Translation Rights

Licensing translation rights is a crucial part of sharing your story with the world.

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Work with us, and you can trust that our in-house Translation Rights team will champion your work and help it sell as widely as possible.

You’ll benefit from our extensive worldwide network of publishers and editors with whom we have close, fruitful relationships.

Plus, once we’ve sold your story, we’ll keep in close contact with you and the international publishers throughout the publication process and beyond. This means you’ll keep greater control over your translated editions and the way your book appears within international markets.

Over the years, we’ve sold rights to books in over 50 languages, so you can rest assured that your work will be in extremely safe hands.

Our multitalented Translation Rights team speak multiple languages between them, so we can build and maintain rapport and relationships with local publishers.

If you’re ever at the key international book fairs in London, Frankfurt and Bologna, you’re bound to see us there. Watch out for our big smiles as these book fairs are the highlight of our year.

Our Translation Rights team

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Georgie Mellor​

International Publishing Lead

I manage translation rights directly in markets including Germany, The Netherlands and Spain, and work with Japan Uni Agency to sell Japanese rights. Before joining The Blair Partnership in 2016, I worked in the Rights teams at Hachette Children’s Books and Penguin Random House Children’s Books.  I began my career in publishing in the Contracts department at Transworld and have a degree in French and Spanish.

Mirette El Rafie

Senior International Publishing Manager

I specialise in translation rights sales in France, Italy, Scandinavia and Finland, and collaborate with the team on other languages. I work with The Grayhawk Agency to sell rights in China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Before joining The Blair Partnership in 2016, I worked in the Children’s Rights team at the Quarto Group. I am a Swedish native and speak fluent English, Swedish and Finnish. I can also get by in Norwegian and Danish. I live in Paris and London, so I am also learning French.

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Kathryn Williams

International Publishing Assistant

I provide administrative support to the team and assist with translation rights sales and after sales in all markets. I joined The Blair Partnership in 2022 after completing a degree in French and German followed by a master’s degree in Translation Studies.