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day is published today by Bookouture. Anyone who has dealt with Read More

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Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin: Publication Day

  Winter is definitely fast approaching, and we think it’s time to start mentioning that long-awaited word…Christmas!   And Christmas has arrived today on Hope Island, in the form of another warm, romantic read from Holly Martin: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove. The last in the Hope Island trilogy, following Spring at Blueberry Bay and Summer at Buttercup Read More

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The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club: Part One Publication

  Dive in to The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May, a wonderful and warm novel published in three digital parts, with Part One out today.   In this opening installment, we find Deb, newly separated from her feckless husband and struggling to start again on her own. When she begins to swim every day at Read More

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Publication Day: The Man I Thought You Were by Leah Mercer

  A tender, heartbreaking story of one couple’s relationship and secrets, The Man I Thought You Were by Leah Mercer is published today by Lake Union. Leah now has over a thousand 5* reviews for her previous novel Who We Were Before – an astonishing figure. The book was also a No.3 digital bestseller on Amazon.com Read More

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Caledonia Novel Award 2018

  To all unpublished writers!   The brilliant Caledonia Novel Award is now accepting entries for its 2018 competition. Based in Scotland, but with an international outlook, the award is open to all unpublished or self-published works from around the world, and has an excellent reputation for discovering writers who go on to sign deals Read More

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Celebrating Small Acts of Oliphant

  After Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine spent its fifth week in the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list, Friday 7th July was marked Eleanor Oliphant Day, a wonderful celebration for #SmallActsofOliphant.   From helping someone with their bag on the tube, or buying a Big Issue, to giving your parents a call for a Read More

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Two Top Ten Sunday Times Bestsellers

  Two of the top 10 Sunday Times bestsellers this week are MM Agency authors. What an incredible sentence to be able to write.   After just a partial week of sales, Fiona Barton‘s second novel The Child went straight into the chart at No. 9 making her a two-time bestselling author. The Widow, her Read More

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Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin: Publication Day

  As the recent heatwave becomes nothing more than a shimmer in our distant memory, Summer at Buttercup Beach by bestselling author Holly Martin is published today to remind us of what once was.   Bookouture publishes the second in the Hope Island series, which centers around Freya Greene who has hidden the fact that Read More

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Two MM Agency Bestsellers

  As the working week draws to a close, we are delighted that two of our authors have made themselves comfortable in the bestseller lists.   The Escape by C.L. Taylor is No. 4 in this month’s Bookseller rankings for eBook, with nearly 10,000 copies sold in May alone. The explosive no.2 Sunday Times bestseller sits alongside Read More

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Virgin by Radhika Sanghani series airs in US

  Virgin by Radhika Sanghani, which was optioned by Blackpills last year for their new on-demand video platform, is now airing across the globe this month. Published by Harlequin in the UK and Penguin Random House / Berkley in the US, Publisher’s Weekly described the novel as a ‘story for millennials…a wonderful blend of modern Read More

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UK Publication Day for Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is finally out in the UK today, published by HarperCollins.   Sold in 27 territories worldwide, and optioned by Reese Witherspoon who wants to star in a film adaptation of the novel, the love for Eleanor has been unstoppable. The Daily Mail called it “unforgettable, brilliant, funny & life-affirming” and Read More

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Publication Day for SPRING AT BLUEBERRY BAY by Holly Martin

  This gorgeous book is perfect to read in the sunshine as spring tiptoes round the corner – Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin is published today by Bookouture.   It’s already racing up the digital charts and has been getting incredible reviews, here are just a few of them: “To say I loved Read More

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Adult novel from YA bestselling author Holly Bourne to Hachette in six figure pre-empt

  Hodder & Stoughton has bought Holly Bourne’s first adult novel, When the Music Stops, hailed a “Bridget Jones for our time” as reported in The Bookseller.   Senior editor Emily Kitchin pre-empted British Commonwealth rights, including Canada, in two books from Madeleine Milburn. Hodder will publish in Spring 2018 in hardcover and e-book with Read More

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Mel Sherratt hits 100,000 copies with THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR

  We are absolutely delighted to announce that Mel Sherratt has sold over 100,000 copies of her suspense-filled detective thriller The Girls Next Door,  which was only published in November.   Congratulations Mel, what a huge achievement! We can’t wait to watch that figure grow even higher.   Buy it now if you haven’t already.    

