Agency Year in Review

The P.S. Literary Agency had a fantastic year. Below are some of the highlights and I leave you with what’s coming up for us in 2012.

Book releases
  • The year began with the release of Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s NEVER TOO LATE. It became a Canadian bestseller. Gail was on the non-fiction bestsellers list in January appearing at #1 (NEVER TOO LATE), #6 (EASY MONEY), and #7 (DEBT-FREE FOREVER).
  • Release of French-Canadian edition of DEBT-FREE FOREVER.
  • Release of THE 10-POUND SHRED by Tommy Europe.
  • Release of THE HAPPINESS EQUATION by Nick Powdthavee in the US.
  • Release of ENDANGERED by Pamela Beason from Berkley.
  • Release of BLACKJACK SECRETS by Jay Moore from Skyhorse Publishing.
Deals
  • Sold English-language rights in India to Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s DEBT-FREE FOREVER.
  • Sold Gail’s next book, MONEY RULES, to HarperCollins Canada.
  • Sold English-language rights in India to Tommy Europe’s THE 10-POUND SHRED.
  • Sold Japanese rights to Nick Powdthavee’s THE HAPPINESS EQUATION.
  • Sold German rights to Pamela Beason’s first three titles, beginning with ENDANGERED, in the Summer Westin mystery series, to Egmont, at auction.
  • Sold GUNSHIP ACE by journalist and author Al Venter to Casemate Publishers.
Events
Clients
  • This year we signed a small handful of fantastic fiction and non fiction authors including Gerry Dee, Colin Mochrie and Mary Akers. See our growing client list here.
Other news
  • We launched our new website early in 2011.
  • PSLA is focusing on children’s fiction expansion through YA and picture books.
Coming up next year

Stay tuned to my blog for news from the agency, more writing tips, client news and industry information in the new year! Hope you are all having a lovely holidays with friends and family.

Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

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