Book Agents

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Robert Gottlieb

Chairman

AUTHOR CAREER BUILDER, BRAND DEVELOPER, PASSIONATE ADVOCATE, INNOVATOR   These are just some of the phrases that Robert Gottlieb's clients use to describe to him.
   Robert says, "I have spent my career as a book agent working with au... more

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Dan Strone

CEO

PREMIER BOOK PUBLISHING AGENT TO CELEBRITIES   People are amazed when they find out the celebrities, comedians, and public figures that Dan Strone has represented in book publishing. During his established career as the publishing agent t... more

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Don Fehr

Literary Agent

EDITOR'S EDITOR BECOMES AUTHOR-CENTERED ENTREPRENEURIAL AGENT   After a twenty-year career in senior-level editorial jobs (Atheneum, Addison-Wesley, Viking Penguin, and Basic Books) and as a publisher (Smithsonian/Harper Collins), Don Fehr joi... more

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Melissa Flashman

Literary Agent

MY FAVORITE PEOPLE LIVE TO READ AND READ TO LIVE   Melissa Flashman focuses on the big ideas that explain the way we live, love, and work. With a career background as a trend spotter and her passion for visionary thinkers, over a ten-year peri... more

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MacKenzie Fraser-Bub

Literary Agent

WRITERS IN HER DNA   Launching her promising career as a book agent has been an organic, evolutionary process for MacKenzie Fraser-Bub. “I am excited to be at Trident, with its myriad opportunities for writers and the entrepreneurial env... more

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Alex Glass

Literary Agent

UNDERSTANDING THE CREATIVE PROCESS AS AN AGENT   "At an early age, I fell in love with the written word and the creative process," says Alex Glass. Alex has a BA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Fiction Writing, and he has worked in the liter... more

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Mark Gottlieb

Literary & Audio Rights Agent

THE NEXT GENERATION   Trident has had great success at "home growing" talented individuals from entry level positions into leading agents in the publishing industry. With Mark Gottlieb, the term "home grown" agent is literally true. From an e... more

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Alyssa Eisner Henkin

Literary Agent

TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN', BUT COMPELLING STORYTELLING STILL RULES   When Alyssa Eisner Henkin began her career in children's publishing as an editorial assistant in 1999, the typical reaction that she would receive in social situati... more

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Ellen Levine

Executive Vice President

AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS AND BESTSELLERS  Common publishing industry "wisdom" is that award-winning literary authors and authors of commercial bestsellers cannot be well represented by the same agent. Of course, the pundits will quickly say, exc... more

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Scott Miller

Executive Vice President

BUILDING CAREERS AT AN AGENCY   "That's what I do as an agent," says Scott Miller. "I find authors who have the talent to connect with the public through both fiction and nonfiction, and then I help to launch their careers." Scott is also inte... more

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John Silbersack

Executive Vice President

EXPERIENCE WHERE IT COUNTS   Over ten years ago, John Silbersack decided on a major career change. He became an agent after years of working at publishing houses, rising to the rank of Editor in Chief and Publisher at companies such as Penguin... more

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Erica Spellman-Silverman

Literary Agent

RETURNING TO HER ROOTS AS AN AGENT   Erica Spellman Silverman’s current clients include Jennifer L. Scott, New York Times and USA Today, Bestselling authors Jessica Sorensen and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Donovan.   Eric... more

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Kimberly Whalen

Executive Vice President

AN AGENT WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE FOR AUTHORS   Kimberly Whalen came to Trident Media Group in 2002 after a successful career at St. Martin's Press, where she rose to the position of director of foreign rights in just seven years.   Wi... more