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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Ellen Levine

Executive Vice President

AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS AND BESTSELLERS  Ellen Levine has represented many award-winning authors whose books have become international best-sellers and have been made into major feature films. Her clients have won Pulitzer prizes, National Book... 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 fifteen 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 Pen... 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

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Alyssa Eisner Henkin

Vice President

TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN', BUT COMPELLING STORYTELLING STILL RULES When Alyssa Eisner Henkin became an editorial assistant in 1999 she was just happy to have coworkers who loved Anne of Green Gables as much as she did. Little did she know, over ... more

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Erica Spellman-Silverman

Literary Agent & VP Filmed Entertainment

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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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

AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS AND BOOKS THAT CHANGE LIVES   Melissa Flashman represents bestselling and award-winning writers across a broad range of categories. Writers she represents have won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rona Jaffe Aw... more

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Sarah Bush

Literary Agent

LOVE OF BOOKS AND EXPERIENCE: A WINNING COMBINATION   Sarah’s love of books was the driving force that brought her to New York City to pursue an M.A. in Literature. After that, she decided that the best way to build a career in books was... more

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Mark Gottlieb

Literary Agent

THE NEXT GENERATION   Mark Gottlieb’s focus on publishing began at Emerson College, where he was a founding member of the Publishing Club, later its President, overseeing its first publication and establishing the Wilde Press.   A... more

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Amanda O'Connor

Literary Agent

PASSION MEETS PUBLISHING   For Amanda O’Connor, her love of books has always been at the center of her career. She has worked as a writer with a B.F.A. in poetry, a bookseller, and as an editor at several publishers including Penguin Ran... more

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Alexander Slater

Literary Agent

PEOPLE WHO READ MORE ARE PEOPLE WHO DREAM   When asked how he became an agent at Trident, concentrating in the expanding children's, middle grade and young adult businesses, Alex simply replies, "It was only natural.” While karma is not ... more

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Alexa Stark

Literary Agent

Raised in New York City, Alexa Stark earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, where she was an Editor of the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism. Before coming to Trident, she interned at PEN American Center an... more