Andy Ross Agency

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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

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The Oxford Tribe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,160. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The city of dreaming spires. Eden meets academia. The stuffiest place in Britain, and the silliest too. Oxford is many things to many people, but for Peter Rudiak-Gould, newly arrived as a student of anthropology, it was the most exotic tribe he could hope to study (and join). Part memoir, part field guide, The Oxford Tribe will entertain the seasoned traveler and the armchair philosopher alike.
The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2016 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In order to get your non-fiction book published, you will need to write a book proposal. In this book, literary agent Andy Ross leads you through the steps to write a book proposal that will address the concerns of the book publisher and make a compelling case for publication.
Ask the Agent: Night Thoughts on Writing and Book Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, 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.


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