|The Mendel Media Group LLC is an independent literary agency in New York. We represent
nonfiction writers in most subject areas, from biography and serious history to health and
relationships. Our nonfiction clientele includes individual authors and institutions whose
works, collections, archives, researchers and/or policy experts contribute to important public
discussions and debates. We also represent more light-hearted nonfiction projects, when they
suit the market particularly well. The agency's fiction writers principally write historical and
contemporary multicultural fiction, contemporary thrillers and mainstream women's fiction.
We help our clients develop their projects, and we market those projects to U.S., U.K., Australian
and foreign language publishing houses. We negotiate all contracts to our clients' works and
keep track of monies due them, and we serve as their champions and career advisors. Both
critical and commercial success are as important to us as they are to our clients. We want
writing to be the source of a significant portion of our individual clients' incomes. We also want
our institutional clients' works to support their missions financially as well as intellectually.
In addition, wherever possible and preferable we reserve and represent the subsidiary rights to
our clients' properties, including magazine and newspaper serialization, translation and other
foreign rights, film and television development, audio book, large-print, book club, electronic
and merchandising rights. We always aim to multiply our clients' incomes by making strategic
decisions about licensing and sub-licensing as many of those rights as possible.
In accordance with the Canon of Ethics of the Association of Authors Representatives, we charge
our clients no reading fees.
We do not represent screenwriters, unless they are creating works derived from a literary work
we have already developed and marketed.
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Mendel Media Group LLC * Scott Mendel, Managing Partner
115 West 30th Street, Suite 800 * New York, NY 10001
(646)239-9896 voice * (212)685-4717 fax