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Agents Specialising in Business

578 Washington Blvd #745

Marina del Rey, California CA 90292
United States


  • Wendy Keller

Helps authors get publishing contracts and speaking engagements worldwide.

Only non-fiction by credible experts: business, sales, management, marketing and finance; metaphysics: esoteric/New Age/spirituality/inspiration; history; science; biography (celebrity only); health and wellness; psychology; parenting; gift books, self-help; how-to.

Submission guidelines can be found on our web site.

See this list for authors represented.

Founded 1989.


7744 Fay Avenue
Suite 201
La Jolla, California CA 92037
United States


  • Margret McBride

Projects Manager

  • Faye Atchison

Royalties and Foreign Rights Sales Agent

  • Anne Bomke

Submissions Manager

  • Michael F. Daley


Founded 1981.

Business, mainstream fiction and non-fiction.

No poetry or children's books.

Submit query letter with sase to Margret McBride.

Detailed submission guidelines



Rockefeller Center, 1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2320
New York, NY 10020
United States


  • President Maria Carvainis,
  • Literary Agent Donna Bagdasarian

Currently Handles:

  • 34% nonfiction books
  • 65% novels
  • 1% poetry


Science/Technology (pop science)
Women's Issues/Studies
Does not want to receive science fiction or children's picture books.

Query with SASE
Responds in 1 week to queries.
Responds in 3 months to manuscripts.

Obtains 60% of new clients through recommendations from others and conferences; 40% from query letters.

Works in conjunction with foreign, TV and movie agents.
(212) 245.7196

Business | Computer | How-To | Self help
PO Box 1206

Truro , MA 02666--120
United States


  • Michael Snell

Vice President

  • Patricia Smith

Founded 1980. Adult non-fiction, especially science, business and women's issues.

Specialises in business and computer books (professional and reference to popular trade how-to); general how-to and self-help on all topics, from diet and exercise to parenting, relationships, health, sex, psychology and personal finance, plus literary and suspense fiction. No unsolicited mss. Send outline and sample chapter with return postage for reply. No reading fee for outlines. Brochure available on how to write a book proposal. Author of

From Book Idea to Bestseller, published by Prima. Rewriting, developmental editing, collaborating and ghostwriting services available on a fee basis. Send IRCs.

Commission Home 15%.

001 508 349 3718

Biography | Business | History | Non-Fiction
20 Crescent Grove

London, SW4 7AH
United Kingdom


  • Peter Knight


  • Gaby Martin,
  • Andrew Knight,
  • Samantha Ferris

Motor sports, cartoon books, business, history and factual and biographical material.

No poetry, science fiction or cookery.

No unsolicited MSS. Send letter accompanied by CV and sae with synopsis of proposed work. No email submissions.

Overseas associates United Media (USA), Auspac Media (Australia), Puzzle Company (NZ).

Founded 1985.

020-7622 1467

303 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011-4440
United States
  • Ralph Vicinanza

Fiction: Commercial and Literary, YA, Fantasy, Women's Fiction, Sci Fi, children's.

Non-fiction: history, business, science, biography, popular culture.

New clients by professional recommendation only. No unsolicited MSS.

Ralph M. Vicinanza Ltd website

14 Beacon Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02108
United States


  • Lorin Rees
  • Ann Collette
  • Nicole LaBombard
  • Rebecca Podos

The Rees Literary Agency was founded in 1983 by Helen Rees. The agency represents a wide variety of authors, including Jack Welch, Alan Dershowitz and Siobhan Fallon.

We represent the following genres: literary and commercial fiction, memoirs, history, biography, business, self-help, psychology, and science.

Our website is

2 Rudgwick Terrace
St. Stephens Close
London, NW8 6BR
United Kingdom


  • Director Samar Hammam

Rocking Chair Books is a literary agency focusing on literary fiction, upmarket commercial, and commercial fiction and general non-fiction for publication around the world. Our motto is a great story is a great story.

No reading fee.

We represent Brian Turner, Zena el Khalil, Lakambini Sitoy, Conflict Relief, Elle Symmonds.

Founded 2011

For submissions:
07809 461342

PMB 515, 1155 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, California CA 92104
United States


  • Sandra Dijkstra


  • Elise Capron,
  • Jill Marsal

Fiction and non-fiction: narrative, history, business, psychology, science, memoir/biography, contemporary, women's, suspense, children's literature and young adults.

See submissions guide


PO Box 1522

Stockbridge, Massachusetts MA 01262
United States


  • Jeff Herman

Business, reference, popular psychology, technology, health, spirituality, general non-fiction.

Founded 1986.

Submission guidelines

7th Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London, W1F 8GQ
United Kingdom


  • Angharad Kowal


Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, history, memoirs, biographies, psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction/non-fiction and picture books. We are interested in and work with authors at all stages of their career. We don't accept poetry, screenplays or academia.

Submission guidelines:
Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, a synopsis and the first three chapters.

Overseas associates
All our US and Canadian deals are handled by Writers House US. They are also the port of call for all our foreign deals, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which we handle.

We represent:
Nora Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen, John Green, Stephanie Meyer, Diane Chamberlain, Michael Lewis, Jonathan Tropper, Rachel Renee Russel, Jon Klassen, Karen Rose, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kami Garcia, Kevin Sands, Stephan Pastis, Ally Condie, Allison Brennan, Jennifer Donnelly, David Arnold, Elisa Albert, Andrea Chapin, Angus Watson, Dan Vyleta, Barbara Delinsky, Steve Berry, Michelle Moran, Nell Zink.

UK office set up in 2008