Who we are:
ANTHEA AGENCY was established in 1992 and since then has been successfully operating in the fields of book publishing and translation rights sales, TV licensing. It's based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Katalina Sabeva is Owner and Managing Director. She has worked as an editor in the translated fiction department of “Galaktika” Publishing House for 9 years and a translator of English language fiction, before creating and starting to manage Anthea Agency.
Zlatka Mironova is an agent and translator from English. She is a Master of Arts in literature and a has worked as a professor in literature and English language, before joining the agency.
Dimitrinka Damyanova is an assistant and office manager. She is a Master of Arts in literature and a has worked as a professor in literature and English language, before joining the agency.
Who we represent
Currently the agency cooperates with over 50 literary agencies and publishers from the USA, the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Russia, and represents some of them exclusively for Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania. They are: Writers House, Knopf Doubleday, Viking, Penguin Press, Dutton/NAL/SIGNET, InkWell Management, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, Henry Holt, Regal Literary, Blake Friedmann Agency, Darley Anderson Agency, Aitken Alexander Associates, Hay House, Perseus Books Group, Harvard Business Review Press, John Wiley & Sons, Headline Books, Hodder & Stoughton, Orion Publishing Group, Godsfield Press, Little Brown Book Group UK, Piatkus, Miles Kelly Publishers, Harper Collins Children’s Books, Gustav Lubbe Verlag, Eksmo Publishers, Russia, Agentsvo Kultury, Russia, FTM, Russia, FISCHER Verlag, ARENA Verlag. For more information - please see our PARTNERS section.
What is the subject and scope of our operations
ANTHEA AGENCY represents a full array of authors and genres- fiction and non-fiction of all categories, business books, children’s fiction and illustrated reference, textbooks and products of book engineering. The Agency works actively with over 90 local publishing houses and for the 25 years of its existence it has successfully negotiated 5 000 licenses for translation rights or coproduction deals for the local market. The number of licenses we conclude every year exceeds 250.
TV Licensing. The Agency is also involved in licensing foreign TV programs to major Bulgarian TV channels. It works successfully with German, US and UK producers and the big terrestrial and cable national networks in Bulgaria.
Long-term and correct relationships with our clients and partners are the main priority in ANTHEA AGENCY’s work. The high level of information we strive to obtain, the ability to propose the right book to the right publisher and negotiating skills, are our main advantages. Our aim has always been to synchronize all interests, so that the desired license becomes possible, and all parties are happy with the deal in a long term.
The Book is a very specific commodity. It changes with time and the attitude to it changes as well. New generations of readers are born, tempted by the new technologies, with different tastes and demands. ANTHEA AGENCY is very well positioned on the market to respond successfully to the requirements of various publishing profiles, always in the name of the good book and its loyal knights and lovers.