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Fionnuala Kearney’s THE DAY I LOST YOU included in Bookseller’s Heatseekers

We were thrilled this week to see Fionnuala Kearney’s The Day I Lost You at No. 6 on The Bookseller’s Heatseekers Fiction after it reached No. 4 last week.   A beautiful story about a mother’s journey after losing her daughter in an avalanche, bestselling author Susan Lewis described The Day I Lost You as “Incredibly Read More

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WHO WE WERE BEFORE reaches No. 3 on Amazon.com Kindle Bestsellers

We are thrilled to see that Leah Mercer’s Who We Were Before is number 3 on Amazon.com Kindle’s Bestsellers List! It is also the number one bestselling title in the Family Life, Women’s Fiction and Domestic Life categories.   The Kindle edition of this superb novel is flourishing in the UK as well, ranking third in Read More

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VIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani optioned by Blackpills

  The incredibly funny and relatable debut novel Virgin by Radhika Sanghani has been optioned by Blackpills for their new on-demand video platform. Publisher’s Weekly described the novel as ‘story for millennials is a wonderful blend of modern angst with old-fashioned sweetness.’   Blackpills will offer a similar service and mobile app to Netflix and Read More

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New German Paperback Covers for Teresa Driscoll

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

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Publication Day for THE SANTIAGO SISTERS by Victoria Fox

This beautiful book from the equally gorgeous Victoria Fox is published by HQ today, congratulations Victoria!   ‘The perfect beach read of the summer’ – Daily Express   They should have stayed as one. They couldn’t survive apart.   It was fate, forever destined to come to this: from birth to death, two halves of Read More

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THE FRENCH FOR series optioned by Rainmark Films

  We’re delighted to announce that Fiona Valpy‘s gorgeous The French For series including The French For Love, The French For Always and The French For Christmas has been optioned by Rainmark films.   Rainmark Films have worked on projects such as The Same Sky, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Into the Storm Read More

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SUMMER AT ROSE ISLAND by Holly Martin is published by Bookouture today

Summer at Rose Island, the third installment in Holly Martin’s bestselling White Cliff Bay series is published by Bookouture today.   Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. When Darcy Read More

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Mel Sherratt writing as Marcie Steele in the Top 10!

We are thrilled to see Mel Sherratt writing as Marcie Steele storm up the Amazon charts with her uplifting romantic tale of love and friendship, The Second Chance Shoe Shop, already at No.7!   For fans of Carole Matthews and Amanda Prowse, The Second Chance Shoe Shop (Bookouture) circles around a group of friends who Read More

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Publication day for THE DAY I LOST YOU by Fionnuala Kearney

Today sees the publication of Fionnuala Kearney‘s gorgeous second novel, THE DAY I LOST YOU, which is being published by HarperCollins.   When Jess’s daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes.   Left to explain her mother’s absence to Anna’s five-year-old daughter, Rose, Jess isn’t yet ready to admit to herself that her daughter Read More

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RECIPES FOR MELISSA by Teresa Driscoll Shortlisted for Leserpreis 2015

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

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Publication day for FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis

Luana Lewis‘s latest psychological suspense novel, Forget Me Not, has been published by Penguin Random House / Transworld. Translation rights have already been sold to the Netherlands (De Bezige Bij/Cargo), Brazil (Rocco) and France (Denoël).   A gripping suspense thriller perfect for fans of Jane Shemilt’s Daughter, Louise Doughty’s Apple Tree Yard and Claire Kendal’s Read More

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Publication day for NOT THAT EASY by Radhika Sanghani

Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani is published today by HarperCollins in the UK, appealing to fans of Girls and Caitlin Moran. Croatian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Serbian and Norwegian rights have already been sold. Penguin/Berkley will publish the US edition in November. Radhika Sanghani is a journalist writing for Telegraph Wonder Women, Read More

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Literary Agent Sarah O’Halloran’s Wish List

I started at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency last month and now that I’ve mastered the coffee machine I thought it was high time I let you know a little bit more about the kind of books that excite me.    I’m looking for upmarket commercial fiction, reading group fiction, accessible literary fiction, children’s and Read More

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The Misadventures of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow is published today!

