Andy Ross Agency

Agent info

I opened my literary agency in January, 2008. Prior to that, I was the owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley, California for 30 years. The agency represents books in a wide range of subjects including: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, current affairs, contemporary culture, religion, children's books, commercial and literary fiction, and cooking.

I am eager to work with projects in most genres as long as the subject or its treatment is smart, original, and will appeal to a wide readership. In narrative non-fiction I look for writing with a strong voice and robust narrative arc. I like books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. I am also seeking projects in all areas by scholars who are at the top of their field and who are committed to writing in style and content for a general audience.

For literary, commercial, and children's fiction, I have only one requirement -- a simple one -- that the writing reveal the terrain of that vast and unexplored country, the human heart.

I am a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR).

Visit Andy's Blog: "Ask The Agent" at:

http://www.andyrossagency.wordpress.com

Please send queries and materials only by email to andyrossagency@hotmail.com

Where to find Andy Ross Agency online


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The Man Who Wrote the Book
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A hilarious, ingeniously conceived, sexy romp of a novel. Ezra Gordon, underpaid literature professor at a small Baptist college, writes a dirty book under a pseudonym for a little extra cash. Little does he know that his book, Every Inch a Lady, will radically change his life, and throw the campus into chaos.
Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 72,190. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2013 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / charter schools
Todd Farley's instructive and often hilarious memoir of his years working in the standardized testing industry raises questions about the validity of large-scale educational assessments.
Ask the Agent: Night Thoughts on Writing and Book Publishing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Anthology of the best writings from literary agent, Andy Ross' blog: "Ask the Agent". Includes advice on getting published, finding an agent, writing book proposals and query letters. Also essays about writing, book publishing, and recollections of his 30 years as owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley, California. The writing is opinionated, irreverent, and often hysterically funny.
Surviving Paradise: One Year On A Disappearing Island
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
peter rudiak-gould has written a memoir of his year living on a small atoll in the marshall islands, one of the most remote places on earth. It is a story that is often hilarious but with serious and fascinating digressions on the language and politics of the island and the threat that global warming poses to its precarious existence.
The Second Story Man
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,180. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in the bars and hang-outs of New York's East Village in the late 1950s, just before the rise of the pop-drug culture, it's the story of a man who feeds off the lives of others, and of the women who participate in their desgruction in order to sustain him.
Skirts
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,460. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Skirts is a novel about three highly intelligent young women in New York City, coming of age in the early 1960s, when the drug culture is just taking hold. A kind of “Sex in the City” for the early 1960s.
Face-Time
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,410. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Face-Time is a political novel about a Washington speechwriter whose girlfriend just happens to be sleeping with the president.


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