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

THE CHALK MAN by C.J. Tudor: Meet the Author behind the 2018 sensation

  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.   … Read more

Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward hits 12 territories

  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 … Read more

Alice Sutherland-Hawes on Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

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 … Read more

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