Scouting books from across the world for international publishers and film & TV adaptation

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Publishing clients for UK and international books

  • Grupo Companhia Das Letras

    Grupo Companhia Das Letras Brazil

    Group Companhia das Letras – formed by the merger between the publishing houses Companhia das Letras and Objetiva – publishes literary and commercial fiction, self-help, MBS and business, upmarket non fiction, and children's and YA.

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  • Penguin Random House Canada

    Penguin Random House Canada Canada

    We work across the Random House imprints, with Knopf, Random House, Doubleday and McClelland & Stewart, and their paperback imprints Vintage and Anchor, children’s and YA imprints, as well as the cookery imprint, Appetite.

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  • Citic Publishing Group

    Citic Publishing Group China

    CITIC Press is one of the leading publishers in China, publishing 700-900 titles a year including, in translation, quality non-fiction and both commercial and literary fiction.

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  • Gyldendal

    Gyldendal Denmark

    Gyldendal has occupied a central position in Danish cultural life since its foundation in 1770, publishing literary and commercial fiction for adults, children and YA, and non fiction.

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  • OTAVA

    OTAVA Finland

    A major Finnish publisher founded in 1890, which publishes literary and commercial fiction, non fiction, children’s and YA. We also work with Like, Karisto, Nemo and Atena, independent houses acquired by Otava in recent years.

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  • Éditions Robert Laffont

    Éditions Robert Laffont France

    Founded by Robert Laffont in 1941 and part of the Editis Group since 1990, Laffont publishes literary and commercial fiction, crime and thrillers on its La Bête Noire list, a wide range of general non fiction, and books for young adults.

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  • Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe

    Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe German

    At PRH Verlagsgruppe , we work with the Penguin division (Penguin Verlag, C. Bertelsmann, DVA, Siedler, Pantheon, GTV, Kosel); the Blanvalet division (Blanvalet, Penhaligon, Limes); and the children's division (cbj, cbt, Penguin Junior).

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  • Patakis

    Patakis Greece

    Established in 1974, Patakis is a leading independent general publisher in Greece and is distinguished for its commitment to quality, publishing adult commercial and literary fiction, children’s fiction and non fiction, scientific books, educational books and dictionaries.

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  • Libri Kiadó

    Libri Kiadó Hungary

    Libri Kiadó was founded in Budapest in 2011 and publishes non fiction, upmarket commercial fiction and literary fiction, and children’s and YA. Imprints include Libri, Park, Helikon and Jelenkor.

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  • Rizzoli Libri

    Rizzoli Libri Italy

    Rizzoli Libri is part of Gruppo Mondadori and comprises the three imprints Rizzoli, Fabbri and the paperback imprint BUR, publishing works of fiction and non-fiction, books for young adults and graphic novels.

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  • Singel Uitgeverijen

    Singel Uitgeverijen Netherlands

    The Singel group was created in 2014. We work across the group with the literary houses: Nijgh & Van Ditmar, Querido, De Arbeiderspers, Athenaeum, De Geus; and the upmarket commercial house, Volt.

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  • Gyldendal Norsk

    Gyldendal Norsk Norway

    A major Norwegian publishing house, founded in 1770 with Gyldendal Denmark, becoming independent in 1925, with a particularly strong international fiction list as well as many Norwegian authors, publishing 400 titles a year. Gyldendal owns the ARK bookshop chain.

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  • Wydawnictwo Literackie

    Wydawnictwo Literackie Poland

    Founded in 1953, WL focuses on publishing literary prose and poetry by established and emerging authors. In non fiction, WL publishes biography, history, music and popular science, and also has a children’s and YA list.

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  • Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial

    Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Portugal

    Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Portugal was formed in 2021 by the merging of Penguin Random Grupo Editorial and Grupo 20/20 Editorial, creating a market leading publishing across literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction.

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  • Litera

    Litera Romania

    LITERA is the leading publisher in Romania, publishing around 700 titles per year covering fiction, non-fiction, illustrated, reference, current affairs, history, science, self help, health & diet and novelty formats, as well as children's books.

