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
Germany Anoukh Foerg
Greece JLM
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
Netherlands Kooy Agency
Poland Book/lab Agency, Warsaw
Portugal The Marsh Agency
Russia Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Moscow
Scandinavia Kooy Agency
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.

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