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

Excellent reception for the French edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter

The Tea Planter’s Daughter by Janet MacLeod Trotter was published last week in France with the title Les Lumières d’Assam by Presses de la Cité. Copies were sent out to bloggers with packs of Assam tea, and the reviews have been excellent so far: “I had so much empathy for … Read more

MM Agency at the London Book Fair 2015

Last week, the MM team spent an intense, but highly fulfilling, three days at the London Book Fair 2015  meeting international publishers and producers from all corners of the globe. With prime positioning at the entrance of the International Rights Centre, under the spectacular skylights (in fluke 25 degrees heat!),  we welcomed … Read more

Fiona Barton’s crime debut will be published worldwide

Madeleine Milburn has accepted a *knockout pre-empt* for US rights in Fiona Barton’s debut crime novel THE WIDOW and two further books from Penguin Random House in America. The whole team is ‘smitten’ with the book and are very excited to have this author with them for her long-term career. … Read more

Frankfurt Book Fair Q & A

  Madeleine Milburn on the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 Q Why is the Frankfurt Book Fair so important? Madeleine Milburn After London Book Fair, Frankfurt is the biggest event on the publishing calendar. It’s such an excellent opportunity to meet with publishers from all over the world: to learn about … Read more

C.J. Daugherty is officially the No.2 Spiegel bestseller in Germany!

C.J. Daugherty’s fourth book in the international bestselling Night School series has come in at position * No.2 * on the German Spiegel bestseller list.  Night School: Resistance is positioned just above Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. The agency is ecstatic with this international success.  Night School is translated into over … Read more