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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, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, African-American, Science, Narrrative nonfiction
LEADING CLIENTS
My agency has a strong and varied list of best-selling, award winning non-fiction authors active in the fields of food writing, memoir, health/wellness, and cultural subjects, including Melissa Clark, weekly New York Times culinary columnist and author of numerous best-sellers; Gina Homolka, author of the New York Times and USA Today Best-Seller THE SKINNYTASTE COOKBOOK (Clarkson Potter/Crown); internationally known endocrinologist Robert H. Lustig, M.D., whose expose of the connections between sugar and processed food and obesity and chronic disease FAT CHANCE (Hudson Street Press/Penguin) was a New York Times Best-Seller and the subject of a major documentary film; Susan Blum, M.D., head of the Blum Center for Health, for her groundbreaking book THE IMMUNE SYSTEM RECOVERY PLAN (Scribner); and renowned Cornell University gerontologist and founder of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, Dr. Karl Pillemer for his book 30 LESSONS FOR LIVING, an international bestseller, along with a forthcoming second book 30 LESSONS FOR LOVING, both from Hudson Street Press/Penguin.

I also have an extensive list of high-profile culinary books by prominent master chefs and TV food stars, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Carla Hall of ABC’s “The Chew;” Anne Burrell, star of three TV Food Network shows; Suzanne Goin and James Beard winner Nancy Silverton, whose critically acclaimed, highly popular LA restaurants, Lucques and A.O.C. and Pizzeria Mozza, respectively, are perennials on “Best American Chefs” lists; Amy Thielen, rising star on the Food Network, whose debut book, THE NEW MIDWESTERN TABLE, won a James Beard book award and was selected as one of the best cookbooks of 2013 by NPR; Donald Link, chef/owner of Herbsaint and Cochon in New Orleans and James Beard Award winning author of REAL CAJUN and DOWN SOUTH; chef Jody Williams, author of BUVETTE: The Pleasures of Good Food.

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
DINNER by Melissa Clark (Clarkson Potter/Crown); BRAINMENDING: Change the Food, Change the Body, Change the Brain by Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein (Atria Books); STATEN ITALY by the Artichoke Pizza Guys, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille (Grand Central).
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
The agency is a member of both the Authors Guild and the Association of Authors Representatives.
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
UK – Abner Stein Agency
(contact: Anna Carmichael anna@abnerstein.co.uk)

Germany – Liepman Agency
(contact: Suzanne deRoche suzanne.deroche@liepmanagency.com)

France – Eliane Benisti Agency
(contact: Noemi Rotelle Noemie@elianebenisti.com)

Italy – Berla & Griffini (contact: Erica
Berla berla@bgagency.it)

Scandinavia, Spain, Latin America, Portugal, Brazil - Lennart Sane Agency
(contact: Philip Sane philip.sane@lennartsaneagency.com)

Netherlands –Sebes & Van Gelderen
(contact: Paul Sebes sebes@sebes.nl)

Eastern Europe/Baltic – Graal
(contact: Lukasz Wrobel lukasz.wrobel@graal.com.pl)

Japan – Tuttle-Mori Agency
(contact: Shoko Kobayashi
shoko-kobayashi@tuttlemori.com)

Chinese - Big Apple Agency
(contact: Vincent Lin (Taiwan) Vincent-lin@bigapple1-taipei.com & Wendy King (PRC)
Wendy-king@bigapple1-china.com)

Korea – Shin Won Agency
(contact: Tae-Eun Kim tae2k@shinwonagency.co.kr)

Turkey – Kalem Agency
(contact: Nazli Gurkas rights3@kalemagency.com)

KEY PERSONNEL
Janis A. Donnaud, President, Teresa Cavanaugh, Associate and Rights Manager
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Query letter, or proposal and sample chapter.