Today's literary agent spotlight is with Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group. Mark is actively building his client list at the moment, and is definitely worth getting to know better. Learn more about him below:
About Mark: From an early age, Mark showed a passionate interest in his father's work, his founding of Trident with Dan Strone, and the growth of the company. And his father Robert took great pleasure in being "grilled" regularly by Mark. This focus on publishing continued at Emerson College, where Mark was a founding member of the Publishing Club, then its President, subsequently overseeing its first publication under the Wilde Press imprint. After graduating Emerson with a degree in writing, literature and publishing, Mark began his career as an assistant to the Vice President of the Berkley imprint at Penguin, working with leading editors at the firm. For a list of all of his current clients, see his agency profile page here.
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Mark's first position at Trident was in the foreign rights department, assisting the department's agents in selling the books of clients around the world. Mark continued to follow the customary Trident development process by next assuming the position of audio rights agent. Since Mark has managed the audio rights business, the annual sales volume has doubled (for more information on audio books, please see the Audio Books page under our Services tab). Now while continuing to head up audio rights, Mark is building his own client list of writers. Follow Trident Media Group on Twitter or on Facebook.
He is seeking: He represents all genres of fiction, nonfiction, middle grade, young adult, children's picture books, and graphic novels. (Mark updated me in December 2016 that he is still actively seeking submissions in all categories and genres.)
How to submit: Use the online submission form here. Make sure you direct your inquiry to Mark.
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