The agency’s founder, bestselling author Rick Broadhead, has a proven track record for discovering literary talent, developing books with strong commercial and media potential, matching authors with publishers, negotiating strong deals for the agency’s clients, and guiding authors through the entire publishing experience – from the conception of an idea through to successful publication.
With an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, one of the world’s leading business schools, where he was awarded the school’s gold medal for demonstrated excellence in marketing, Rick is one of the few literary agents with a business and entrepreneurial background, one that benefits his clients at every stage of the book development and contract negotiation process. As both an author and an agent, he brings a rare combination of business acumen and insider knowledge to each and every project.
Modern technology combined with a plethora of self-publishing options has made the process of publishing a book seem deceptively simple. The reality is much more complex.
Driven by our passion for books and supported by our intimate knowledge of publishing contracts and our relationships with leading editors and top-tier publishers, we help authors protect their intellectual property and their rights while positioning their books for maximum success.
Our success in selling books to publishers worldwide is a result of over 25 years of accumulated knowledge and experience understanding how the book industry works.
We help translate marketable ideas into effective sales presentations that will resonate with editors. We know how to take a mediocre proposal and make it spectacular, increasing your odds of receiving multiple offers from publishers.
Let us put our proven expertise to work for you.
When you sign a contract with a publisher, you are typically entering into a deal for the life of the copyright of the book. In the United States, copyright lasts for the life of the author plus another 70 years. That’s more than a lifetime commitment, so it’s important that your contract is carefully negotiated.
Publishing deals are full of complex terms and conditions that may seem innocuous. Left unchecked, they can impede your career, curtail your rights, and cost you money.
We do more than find publishers for our clients, We’ve set the bar higher for contract negotiations, improving deals in ways that are often missed, even by major law firms.
Backed by years of experience negotiating publishing contracts, we draw on our business acumen and extensive knowledge of publishing to continually deliver superior results to our authors.