Christie Barlow‘s second novel, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, is published today by Bookouture! Her first book, A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, shot up the best seller chart on Amazon and became Number 1 in the UK and US.  Christi has also just been nominated for the 2015 Bizmums Online Mum Read More

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Marcie Steele reveals herself to be Mel Sherratt

After a guessing game over Twitter using the hashtag #WhoisMarcieSteele, Mel Sherratt has revealed that she is behind the pseudonymous women’s fiction author Marcie Steele. Mel originally wrote STIRRED WITH LOVE in 1999, before starting to write her bestselling crime fiction. Bookouture will publish it for the first time on 3rd September this year. ‘Marcie’s’ Read More

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MM Agency Summer Post – Fionnuala Kearney

Happy Hump Day everyone! It’s not a particularly sunny one sadly, so we’re going to cheer ourselves up with another author interview, this time from the radiant Fionnuala Kearney, who’s fabulous debut YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE is out now with Harper Collins! What’s your daily routine when you are writing? It depends on what part of Read More

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MM Agency Summer Post – Radhika Sanghani

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

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Publication day for PLEASURE ISLAND by Anna-Lou Weatherley

PLEASURE ISLAND by Anna-Lou Weatherley is published by Bookouture in the UK and US today Secrets. Scandal. Betrayal. In Paradise, pleasure comes at a dangerously high price… Three couples each receive an exclusive invitation to a breathtakingly beautiful undiscovered island, nestled in the Aegean Sea.  But as the guests begin to enjoy everything the luxury Read More

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Publication day for THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO GETTING HITCHED by Sophie Hart

The Girl’s Guide to Getting Hitched by Sophie Hart is published today by Bookouture. Rule number one: Keep calm and marry on… When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? … Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is Read More

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UK publication day for You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney

You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney, launches as a debut paperback in the UK today. The book is already a top ten Irish Times bestseller, an Amazon debut of the month and a National Reading Group Shortlisted debut! Read Fionnuala’s interview with Reflections of a Reader ‘An incredibly well-plotted and intricate story’ Becca’s Read More

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Publication day for RECIPES FOR MELISSA by Teresa Driscoll

 Melissa Dance was eight years old when her mother died. They never got to say goodbye. Seventeen years later, Melissa is handed a journal written by her mother. As Melissa slowly makes her way through the precious book, reading the snippets of advice and cooking the dishes from the recipes she is also shocked to Read More

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Publication day for THE LIE by C.L. Taylor

The Lie by C.L. Taylor is published by Avon/ HarperCollins today! I know your name’s not really Jane Hughes…   Haunting and compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. If you liked psychological suspense thrillers such as Gone Girl, Before I Go to Sleep and Daughter, you’ll love this. We are all incredibly excited Read More

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Countdown to the publication of THE LIE by C.L. Taylor!

It’s THREE days until publication day for The Lie, the latest riveting psychological suspense novel by bestselling author C.L. Taylor (The Accident). Avon/HarperCollins will publish on the 23rd April. Pre-order your copy now! Last Monday, HarperCollins held a pre-launch for The Lie at their new premises in London Bridge where C.L. Taylor read from her Read More

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Fionnuala goes straight in at No.10!

Fionnuala Kearney’s wonderful debut YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE reaches No.10 in  Ireland’s original fiction chart this week. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE has already made it into Ireland’s Original Fiction Chart just one week after its publication! Past authors featured include Dan Brown, Jodi Picoult,  Jonasson Jonas and Hosseini Khaled. Fionnuala has Read More

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US Publication for THE TRAVELING TEA SHOP by Belinda Jones

Happy US publication Belinda! The Traveling Tea Shop is available in paperback for American readers today! Praise for Belinda Jones “Original and beautiful…totally enchanting and very moving.”—Carmen Reid “Wickedly funny, achingly romantic.”—Claudia Carroll “Deliciously entertaining.”—HEAT “Fast-paced, enthusiastic, good-hearted.”—Marie Claire “Definitely worth cramming in your suitcase.”—Cosmopolitan “A glitterball romp.”—Glamour “A sparkling read.”—OK!

