Amy Collins

Talcott Notch Literary Services

Amy Collins is an agent with the Talcott Notch Literary Services agency. She has more than 30 years in the publishing industry as a book buyer, Sales Director for a large non-fiction publisher, and the founder and President of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing companies in the US. Collins is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, as well as bookstores and libraries. As well as an agent, Collins is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended publishing consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In her agent role, Collins focuses on non-fiction/ history, historical fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi. She can be found on Bluesky @amycollins and Threads, Instagram, and Twitter at @askamycollins and online at Amy Collins has taught and spoken at many of the publishing industry’s top festivals and conferences, including Publisher’s Weekly’s BookCon, Keynoting at Scottish Writer’s Conference, Oklahoma Writer’s Conference, Author U, AAPS, Dublin Writers Conference, BAIPA, IBPA’s Publishing University, Dallas Book Con, NY PitchFest, PALA, St. Louis Writer’s Conference, Writers Digest Annual and Novel Conferences, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others. When not in the office, her focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and she spends a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds. A member of several charitable and political organizations, she donates not only her time but a portion of her company’s profits to grant-based charities that work to alleviate the cycle of poverty. Amy is currently working while traveling and living in a spacious motorhome with two dogs and a husband, living life to the fullest.

151 Rainbow Drive #5177,

Livingston, TX, 77399

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Horror
Fiction: Paranormal
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
NF: Cooking
NF: How-To
NF: Humor
NF: Illustrated/Art
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Narrative
NF: Parenting
NF: Pop Culture
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Non-Fiction
Children's: Fantasy



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