International Rights

International Rights

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is dedicated to selling the international translation rights for our authors as widely as possible. The agency has an extensive network of contacts around the world and prides itself on getting significant translation deals in multiple territories.

Each country is important to us as we want our authors to be international bestsellers.  The International Book Fairs including the London Book Fair, Bologna Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt book fair are the main rights events in the calendar year, and all our submissions are carefully planned around these fairs to encourage as much interest as possible in the translation rights, UK & US rights and Film & TV.

Below is a selection of the international covers of our titles:

We work directly with international publishers across the globe, except for the following territories, where we work closely with international co-agents:

  • Bulgaria: Katalina Sabeva at Anthea, Sophia
  • China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia: : Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency, Taipei
  • Hungary: Katalin Katai at Katai & Bolza, Budapest
  • Japan: Miko Yamanouchi  at Japan Uni Agency, Tokyo
  • Korea: Danny Hong at Danny Hong Agency, Seoul
  • Russia & Ukraine: Elizabeth Van Lear & Olga Baykova  at Van Lear Agency, London & Moscow
  • Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Macedonia: Vuk Perisic & Mila Perisic  at PLIMA Literary Agency, Belgrade
  • Turkey: Atilla Izgi Turgut at Akcali Copyright Agency, Istanbul

Print         Bologna Children's Book Fair      Frankfurt Book Fair        Book Expo

Latest Deals

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, … Read more

MM Literary Agency at the London Book Fair

  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 … Read more

Two MMLA authors selected for The Observer’s 2017 debut novelists

  We’re incredibly proud to see two of our authors on the list of eight 2017 debut novelists to watch in The Observer this weekend.   Gail Honeyman was one of two MMLA authors to be selected for her debut novel ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, which is to be … Read more

Dutch Publication FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis

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.

Interview with C.J. Tudor, author of Frankfurt sensation THE CHALK MAN

C.J. Tudor, author of the Frankfurt Book Fair sensation The Chalk Man, talks to us about her experience so far.  The MM Agency has sold rights to her fastest-selling debut novel in 38 territories including major rights deals with Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph in the UK and Penguin Random House / Crown in the US.   … Read more