Ethan Ellenberg, President I remain excited and committed to assisting Authors at different stages of their careers. I work with a number of talented people writing and illustrating many different kinds of books and that’s what I like. If you have something special in any of the commercial … keep reading »
The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency was established in 1984 by Ethan Ellenberg after employment at Berkley Publishing and Bantam Books. Since its inception the agency has represented several bestselling authors, career novelists, and professional writers. In addition to new and published authors, the agency also represents rights on behalf of publishers and literary estates. The agency is an independent full-service agency with robust sales in subsidiary rights and partnering agents all over the world. The agency is a member of the Association of Authors Representatives, an affiliate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s of America, and an associate member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Romance Writers of America, and the Mystery Writers of America.
Author Best-Sellers Author Spotlights For our full author list, click here. John Scalzi is a New York Times best seller in fiction. Awards won include the Hugo, the Locus, the Audie, the Seiun and the Kurd Lasswitz. Recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts … keep reading »
We are actively signing new clients every year and are open to writers from all stages of their career. Because of the large volume of email we receive we will not respond to your email unless interested. If you do not hear back from us after eight weeks from sending your submission, … keep reading »
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Royalties, mainly on the sale of paper based books, remain the primary source of author income. I’m going to explain the fundamental concepts you need to understand how they work and are calculated. The following is an outline, more like course notes, than a lecture. I want to keep this short and to the point, […]
I know many writers believe that their submissions are routinely discarded without being considered by many agents. Based on my knowledge of the business, this isn’t true. Though I am a busy literary agent with an active list of more than 80 writers I still consider everything that arrives in my office. As I sit […]
I’m sure you recognize the provenance of that title—current Copyright law grants authors a term of the author’s life plus seventy years. It’s an extraordinary grant by any measure and I can’t think of anything comparable in patents or any other system that governs intellectual property. Copyright, however, is only part of what governs the […]