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Counting down to the publication of YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE!

We are eagerly counting down the hours until the publication of Fionnuala Kearney’s  stunning debut:  YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE This fabulous book will be launched tomorrow in Dublin where the MM agency will be celebrating with Fionnuala and her publisher Harper Collins. ‘Definitely one for fans of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls’  The Read More

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The official paperback publication of One Wish

We’re delighted to announce the paperback publication of the wonderful ONE WISH by Maria Duffy! The latest book by Maria Duffy is an uplifting story of love and family set against gritty real-life problems. It looks wonderfully inviting sitting at 6th place on the fiction chart in WH Smith. ‘Funny and entertaining…an engaging and light-hearted Read More

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Festive Author Posts

In the lead up to Christmas 2014 we will publish a series of festive and inspirational posts written by the authors at The Madeleine Milburn Agency. Teresa Driscoll Teresa’s debut RECIPES FOR MELISSA will be published by Bookouture in Spring 2015 with foreign rights sold in Germany, Israel and Brazil. ‘Christmas jumpers welcome….but NO cardigans!’ Read More

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Festive Author Posts

In the lead up to Christmas 2014 we will publish a series of festive and inspirational posts written by the authors at The Madeleine Milburn Agency. RADHIKA SANGHANI Radhika Sanghani is a writer for The Telegraph, writing news, features and profiles about women and women’s issues. Radhika’s debut novel V!RG!N (Harlequin,  2014) is an x-rated Bridget Jones Read More

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Festive Author Posts

In the lead up to Christmas 2014 we will publish a series of festive and inspirational posts written by the authors at The Madeleine Milburn Agency. ANOUSKA KNIGHT  Contemporary women’s fiction author, Anouska Knight, has published two  heart warming novels: A PART OF ME (Harlequin, 2013) and SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE (Harlequin, 2014) ‘A brilliant page turner… Read More

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Radhika Sanghani promotes gender-neutral book covers!

In a recent article for The Telegraph Radhika Sanghani welcomes Ladybird’s decision to produce gender-neutral book covers for children and claims other publishing houses should wake-up and follow suit. In the article Radhika emphasizes how gender stereotypes have been consistently prevalent in all forms of media, most notably, in children’s merchandising. She explains how gendered covers Read More

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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS film out soon!

At the Madeleine Milburn Agency we are all getting excited for the film release of Cally Taylor‘s hugely popular novel, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, produced by Jump Start Productions. The action-packed romantic comedy starring April Pearson, Karl Davies, Lucy Griffiths and Darren Nesbit willl be out on December 5th in selected cinemas and on demand. In Read More

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One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin is out now

One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin, published by Carina, is available on Kindle now The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn’t get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again! It’s Christmas in Read More

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Bestselling author Victoria Fox shares writing advice

“It goes to show that no market is too crowded for another voice, so long as that voice has style, confidence and good, memorable characters…” Bestselling author, Victoria Fox, who used to assess submissions herself, shares invaluable writing advice in her most recent article for The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. She talks about how to Read More

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US publication day for VIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani

Virgin by Radhika Sanghani is published today in the US by Penguin Berkley! Berkley has simultaneously released its two different paperback editions: American readers get your copy now! UK readers don’t have long to wait – Virgin will be published in September by Harlequin. For a sneak preview of the book – read the first Read More

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ONE HUNDRED PROPOSALS by Holly Martin is No. 14 in the Kindle Store!

One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin  No. 14 in the Kindle Store No. 1 in Contemporary Romance No. 1 in Women’s Fiction / Humour Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in romance. That is, they run the.PerfectProposal.com, coming to the aid of would-be grooms to create the ultimate marriage proposal. But when Harry decides Read More

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ONE WISH by Maria Duffy is the Ireland:AM book club choice for August!

