Tanenbaum International Literary Agency
I have been in book publishing for over 50 years, working for Viking Press, Random House, ABRAMS, Doubleday International, and Newsweek Books. I've held executive positions in marketing, editorial, and management. My career highlights include planning and escorting Norman and Molly Rockwell on the publicity tour for what became the best-selling ABRAMS book, "Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator" and publishing the first American book on Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Madame Prime Minister by Allan J. Mayer at Newsweek. In 1980, I established Tanenbaum International Publishing Services (TIPS), an agenting and consulting practice that created alliances between art, illustrated, and reference book publishers worldwide. In 2000, I founded with two partners LTD Editions LLC, a visual book agenting and packaging company. In 2010, I folded TIPS and LTD Editions into what is now Tanenbaum International Literary Agency. In addition to representing books on the arts and illustrated children’s books, I have a commitment to nurturing non-fiction projects on current affairs and humanitarian concerns.
How to successfully present your work
We are always interested in considering new authors and artists to represent. For non-fiction, we are currently accepting a wide range of submissions in the areas of current issues, cultural criticism, history, and general narrative. For children's book submissions, we welcome illustrated picture and chapter books. Please see agent bios for more details. We are not looking for adult fiction, memoirs, self-help, romance, fantasy, or young adult fiction submissions. For children's books, please submit a one-page query that includes: A brief synopsis of your book A short description of what makes your book compelling in today’s market A summary of your writing credentials and platform (if applicable) A sample chapter in the body of your email For non-fiction, please submit a brief query and detailed proposal that includes: A synopsis of your project An outline or table of contents A detailed description of what makes your book compelling in today’s market with comparative titles Your plans for marketing the book A summary of your credentials and platform, including a bio or CV 1-3 sample chapters Queries may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org