Alexander Field

The Bindery

Alex launched The Bindery in 2017 after 20 years of work in book publishing and journalism. Before that he served as vice president and publisher for several imprints of Penguin Random House, the largest publisher of trade books in the English-speaking world. After college, he began his career in the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times. He has written articles and essays for many outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Relevant Magazine, and Writer’s Digest. In his career as a publisher, editor, and literary agent, he has published numerous New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly best sellers and award-winning books with beloved authors, celebrities, leaders, and media luminaries. Field grew up on the beaches of Southern California. Today, he and his family live along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
NF: Biography
NF: Business/Investing/Finance
NF: How-To
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Religion/Spirituality
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

To query Alex Field or The Bindery about literary representation e-mail your query letter (in the body of the email) or book proposal, to Or you can submit a query through Query Manager: If you’re submitting a book project or proposal, please include the following: a clear summary of your book concept, publishing category, table of contents (for nonfiction), an author biography, at least two sample chapters (in the body of the email), relevant contact information, and your publishing history. You are welcome to attach a full book proposal and include sample chapters in the e-mail itself, following your query. We will review every submission. However, if you have not heard back from us after 10-12 weeks have passed, please consider our response to be a "pass." For more information on creating a book proposal, check out the article "The Anatomy of a Compelling Book Proposal," (on our web site, which also details the most critical elements to include.