CommissionEstimated: $54,000 - $71,000 a year
- Sales Experience
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Excel
- Outside Sales
- Microsoft Word
Full Job Description
Location: New York City, New York, United States
Full service literary agency seeks an independent literary agent for representation to book publishers located in New York.
Please have 1-2 years of experience selling manuscripts to book publishers based in New York. Experience may be substituted for publishing professionals who have contacts within various New York publishing houses (please describe in your resume) and also for professionals with 1-2 years of outside sales experience willing to learn a new industry.
Our lists represent a diverse and eclectic author base of new and seasoned authors both in fiction and non-fiction. Many of our authors are vetted, with many having edited manuscripts and platforms.
The literary agent will gain familiarity with the authors style in order to prepare book proposals to present to publishers. The literary agents main goal is to secure book deals for authors.
Please also have experience handling royalty statements, negotiating contracts, and tracking contracts and payments. Please also have an interest in books and developing successful authors.
This position is commission only with a higher than average competitive split.
Arrange meetings with editors/reps at publishing houses to present book proposals; confirm meetings and follow through with publishers once meeting is completed.
Communicate in a professional and amicable manner while representing a culturally-diverse client base of authors.
1-2 years of experience working in the publishing industry or 1-2 years outside sales experience.
Knowledge of ACT or Outlook Task preferred.
Must be an excellent communicator with an ability to establish a rapport with diverse and eclectic personalities.
Must have a go-getter attitude with the ability to work independently. Must be proactive and a self starter.
Highly detail-oriented with meticulous organization and multi-tasking skills.
Able to find publishers for authors in an efficient and fast-paced manner.
Proficient in MS Power Point, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Please reply with your resume as well as a cover letter – email@example.com.