Trident Media Group Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb: On the Fireside Lives of Bestselling Authors

Trident Media Group Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb: On the Fireside Lives of Bestselling Authors

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This article was written exclusively for Bookstr by Mark Gottlieb, literary agent at Trident Media Group. Here he discusses some of the major bestselling authors many of us have come to know and love. More importantly, he explains why we know and love these authors.   It always seemed that I was growing up with a prophecy hanging over my head. Both my parents worked in major trade book publishing, my father as a literary agent and my mother in contracts departments at various publishing houses, so it always seemed I was destined to go into book publishing. Or maybe …

Why Book Trailers Will Always Be Lame

Why Book Trailers Will Always Be Lame

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A lot of people show up twenty minutes late to movies so they don’t have to see the trailers. I get it. They’re ads. But they’re also my and many others’ favorite part of going to the movies. Even if a movie is bad (recently, The Snowman), the trailer can be good (it was). It’s like a three minute synopsis of the movie’s plot, tone, and emotions. There’s so much to love about them. And the way they’re presented, you might get a thriller followed by a romance and then a comedy. It’s a whole range of emotions; it’s like …