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 …

‘There Is No Average Day in the Life for Me!’: Exclusive Interview with Leading Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

‘There Is No Average Day in the Life for Me!’: Exclusive Interview with Leading Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

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Literary agents are the glue that hold the publishing world together—from shopping manuscripts at international book fairs, to negotiating the most lucrative publishing deals for their authors, to securing foreign publishing rights and film deals, they are the essential go-between, connecting authors with the industry. But how does one become a literary agent? And just how crucial is the role of an agent to the career of a writer? We caught up with Trident Media Group’s Mark Gottlieb who answered all this and more!       q: How does one become a literary agent?   A: Book publishing was …