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  • Mann, Ivanov and Ferber

    Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Russia

    Mann, Ivanov and Ferber was founded in 2004 with the aim of only publishing business books: one title per month, twelve titles per year. Today they publish more than 350 titles per year and are a market leader in Russia. They’re currently looking to expand their commercial fiction list in particular.

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  • Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial

    Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Spain & Latin America

    A leading publisher across the Spanish-speaking world, based in Barcelona and Madrid and comprising for adults: Plaza & Janes, Grijalbo, Suma das Letras, Aguilar, Rosa Dels Vents, Alfaguara, Debate, Taurus, Random House, Lumen, Reservoir and Debolsillo and Ediciones B; and Montena for children’s and YA.

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  • Albert Bonniers Förlag

    Albert Bonniers Förlag Sweden

    Founded in 1837 and one of the oldest and most respected publishing houses in Sweden, Bonniers publishes Swedish and translated fiction, poetry, and high quality non fiction. We also work with the Wahlstrom & Widstrand list.

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  • Doubleday

    Doubleday US

    Doubleday was founded in 1897 by Frank Nelson Doubleday. In 2008 Doubleday became part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group at Penguin Random House LLC. They publish commercial fiction, literary fiction and upmarket non fiction.

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Publishing clients for US books

  • Gyldendal

    Gyldendal Denmark

    Gyldendal has occupied a central position in Danish cultural life since its foundation in 1770, publishing literary and commercial fiction for adults, children and YA, and non fiction.

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  • Les Éditions Phébus

    Les Éditions Phébus France

    Founded in 1976 and, since 2003, part of the Libella Group, Phébus publishes upmarket and literary fiction as well as narrative nonfiction, all with an emphasis on international voices in translation.

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  • Aufbau Verlag

    Aufbau Verlag Germany

    Founded in 1945 in East Berlin, and based in Berlin, Aufbau is an independent German publisher of literary and commercial fiction, and serious non-fiction. Imprints include Aufbau, Rütten & Loening, Blumenbar, Ch Links, Die Andere Bibliothek, Aufbau Taschenbuch and Aufbau Digital.

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  • Gyldendal Norsk

    Gyldendal Norsk Norway

    A major Norwegian publishing house, founded in 1770 with Gyldendal Denmark, becoming independent in 1925, with a particularly strong international fiction list as well as many Norwegian authors, publishing 400 titles a year. Gyldendal owns the ARK bookshop chain.

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Film & TV Clients

We work with selected studios and independent producers worldwide; please be in touch for further information.

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About Us

Based in central London, we work throughout the world with publishing clients and film & TV producers and studios in over twenty countries. Our goal is to seek out the very best in fiction, non-fiction, YA and children’s books in all languages and help their success across the globe, both in translation and on screen.

Our Team

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Catherine Eccles

Catherine Eccles

Catherine joined in 2005, working alongside founder Anne-Louise Fisher until her retirement in 2015, since when Catherine has owned and run efa. Previously, she worked in various publishing roles including as deputy managing director of Chatto & Windus and managing director of Granta.

Anna Dobson

Anna Dobson

Anna graduated from Oxford University in French and Beginners’ Russian in 2021 before completing an MA in Issues in Modern Culture at UCL. She joined Eccles Fisher in 2024, first as an intern and then in a permanent role, working across all areas.

Eva Pemmerl

Eva Pemmerl

Eva graduated from Humboldt University Berlin with a doctorate in French literature. After working at Mohrbooks Agency and as a freelance editor for Ullstein, she joined the team in 2019 to scout UK books. She also reads German, French and Italian.

Francesca di Berardino

Francesca di Berardino

Francesca joined us in 2019 and works on international books, particularly from Italy, Spain & Latin America, Asian countries and Iceland. Prior to that, she was a literary translator and worked both in editorial and foreign rights. Apart from English, she reads Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Icelandic and Japanese.

Fran Davies

Fran Davies

Fran studied English at Warwick and Publishing at UCL. She joined in 2023 s