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

Bloomsbury Publishing acquires ‘bestseller-in-the-making’

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 … Read more

NIGHT SCHOOL: FRACTURE is the No. 1 bestseller in Poland

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, … Read more


Have a crazy story you want to share? What’s the craziest thing you’ve done for love? In the run up to Hodder’s publication of Emma Garcia’s hilarious debut novel, NEVER GOOGLE HEARTBREAK, they have created a fantastic site where we can share all our stories of love and heartbreak!  Whether it’s a … Read more

Thrills at the Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 was a huge success for the Madeleine Milburn Agency, with a record number of offers before and during the Fair. With a 150 back-to-back 30 minute meetings, the Agency saw publishers from over 40 different countries including the US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugual, Poland, Brazil, … Read more

‘Frankfurt book of the Fair’ author, C.J. Daugherty, talks to us about NIGHT SCHOOL

C.J. Daugherty, author of the hottest Young Adult début at the Frankfurt book fair 2011, is here to talk about her international success so far.  NIGHT SCHOOL, the first in a series, was published in the UK by Atom / Little, Brown in January to great critical acclaim.   Rights have already been bought by 17 different publishers who will each produce … Read more