Partners Jean Naggar and Jennifer Weltz of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc, are excited to announce a number of changes in the Agency in response to the expanding needs of our authors in an evolving market.
A New Venture for our Agency:
After great success placing over 70
back-list JVNLA titles with emerging publishers, The Jean V. Naggar
Literary Agency, Inc, has expanded its services to offer co-agent
representation to literary agencies for reprint rights in both
electronic and print formats.
Unlike many Agencies in both the US and
UK who have chosen to publish or help their clients self publish
their authors' back-list, The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency has
taken a unique and successful approach to their authors' titles by
pairing them up with emerging e-book or print and e-book publishers.
Consequently, the JVNLA authors gain an added vested party in the
re-release of the title.
Over the past two years, JVNLA has
cultivated a number of relationships with a variety of players in the
e-book/POD marketplace and continues to expand its understanding of
this arena as new players emerge and opportunities evolve.
We are interested in partnering with
agencies managing a back-list where original publication rights or
e-rights were either clearly reserved by the author, or have reverted
back to the author. Using the information we have compiled, we will
strategize with the primary agent to find the best placement for the
reprint rights, either with an e-book publishing partner or a more
traditional print publisher. All other rights, outside of reprint
rights in print and electronic formats, will continue to be managed
by the primary agent.
Publishers Weekly on JVNLA's New Venture: link here.
To better assist our authors' efforts
in Social Networking and outreach to readers, we at JVNLA have
created an author/reader focused web-site which highlights our
authors' current releases, their distinguished awards, and rave
reviews. With over 1,000 titles sold out of the Agency, we were
unable to list all of them on the site, but we have made available
information on all of our authors as well as their hundreds of
To better help readers connect with
authors, we have an active blog highlighting recent activity for our
books and we offer direct help to Book Groups in making their title
We no longer accept print queries but
have streamlined our query process to better serve prospective
With sales in over 50 countries JVNLA
is committed to finding the best representation around the world. Our
new representatives in Israel and Holland are The Deborah Harris
Agency and Mo Literary, respectively.
In an effort to further expand our
reach into the Australian market, Laura Biagi will be directly
selling our list in this territory. Laura will continue to assist
both Agency partners, Jean Naggar and Jennifer Weltz, as well as
assisting Jennifer Weltz in all Subsidiary-Rights submissions.
Contract and Royalties Manager, Tara
Hart, will now also be overseeing and selling all e-reprint rights as
well as managing the New Venture above with Jennifer Weltz.
CONTACT: Jennifer Weltz