One Wish by Maria Duffy has been chosen by Ireland AM on TV3 as their book club choice for August Previous months have featured books by Shelia O’Flanagan, Joseph O’Connor, Donna Tartt and Helen Fielding  Ireland:AM invites viewers to send in reviews during the month for the chance to win a prize. Click here to Read More

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Third week in the Top 10 of the Irish Charts for One Wish

Bestselling Irish author Maria Duffy celebrates a third week in the Top 10 of the Irish Charts with her new novel One Wish Homelessness. Infertility. Eating disorders. The struggles of single parenthood. Hardly the pink, fluffy stuffing of your average chicklit plot, is it? – See more at: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/book-reviews/pink-and-fluffy-but-this-chicklit-novel-also-has-a-dark-side-30424389.html#sthash.L8ndxBA8.dpuf Homelessness. Infertility. Eating disorders. The struggles Read More

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MM Agency: News & reviews

Girl on a Train by A.J. Waines is No. 8 in the Amazon Best Seller list for Psychological Crime & Thrillers Buy the kindle edition now * French Book Club edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter France Loisirs will publish the French book club edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter (Les lumières d’Assam) by Janet Read More

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THE NO-KIDS CLUB is today’s Kindle Daily Deal

The No-Kids Club by Talli Roland is on offer today, as part of Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal. At almost forty, Clare Donoghue is living child-free and loving it. Then her boyfriend says he wants kids, breaking off their promising relationship. And it’s not just boyfriends: one by one, her formerly carefree friends are swallowed up Read More

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Sunlounger 2 available for 99p for a limited time!

Belinda Jones’s Sunlounger 2 is an anthology of 44 sun-kissed stories from some of the hottest names in women’s fiction, including Madeleine Milburn Agency authors Belinda Jones, C.L. Taylor, Talli Roland, Holly Martin, Anna-Lou Weatherley, Carrie Duffy, Martel Maxwell and Sophie Hart. Available now on kindle for 99p! Sunlounger was the #1 Short Stories Bestseller Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

Maria Duffy at her book launch in Dubray Books in  Dublin ©Ger Holland Photography One Wish, Maria’s fourth novel, has gone straight in at No. 8 in the Top Ten Original Fiction through Nielsen * Power Games by Victoria Fox reviews roundup Power Games is in Heat magazine’s top 5 books alongside the latest releases Read More

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“Power Games is my most shocking, sexy and dangerous novel to date”

Victoria Fox, the writer behind this sensational new novel, tells us that “Power Games is my most shocking, sexy and dangerous novel to date….Glam-fiction should read like a movie: a sexy, wicked thriller. Every scene is explosive. Every character inspires love or hate. Every twist and turn is stomach-flippingly exciting… Deadly shark attacks, crocodile combat, Read More

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Publication day for POWER GAMES by Victoria Fox

Power Games by bestselling author Victoria Fox is published today. ‘Sexy, fun and full of scandal. You won’t be able to put it down’  5* Review, Heat ‘It’s no secret that Now loves a Victoria Fox novel but this is her most outrageous bonkbuster yet’  Now ‘Like Louise Bagshawe, but cooler, Fiona Walker with more Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

Paperback publication day for Where Memories are Made by Lynda Page Jolly’s campers are guaranteed to have a holiday to remember, but that’s not always easy to achieve thanks to the array of colourful characters who pour through Jolly’s gates. Following on from The Time of our Lives, Lynda Page’s nostalgic saga of fun, frolics Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

The Accident by C.L. Taylor sells over 100,000 copies Sales figured for The Accident  (Avon) have reached a staggering ** 101,892 copies **  across ebook and print, since its publication in April. Mel Sherratt’s total sales reaches ** 250,000 ** copies This week Mel, bestselling author of Taunting the Dead and The Estate Series, also Read More

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Publication day for One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin is published by Carina today! ‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal? Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s Read More

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Talli Roland’s wonderful new novel The No-Kids Club is published today

Talli Roland’s wonderful new novel The No-Kids Club is published today, exploring what it’s really like not to have children… Moving and uplifting, The No-Kids Club, is a truly refreshing  story about Clare Donoghue who is tired of people asking when she plans to have kids even though her “biological clock” is ticking.   Her Read More

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Tigers, Tennis and Tea Parties: Janet MacLeod Trotter discusses The Planter’s Bride at book launch

The true story that inspired The Planter’s Bride by Janet MacLeod Trotter In a tale of tigers, tennis and tea parties Janet MacLeod Trotter will be talking about the real life experience of her grandparents, who trekked into remote parts of the Himalayas in 1920s India, and how this inspired the latest novel in her Read More

