The Directory of Literary Agents
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Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Janis Vallely is a literary agent with the Janis Vallely Literary Agency. Janis is an independent literary agent with offices in New York City and Chatham, New York. Her client list includes a select group of authors and writers whose pioneering work heals the body, informs the mind, and provokes dialogue. She is best known for her ability to package complex theories and abstract ideas into bestselling books that inspire a mainstream audience. Her focus and passion is for concepts with a “twist” that break new ground in a crowded marketplace.
Janis’ authors include many internationally recognized experts in the fields of science, new medicine, healthy lifestyle, self-improvement and psychology. She has helped launch New York Times Bestsellers including the EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE series of 17 books by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo (over 5 million copies sold worldwide and translated into over 50 foreign editions) THE NO GRAIN DIET by Dr. Joseph Mercola, and CURVES by Gary Heavin and Carol Colman.
Working with a stable of proven career writers, including Rachel Kranz, Lynn Lauber, Toni Robino and others, she is able to develop strong book collaborations with expert authors from inception to focused concept; and from comprehensive written proposal to accepted manuscript. She is equally effective representing authors and ghostwriters, working alone or in concert with co-agents.
Additionally, Janis is proud to represent inspirational narrative and literary memoir including the National Book Award Finalist PLACES LEFT UNFINISHED AT THE TIME OF CREATION by John Phillip Santos and his long awaited next book, THE FARTHEST HOME IS IN AN EMPIRE OF FIRE (Viking, 2010). She is highly responsive to new literary voices that offer a unique perspective or exploration of personal issues.
Before becoming an agent, Janis held management positions at Simon & Schuster where she was responsible for selling the reprint and serial rights to bestselling fiction and nonfiction; G.P. Putnam where she was Vice President and Subsidiary Rights Director in charge of both foreign and domestic markets; and most recently Doubleday Publishers where she was Vice President and Associate Publisher. Her background in trade publishing for over 25 years, both as a skilled marketer and editorial advisor, gives her the industry contacts, creative vision and sales expertise to launch a distinctive agency list.
This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: Diet/Nutrition * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * Lifestyle * Medical/Medicine * Memoir * Narrative * Psychology * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development *
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