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Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group

Get the inside info about what a literary talent agent does and what's going on with the publishing industry now. Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group stops by the show to talk about his life as a talent agent and gives some great advice about building a career, building a community, and keeping hope alive.

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Season 1, episode 59
54 min / Published

Get the inside info about what a literary talent agent does and what's going on with the publishing industry now. Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group stops by the show to talk about his life as a talent agent and gives some great advice about building a career, building a community, and keeping hope alive.

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Mark Gottlieb is a literary agent at Trident Media Group in New York City. He ranks highly among literary agents in overall deals and other categories. With that insight and initiative, Mark Gottlieb is actively building his client list of new authors. He manages and grows author careers at publishing's leading agency. One of his core values is helping writers realize their book publishing dreams. This is all while ensuring their enjoyment of the book publishing experience. Since his time at Trident Media Group, he has represented New York Times bestselling, as well as award-winning authors. He has also optioned and sold books to film and TV companies. He meets with major studios, producers, agencies and managers to pitch books to them.

He previously ran Trident Media Group's Audiobook Department. In that role he helped the Audiobook Department more than double its sales revenue in number of audiobook deals and amount of money for audiobook deals.  Prior to that he served as Executive Assistant to the literary agency's Chairman. Before that he worked in Foreign Rights. There he worked closely with the Director of the department, in seeing books sold to foreign publishers from around the world. He continues to work in the area of foreign rights. He continually attends the major international book fairs. This is in addition to meeting with foreign book publishers throughout the year.  Prior to his time at the agency, he worked in Production at Penguin Books, handling production for various book imprints. 

He attended Emerson College where he obtained a degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing. He was a founding member of the Undergraduate Students for Publishing and later served as the organization’s President. Mark Gottlieb is actively seeking submissions in all categories. He is looking forward to bringing new authors to the curious minds of their future readers.

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