About Us

Rick Broadhead & Associates was established in 2002 and quickly established itself as one of the leading literary agencies in the business, specializing in non-fiction books.

The agency’s founder, bestselling author Rick Broadhead, has a proven track record for finding literary talent, developing projects with strong commercial and media potential, matching authors with publishers, and negotiating complex contracts. Books represented by the agency have been shortlisted for literary awards and translated into multiple languages, appeared on bestseller lists, and through its partnerships in Hollywood, optioned for film and television development.

The agency’s clients include accomplished journalists, historians, scholars, physicians, television personalities, bloggers, creators of popular Web sites, successful business executives, and experts in their respective fields.

Owing to its intimate knowledge of the publishing process and its relationships with editors and publishers worldwide, the agency has negotiated millions of dollars worth of deals for its authors with such venerable American and Canadian publishers as Random House, Knopf, HarperCollins, Penguin, St. Martin’s Press, Simon and Schuster, Rodale, Little, Brown, Thomas Nelson, Wiley, Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, and many others.

With an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, one of the world’s leading business schools, Rick Broadhead is one of the few literary agents in the publishing industry with a business and entrepreneurial background, one that benefits his clients at every step of the book development and contract negotiation process.



Just some of the distinguished publishers we work with:


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