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Madeleine Milburn announces the 2014 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Winner

Last night, literary agent Madeleine Milburn announced the winner of the 2014 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize at the special Award Ceremony dinner held by the President of the College, Professor Janet Todd. The prize was judged by Madeleine Milburn and Lindsey Traub, an Emeritus Fellow of the College who has been both the College Lecturer Read More

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The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones Publication Day

Congratulations to our bestselling author of over ten novels, Belinda Jones, on the publication of her latest novel, The Travelling Teashop.  Hodder publish in the UK today. The novel has already received praise from several publications including Novelicious that gave it 9/10 and said it  ‘combined two of my favourite pastimes – travelling and eating Read More

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MM Agency: News and Reviews

C.J. Daugherty C.J. Daugherty’s Night School series is a German bestseller Night School Resistance (Book 4)  is in * * No. 1 * * on the Kindle charts in Germany C.J. recently went to the Oetinger offices in Germany to sign 400 copies of Night School Resistance She will be returning to Germany tomorrow, for Read More

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1st day of filming of Cally Taylor’s romantic comedy HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Jump Start Productions is celebrating the beginning of production for their new feature film Home For Christmas by our author Cally Taylor.  Take a peek: https://www.facebook.com/homeforchristmasfilm … They hosted a Red Carpet Royal Gala evening in Brighton to mark the start of filming, and their leading man Karl Davies was interviewed on ITV Daybreak.  The cast also Read More

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HarperCollins book deal for debut writer Fionnuala Kearney

Congratulations to Fionnuala Kearney for her three book deal with HarperCollins / HarperFiction.  Madeleine Milburn negotiated  the deal with Publishing Director, Kimberley Young, who will publish the first book in the contract, You, Me and Other People in 2015.  She gave Fionnuala a glowing endorsement: “There are some authors who deliver story and some who Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News & Reviews and Bologna Book Fair 2014

Bologna Book Fair 2014 : The Madeleine Milburn Agency is excited to attend the Bologna Children’s Book Fair from Monday 24th – Friday 28th March 2014. The Agency has over fifty meetings with international publishers, American editors and Film & TV scouts.  Milburn will be pitching the Agency’s budding list of children’s titles. * C.J. Read More

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Amazon Publication of The Pollyannna Plan

Huge congratulations to Talli Roland on the publication of The Pollyanna Plan.  Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, launched their edition today with a publicity banner on the Kindle Homepage itself, calling it ‘heartfelt and funny’: The Agency is thrilled with their ambitious publishing plans, particularly for the US market. Talli’s debut novel The Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News and Reviews

Emma Garcia’s Never Google Heartbreak launched in America ‘Clever, witty and downright hilarious,’ Never Google Heartbreak by Emma Garcia has now been launched in America (Bookouture). US readers can buy copies on Amazon, iBookstore and Barnes & Noble * Karen Ross Mother of the Year launch On Monday we celebrated the launch of the Lucy Read More

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Wicked Ambition is published in America today

Scandalous, sexy and page-turningly brilliant, Wicked Ambition is published in America today (Bookouture), available on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Victoria Fox’s latest bonkbuster is perfect for fans of Jackie Collins, Tilly Bagshawe and Tasmina Perry. “I think Wicked Ambition might be my naughtiest, sexiest book yet…  Now Magazine said ‘After you’ve finished reading Ms Fox’s latest scandalicious bonkbuster, you’ll Read More

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Mother of the Year published ahead of Mother’s Day

Congratulations to Karen Ross on the publication of Mother of the Year (Random House / Ebury Publishing). Mother of the Year is an engaging comedy about a mother and daughter’s minefield relationship with real depth and heart. Karen wanted to explore this relationship for very personal reasons: “My own mother died young.  So growing up, Read More

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Top 10 bestseller for the MM Agency

Congratulations to Holly Martin whose love story, The Guestbook, is at * No.5 * on the Kindle bestseller list.  Within the space of a day, The Guestbook (published by Carina UK) climbed the charts from No.32 to the Top 10. The Guestbook won Harlequin UK’s digital 1st imprint Carina UK’s Valentine’s Day 2014  award.  It Read More

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