In the US
As my portfolio is quite wide-ranging I have worked with a number of US literary agents over the years, sometimes independent agents like myself and sometimes individuals within larger agencies. I am therefore in the habit of taking care to match each of my clients with the most suitable co-agent on a case-by-case basis. Examples of agencies I’ve worked with over the years include Chase Literary Agency, Fletcher & Co, Inkwell, ICM, Sterling Lord Literistic, Queen Literary.
In foreign language territories
We have exclusive arrangements with sub-agents in the following territories:
|Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania||Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Sofia|
|China & Taiwan||Big Apple Agency, Shanghai|
|Czech Republic & Slovakia, Slovenia||Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Prague|
|France||The Marsh Agency|
|Hungary, Croatia||Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Budapest|
|Israel||The Deborah Harris Literary Agency|
|Italy||The Marsh Agency|
|Japan||Tuttle Mori Agency / The English Agency|
|Korea||Eric Yang Agency|
|Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania & Ukraine||Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Latvia|
|Poland||Book/lab Agency, Warsaw|
|Portugal||The Marsh Agency|
|Russia||Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Moscow|
|South America||The Marsh Agency|
|Spain||The Marsh Agency|
|Thailand||Tuttle Mori, Bangkok|
|Turkey||Akcali Copyright Agency|
For Film and TV
Many of the books represented by JPLA have had TV and film connections. I have clients with more than one co-agent for screen rights but Gemma Hirst, a media agent of more than twenty years’ experience, is my usual port of call.
Before setting up her eponymous independent agency in June 2010, Gemma was with Peters Fraser & Dunlop for two and a half years as head of their Literary Media Department and Senior Agent for Film, TV & Theatre. For ten years prior to that she was a media agent at David Higham Associates.
Gemma and her colleagues at Gemma Hirst Associates represent writers, directors, producers and script editors working on projects ranging from feature films, original and returning television drama series, animation, radio drama and theatre.
Gemma’s long-standing track record of selling books to film/TV and the stage has included How to Train Your Dragon (books by Cressida Cowell, sold to DreamWorks), No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (books by Alexander McCall Smith, sold to Weinstein Company), and Azincourt (written by Bernard Conwell, sold to Luc Roeg’s Independent Film Company).
For Speaking / Personal Appearances
I have tended to handle speaking arrangements directly but will involve specialist co-agents in some cases.