12 July, 2013

Joëlle Delbourgo, President and Founder, Literary Agent and Publishing Consultant

Delbourgo006 high resJoëlle Delbourgo is President and Founder. She represents a broad range of adult nonfiction and fiction. Her authors include New York Times bestselling fiction writer Ben H. Winters, winner of both the Edgar Award and the Philip K. Dick Award  (Underground Airlines, The Last Policeman, Golden State and the Audible Original, Inside Jobs); New York Times bestselling author, Dale Russakoff (The Prize,  Jim Obergefell, named plaintiff in the Supreme Court marriage equality case (Obergefell v. Hodges), Debbie Cenziper (Citizen 865); Ariel Burger, author of Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom;  Dr. Michele Borba, award-winning educator and parenting contributor to The Today Show (author of Unselfie); New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Susan Forward, Ashley Rhodes-Courter (Three Little Words) Missy Chase Lapine (The Sneaky Chef), Israel Meir Lau (former Chief Rabbi of Israel),  classicist Philip Freeman (Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great), American Public Media host of Marketplace and Sound Money Chris Farrell (Purpose and a Paycheck, UnRetirement), religious scholar and award-winning documentarian, Simcha Jacobovici (co-author of The Lost Gospel), among many others.

What Joelle would like to see more of right now:  history and science (especially neuro-science) that tells a great story or is cutting edge, nonfiction and fiction with a strong voice or point of view, quirky and humorous lifestyle books, out of the box thinkers.

Prior to founding Joëlle Delbourgo Associates, Delbourgo was a senior editorial executive at HarperCollins and Random House for more than two decades. The authors she published included Ken Davis, Abraham Verghese, Lee Smith, Barbara Tuchman, Carl Sagan, Robert Massie, James P. McPherson, Jim Davis, Sophy  Burnham, Delia Ephron and Margaret George.  She began her career at Bantam Books, where she discovered and launched the Choose Your Own Adventure series for kids, which sold millions of copies worldwide.

Joëlle is a member of AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives).

She holds a Master of the Arts in English and Comparative Literature with Honors from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of the Arts from Williams College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a double concentration in History and English Literature. She also attended Vassar College.  Joëlle is as sought-after speaker, panelist, workshop leader and instructor at writing conferences.  She has lived on three continents, is fluent in French, and considers herself to be a citizen of the world.  She is an ardent student of Latin and ballroom dance and makes a mean chocolate mousse.

To reach Joëlle, email her:

You can also follow her @jldelbourgo on Twitter and see her latest sales on her Publishers Marketplace page



13 March, 2010

Jennifer Prost – Publicity Contact Jennifer Prost

Jennifer Prost, a book publicist with over 20 years’ experience, works with many agency clients on crafting innovative and far-reaching campaigns.  Jennifer opened the doors of Jennifer Prost Public Relations in 1998. Before that she was Director of Publicity at Addison Wesley’s General Books and Summit Books (a division of Simon & Schuster), and Associate Publicity Director at Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

She has planned and executed bestselling publicity campaigns, and is dedicated to working hand in hand with authors and publishers to maximize media exposure and sell books. Known for her diversity, Jennifer is as comfortable promoting current affairs titles as she is parenting books, narrative nonfiction, business books, memoirs, fiction, and more.

Authors Jennifer has worked with include Scott Turow, Tom Wolfe, Hunter Thompson, Warren Bennis, Harold Kushner, T. Berry Brazelton, Susan Love, Brad Gilbert, and Missy Chase Lapine (AKA The Sneaky Chef).

Her clients include Simon & Schuster, University of California Press, Putnam, Portfolio, HarperCollins, Perseus, Johns Hopkins University Press, Running Press, and many more.

Reliable, responsive, and straightforward, Jennifer will find media opportunities that others have overlooked. She has been nominated for the LMP Award and served on the Board of Directors of the Publishers’ Publicity Association.

Selected Praise for Jennifer Prost:

“When it comes to working with the media, Jennifer is top-notch. I thoroughly trust her instincts and advice. For many years she has helped me pick the best guests for The Today Show. She is a true professional and I recommend her highly.” – Andrea Smith, Former Literary Editor, The Today Show, NBC-TV

“Jennifer Prost is a real pro. She had lots of creativity, energy, and follow-through. I recommend her highly.” – James A. Levine, agent and author

“Jennifer Prost had hands-on responsibility for my first book tour – for Presumed Innocent – and handled all aspects brilliantly. She was magnificently organized and unflappable.” – Scott Turow, author

“Jennifer’s work with me was always excellent. When we needed a spot on a morning show, she got it. When we needed a newspaper interview, she got it. I fully recommend her.” – Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

“I can’t recommend Jennifer Prost highly enough. She goes the distance, is organized, diligent, and open to – and active initiator of – new ideas and strategies. I trust her judgment implicitly. Not only is she a well-informed professional, she’s also a caring and committed person (with a great sense of humor, I might add). I would not hesitate for a second to hire Jennifer again, or to wholeheartedly recommend her.” – Mindy Lewis, author

“I always find Jennifer extremely professional and creative when we work together. I like that she’s willing to take on challenges and see projects from many different angles, frequently turning a ‘no’ into a ‘yes.’ I highly recommend Jennifer’s work.” – Craig Herman, VP, Associate Publisher, Running Press

12 March, 2010

Jacqueline Flynn – Literary Agent, Editor and Social Media Coach

Jacqueline Flynn represents both fiction and non-fiction. She is particularly interested in authors who offer unique perspectives (esp. #ownvoices, #weneeddiversebooks), narrative non-fiction that sheds light on important issues or corrects the historical record, and experts with well-developed platforms who counter conventional wisdom and avoid one-size-fits all solutions.  She uses her finely-developed editorial acumen to guide authors through the process of positioning their books for the marketplace, preparing proposals, and marketing their work.  A former editor with two decades experience, she is also available to work with authors as an editor on proposals and manuscripts, both nonfiction and fiction.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University where she majored in International Relations and rowed on the Women’s Crew team. She is Hockey/Band Mom, an active community volunteer, and avid hiker and kayaker who lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two rather tall sons. Like Joelle she also speaks French, but not nearly as well.

You can also check out Jacquie’s Publishers Marketplace  listing and follow her on Twitter.

Note: Please follow the submission guidelines carefully to ensure that your query will be considered.  Queries that don’t will be deleted unreviewed.  If you do not receive a response within 2 months you may consider that a pass.


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12 March, 2010

Carrie Cantor – Editorial Services and Associate Agent

Contact Carrie Cantor

Carrie Cantor is a veteran editor who has been in publishing for over 25 years For the past decade, Carrie has helped authors to prepare polished proposals and has edited manuscripts for private clients, including publishers.  She now also works with agency clients who need in-depth editorial attention and is building a client list for literary representation.

Carrie is seeking to edit and represent projects about current events, politics, history, popular science and psychology, memoir, and narrative nonfiction.

A graduate of State University of New York at Binghamton (where she majored in comparative literature), Carrie holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is the author of two history books for children.