Rachel Mills leaves Furniss Lawton to launch literary agency

Rachel Mills leaves Furniss Lawton to launch literary agency

A new literary agency specialising in books “to make people happier” is launching today, founded by Rachel Mills, who has left Furniss Lawton for her own venture. 

Rachel Mills Literary represents authors including Sunday Times bestselling author Catherine Gray and Marianne Power, whose debut Help Me! was sold into 27 languages. 

In a statement RML said: “RML will specialise in books that effect positive change, or that illuminate the past, present or future – and books to make people happier. We firmly believe that books are the best way for visionaries to communicate their ideas in full, and not only inform and entertain, but truly change the way people see the world. We will enable talented and inspiring people to communicate their ideas in books, and ensure their books have the best possible global platform, with the most commercial success.” 

Before founding RML, Mills was a literary agent at Furniss Lawton for three years where she worked with a client list including Davina McCall and Fearne Cotton. Prior to that she was agency and international business director at Peters Fraser and Dunlop Agency for six years and previously worked at Penguin Random House. 

In 2015 Mills was awarded The Bookseller Rights Professional of the Year Award and in 2011 was named a ‘Rising Star’ by The Bookseller.