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.
Jeff Herman The Jeff Herman Agency AAR/AALA MemberQuery method(s): Email * Postal Mail *Work PO Box 1522 3 Elm Street Stockbridge MA 01262 USAwork Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET
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This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: Biography * Business * Christian * Computers * Current Events/Affairs * Ethnic * General Nonfiction * Health/Wellness * History * How-To * Lifestyle * Memoir * Mind/Body/Spirit * Money/Finance * Multicultural * Narrative * Parenting/Child Guidance * Politics * Practical * Psychology * Reference * Religion * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development * Spirituality * Technology * True Crime *
Jeff Herman is a literary agent with the Jeff Herman Agency. Jeff opened his literary agency in the mid-1980s while in his mid-20s. He has made nearly one-thousand book deals, including many bestsellers.
Shortly after graduating from Syracuse University, Herman was riding the subway on a hot summer day when he spotted an ad stating: “I found my job in The New York Times.” He promptly bought a copy and answered some Help-Wanted ads. A few days later he was summoned for an interview with the Publicity Director at an independent publishing house, and was hired on the spot as her assistant for $200 a week (1981). Showering, shaving, wearing a suit, saying little and promising to show up were the clinchers.
The publicity department comprised Herman and his boss, who took her summer vacation his first week on the job. He was left “in charge” though he knew nothing about publicity, publishing or how an office functioned. But he was a quick study and soon helped make WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE a massive bestseller.
In time, Herman followed the money into corporate marketing, where he worked on various product promotion campaigns for Nabisco, AT&T, and many other large and small brands. But books were his passion and calling.
His wife and business partner, Deborah Herman, also has a passion for books. The two work in separate capacities, Deborah curating and developing titles, and Jeff spotting the gems and making the deals.
PO Box 1522 3 Elm Street Stockbridge MA 01262 USA
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