Literary Agent Andy Ross

Tips on Crafting Proposals From the Man Who “Wrote the Book” – Andy Ross on Agents’ Panel at ThinkingFunny21

Andy Ross is the author of  The Literary Agent’s Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal, and he’ll be helping our conference attendees understand the process of finding a marketable concept and doing the research necessary to make a credible book proposal.

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Ross opened  his literary agency in  2008.  Prior to that, he was the owner of the legendary  Cody’s Books in Berkeley for 30 years. His agency represents books in a  wide range of  non-fiction genres  including: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, popular culture, memoir,  and  current events. He also represents  literary, commercial, historical, and upmarket women’s fiction, and YA and middle grade fiction.  

For non-fiction, Andy looks for writing with a strong voice, robust story arc, and  books that tell a big story about culture and society  by authors with  the authority to write about their subject.  In fiction, he likes character and voice-driven stories about real  people in the real world.  Sorry. No zombies at the prom, thank you very much.

Andy has participated and taught classes in numerous writers conferences including: San Francisco Writers Conference, Kauai Writers Conference, San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference, Nebraska Writers Conference, and more. He has organized and conducted writing intensive workshops with Linda Watanabe McFerrin in Santa Fe and in Scotland.

Authors Andy represents include: Daniel Ellsberg, Fritjof Capra, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Susan Griffin, Leonard Shlain, Gwen Strauss,  Anjanette Delgado, Elisa Kleven, Tawni Waters, Randall Platt, Mary Jo McConahay,  Gerald Nachman,  Michael Parenti, Paul Krassner, Milton Viorst,  and Michele Anna Jordan, and Scott Ostler.

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