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Rachel Mills’s primary role is handling the foreign rights sales for PFD’s clients world wide – so for example, if another agent at PFD makes a sale to publishers in the UK and the US, Rachel will be seeking to sell the same material to publishers in Europe and beyond. Her experience for the role is beyond question, having been Foreign Rights Manager at Penguin Books and, before that, worked on the foreign rights team at Ebury (part of Random House and another major league publisher.) Her exceptional work as a rights agent was recognised in 2015 when Rachel won The Bookseller Industry Award for Rights Professional of the Year. Following the reward, she was promoted to international business director at PFD.

Rachel doesn’t have a long list of clients in her own right as agent, but she has a particular interest in non-fiction on any topics with real international appeal.

Aside from that, all we can tell you is that she works as a freelance hotel critic with the Hotel Guru website, saying that she vastly prefers “individual and characterful” hotels over soulless business hotels.

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PFD The Peters Fraser and Dunlop Group
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Rachel Mills heads Peters, Fraser & Dunlop's Foreign Rights Department, securing publishing contracts for PFD's clients worldwide. She also represents fiction and non-fiction clients, generally those writing on global topics or upmarket fiction which will appeal to readers internationally. Prior to joining PFD, Rachel was Foreign Rights Manager for Penguin Books, where she worked for five years and before that she worked in the rights team at Ebury Publishing at Random House. Rachel handles rights in the United States, Canada, Australia, India (English language), Germany, The Netherlands, France, Brazil and Latin America.

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Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Women's fiction, Historical fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
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Strong emphasis on international opportunities - most of her work involves foreign rights sales for other PFD clients.

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Sharbari Ahmed, Alex Andreou, Kate Bevan, Emily Chappell, Annie Clarke, Andrew Cooper, Jonathan Cranston, Tony Edwards, Jonathan Goodwin, Bill Griffin, Yaara Lahav Gregory, Juliana Moura, David Nutt, Niki Rein, Spela Strukelj, David Varela, Peter Walker, Tony Wheeler
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34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA
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020 7344 1000
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Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Please submit the first three chapters of your book in hard copy with a synopsis of the whole and a very brief CV about your writing career. Double spacing and one side only. Please be aware that we don't acknowledge receipt of submissions. We'd rather spend our time reading them. Also it's important that you include a stamped, self addressed envelope so that we can respond to you. If you want us to return your manuscript, make sure the postage is enough to cover the return.
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Peters Fraser & Dunlop is one of the longest-established literary and talent agencies in London. We are proud to represent authors, journalists, broadcasters, speakers and estates with specialist expertise in the fields of literature, film, television and radio, public speaking, digital platforms and journalism.
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