Dystel and Goderich Literary Management

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Dystel & Goderich Literary Management was founded in 1994 by Jane Dystel, who has been a respected figure in publishing for over 30 years — first as an editor, then as a publisher, and finally as a savvy and successful agent. The agency is the product of her innovative vision of author representation as a full-service enterprise.

DGLM was launched with a quickly growing roster of Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, celebrated experts in fields as diverse as parenting, women’s health, and cooking, acclaimed literary and commercial fiction writers, and an eclectic and exciting list of titles. The primary goal of the agency was and is to offer not just financial and contractual advice to its clients, but also editorial guidance and support.

Being involved in every stage of putting together a non-fiction book proposal, offering substantial editing on fiction manuscripts, and coming up with book ideas for authors looking for their next project is as much a part of our work as selling, negotiating contracts, and collecting monies for our clients. We follow a book from its inception through its sale to a publisher, its publication, and beyond. Our commitment to our writers does not, by any means, end when we have collected our commission. This is one of the many things that makes us unique in a very competitive business.

Another is that we take our unsolicited queries very seriously. As a matter of fact, we have discovered many of our most talented authors in the “slush” pile. We read everything that is sent to us, whether we decide to represent it or not.

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To Love a Dark Lord
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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James Killoran is a dark and dissolute Irish lord bent on retribution, and saving Emma, who has just accidentally killed her uncle, is merely an accident. But she keeps turning up, and he decides she’s the perfect instrument to enact his revenge. He just didn’t count on falling in love with her. Nominated for countless award, this is a timeless romance of darkness and redemption.
Lord of Danger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,490. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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The plan was for beautiful Claire to marry the terrifyingly sinister Simon of Navarre, wizard in residence to Richard the Fair. Instead her plain sister Alys takes her place, while sweet Claire falls in love with a handsome knight, and Richard the Fair tries to make life miserable for all. Set in medieval times, this is a rich, gorgeous tale of love and deception and ultimate redemption.
The Willing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,020. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Amelia Cardone has spent her life under the guardianship of the Building, a cult of believers who made a pact with her father—the Devil. But the half-breed child of Satan has power of her own… and a secret that threatens to destroy them all. As the deadly prophecy closes in around her, Amelia might have to embrace the demon she was meant to become—and face the Devil’s consequences.
The Demon Stone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,200. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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In a supernatural thriller that journeys from the killing fields of Africa to the quiet Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota, Datta spins a terrifying story about the spiritual forces—both real and supernatural—that incite the basest, bloodiest and most frightening of human behaviors.
The High Sheriff of Huntingdon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00)
The High Sheriff of Huntingdon, A Very Bad Man, has arranged to marry a young nun in order to get a coveted piece of land. He never expects to fall in love with her, or to let her tame his wicked ways, but with the interference of his mother, the witch, he’s in for a big surprise. Inspired by the Sheriff in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, it goes to prove there’s a hero in everyone.
Ride the Rainbow Home
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
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Meg has never thought of Rainbow Rock as home and returns after ten years only to help a high school friend. Startled by the changes, Meg is pleased to see that her other high school buddy, Little Jimmy, isn’t little anymore. As she finds excuses to spend time with him, their friendship begins to blossom—but can Meg let go of doubt, grab on to happiness and ride the rainbow home?
Valentine: An On Dublin Street Novella
Price: Free! Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
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It’s Valentine’s Day! How do Joss & Braden, Ellie & Adam, Jo & Cam, Olivia & Nate, Hannah & Marco and Shannon & Cole keep the fire burning in their relationships while trying to juggle busy careers and the joyful chaos of parenthood? Find out in this special novella that includes six sexy and emotional short stories from each couple in the On Dublin Street series so far...
The Tinderbox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,350. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00)
This novel links two shattering events in Miami's volatile history -- a hotel fire in 1977 and race riots in 1989. The riots are triggered by the shooting of a black teen-ager by a Hispanic police officer. Miami Times reporter Mike Baedeker survives the riots after covering the dramatic trial of the officer. But a suspect in the fire has a tragic encounter on the streets of Miami...
Hot Water
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,530. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00)
Cicily is still a teenager. Her boss, Caden, is much older. A relationship between them can't happen. But some things are simply unavoidable. Soon, they're both in hot water, and they might not be able to escape before it's over their heads.
A Rainbow in Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,000. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00)
When Eden meets Logan, she is immediately drawn to him. But she prefers to be anywhere other than Rainbow Rock--Logan's home town. Logan can't help his attraction to Eden. However, he promised his people that he would marry a desert child, a daughter of the Dineh. Eden clearly does not qualify. Can Logan and Eden have the paradise they both want while still keeping their promises to themselves?

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Thriller Almanac
Price: Free! Words: 80,410. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Discover a new favorite author in this FREE collection featuring samples from exciting mystery/thriller books! Includes excerpts from David Morrell’s The Protector; Glen Apseloff’s Lethal Cure; Diane Fanning’s The Trophy Exchange; J.E. Fishman’s The Dark Pool; G.D. Gearino’s Counting Coup; James Hankins’ Jack of Spades; Kathleen Taylor’s Funeral Food; and Steve Winshel’s A Twisted Path.

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