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
The Frankfurt Book Fair this month saw an abundance of deals being made by the agency – including 37 languages now sold for C.J. Tudor’s debut The Chalk Man – Madeleine took a moment to speak to Tom Tivnan from The Bookseller about the fair, taking a book from the … Read more
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 … Read more
Today is the publication of the Italian edition of the mesmerising LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by our very own Kate Ling. It’s being published by Il Castoro under their new HOT SPOT imprint. Here is their gorgeous cover: Make sure you get your copy of the Little, Brown edition … 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 … 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.