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

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Italian and Norwegian THE GIRL WITH NO PAST by Kathryn Croft

This month sees the exciting publication in Italy and Norway of one of our best-selling psychological suspense novels, THE GIRL WITH NO PAST, by Kathryn Croft. A gripping suspense full of unexpected twists and turns, with over 400,000 copies sold in the UK by Bookouture, and top 5 Amazon Bestseller spots … Read more

First Foreign Publications of THE WIDOW

After achieving both SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER status in the UK and the US, Fiona Barton’s THE WIDOW has started hitting the foreign shelves in translation. We’ve sold the book in a record 32 languages so far, and publications are coming in thick and fast. Here are … Read more

ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET hits the New York Times Bestseller List

We’re over the moon that everyone’s favourite mischievous housemaid, Ivy Pocket, has hit the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list at number 4 in ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET:   Ivy’s whimsical and wickedly funny adventures, written by Caleb Krisp, have now sold in 23 languages worldwide and the film rights … Read more

Publication Day for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the utterly mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling. It is the first book in a trilogy and is being published by Little, Brown.   “This is how it feels to realise that your whole miserable life and everything in it has never … Read more

Madeleine Milburn Agency at the Bologna and London Book Fairs

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency had a packed but wonderful time at the Bologna and London Book Fairs this year selling rights to international publishers worldwide.   The Children’s Book Fair, held every year in Bologna, came first and we attended for a short but intense three days. Meetings mostly took place at the … Read more