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Janis Donnaud
Janis A. Donnaud & Associates, Inc.
525 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10012
(212)431-2664

JANIS A. DONNAUD & ASSOCIATES, INC. was founded over 18 years ago by Janis Donnaud, who had previously been Vice President and Associate Publisher of the Random House Adult Trade Group.

The agency represents, develops and packages a wide range of commercially successful properties. It negotiates publishing agreements with the top trade houses in the U.S., licenses all subsidiary rights, arranges foreign editions and translation rights, and licenses film and performance rights. The agency’s varied list is concentrated mainly on nonfiction, with an emphasis on the culinary, narrative non-fiction, memoir, health and medical books, and women’s books.


years experience: over 18 as agt.
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Health, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, African-American, Science, Narrrative nonfiction
LEADING CLIENTS
Paula Deen- the #1 TV Food Network star for which the agency has represented more than ten books, including the new Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible; Gina and Pat Neeley also Food Network stars for their bestseller Down Home with the Neelys, and their forthcoming Entertainig book from Knopf in Fall 2011; Suzanne Goin for her beloved book Sunday Suppers at Lucques, and the forthcoming book on her restaurant AOC; Anne Burrell, TVFN star for her first book Cook Like a Rock Star, and a 2nd forthcoming book; Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg for several books including Flavor Bible, and the newest book The Food Lover's Guide to Wine; Mark Lachs M.D. and Director of Gerontology at Cornell/ NY Presbyterian Hospital, for his book Treat Me Not My Age; Robert Lustig, M.D. at UCSF, for his highly anticipated book on sugar, Fat Chance, which was the subject of a front page NYT Mag story; Suzanne Braun Levine, Ms. magazine founding editor, for her book Inventing the Rest of Our Lives; Melissa Clark, New York Times food columnist, for many books including her newest Eat This Now!; Joe Blair for his highly anticipated memoir By the Iowa Sea- a memoir of disaster and love; Carla Hall of TV's The Chew for two forthcoming books;
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Paula Deen's books, Pat and Gina Neely's books, Anne Burrell's books, Suzanne Goin's books. The agency has also developed, packaged and agented projects including If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You: True Portraits of Dogs, by Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount Jr. (#1 Amazon.com bestseller), and three other of their books; The American Medical Association for four books including The AMA FamilyHeatlth Cookbook; Jim Lahey's My Bread and his new book on Pizza; the entire line of Sur La Table cookbooks; Jamie and Bobby Deen's four cookbooks; Nancy Silverton's books including the newest The Mozza Cookbook;
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Stephane Stiavetti and Garrett McCord for Melt, their book on mac and cheese; Jennifer Klinec for her memoir, The Temporary Bride; Amy Thielen for 2 books including The New Midwestern Table; Jacquy Pfeiffer, for The French Pastry Primer; Catherine Crawford for her book Why French Children Don't Talk Back; Jaden Hair's Steamy Kitchen book;
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
The agency is a member of both the Authors Guild and the Association of Authors Representatives.
KEY PERSONNEL
Janis A. Donnaud, President, Catherine Crawford, Rights Associate, Charlotte Kelly, Associate.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Query letter, or proposal and sample chapter.