Sunday, November 15, 2009

Agent News - 11/15/09

Sophia Seidner has left Wiley after three years as an international rights manager. She will continue as a satellite literary agent with Judith Ehrlich Literary Management. She is looking for literary fiction and nonfiction including self-help, narrative nonfiction and memoir with special interest in current events, business and health and science-related topics.

Josh Getzler is moving to Russell & Volkening as an agent. He has been at Writers House for the past three years (prior to which he was coo of the Staten Island Yankees). He anticipates building his list of literary and commercial fiction, with a particular bias toward suspense and crime novels.

Gene Brissie is re-joining James Peter Associates, a literary agency founded in 1971, as president. Gene was most recently associate publisher of The Lyons Press. JPA represents authors in nearly all nonfiction categories, including business, finance, reference, health, sports, self-help, history, biography, current events, public policy, and more.Mary Jack Wald has announced her retirement at the end of this year after 35 years in publishing, most recently as an agent. Mary Jack Wald Associates, Inc. will be dissolved later this year.

(Source for all this week's news: Publisher's Marketplace)