Regina Ryan

Agent info

Our Agency

We are a Manhattan-based boutique literary agency primarily representing adult nonfiction. We also offer publishing consultation services and book packaging and production (print and electronic).

We are always looking for new and exciting books in our areas of interest, including well-written narrative nonfiction, architecture, history, politics, natural history (especially birds), science (especially the brain), the environment, women's issues, parenting, cooking, psychology, health, wellness, diet, lifestyle, sustainability, popular reference, and leisure activities including sports, narrative travel, and gardening. We represent books that have something new to say, are well-written and that will, if possible, make the world a better place.

About Regina Ryan

I founded this independent literary agency company 35 years ago. Prior to that I was editor-in-chief of Macmillan Adult Books, the first woman ever to hold that position in a major hardcover publishing house. Before that I was an editor at Alfred A. Knopf.

My strong editorial background -- first as an editor and later as a book producer -- is very useful in helping my authors develop their projects in the most salable way. My many years of experience in the business and my extensive contacts help me to place their books with the best houses for their projects.

I am a member of the Women's Media Group, PEN, the Authors Guild, the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR), and the Agents Round Table (ART). I am a past president and former board member of the American Book Producers Association. I am also a member of the New York Audubon Society, the Linnaean Society of New York and the New York Mycological Society.


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Where to find Regina Ryan online

Definition of Suicide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,520. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015 and represented by Regina Ryan. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Shneidman presents basic ideas of the common characteristics of suicide. He offers a fresh definition of the phenomenon, which includes direct implications for preventive action.
The Art of the Table
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 163,320. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015 and represented by Regina Ryan. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Methods / General
For the novice host, this is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide with more than 100 useful illustrations. For the host with more experience, it is a rich and exciting source of new ideas. Like its author, whose passion for the table is contagious, The Art of the Table is an authoritative, elegant, and sophisticated resource for all one's dining needs.
Giants of Japan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 159,520. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015 and represented by Regina Ryan. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Giants of Japan brings to life fifteen centuries of Japanese history through lively biographical sketches of the great men and women who have shaped this fascinating and complex country. Covering industry, the arts, religion, and politics, the book includes business titans such as Morita Akio, founder of Sony; creative giants such as Kurosawa Akira; and historical icons like Shotoku.
Angel of Death Row
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015 and represented by Regina Ryan. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
Nineteen times, death penalty defense lawyer Andrea D. Lyon has defended a client found guilty of capital murder. Nineteen times, she has succeeded. Driven by an overwhelming sense of justice, fairness, and morality, she fought for them in the courtroom and in the raucous streets. Angel of Death Row is the compelling memoir of Lyon’s unusual journey and groundbreaking career.

Regina Ryan's favorite authors on Smashwords

Edwin Shneidman
Latest book: Definition of Suicide.
Published June 18, 2015.
Mark Weston
Latest book: Giants of Japan.
Published June 12, 2015.