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WHEN WE WERE THE BOYS by Stevie Salas with Robert Yehling (Taylor Trade, September 2014)
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AN ATOMIC LOVE STORY by Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus (Turner Publishing, 2013)
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agent, attorney : dananewmanliterary@gmail.com
Dana Newman
Dana Newman Literary
9720 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
http://www.dananewman.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DanaNewman
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HOME SWEET ANYWHERE by Lynne Martin (Sourcebooks, April 2014)

Dana Newman is an independent literary agent based in Los Angeles. She's also a transactional and intellectual property attorney, advising content creators and businesses on contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. Her focus is on helping creative entrepreneurs and authors achieve their goals, and she represents a wide variety of clients in entertainment, media and business.

With years of experience working in the entertainment industry during the digital revolution in film editing and audio recording, Dana is excited about the changes happening in publishing and enthusiastically embraces new technologies and ideas about how books will be created, distributed and experienced in the future.

Dana combines her professional insight, educational background (B.A. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley, J.D. from University of San Francisco), and a lifelong love of reading to provide a sophisticated, innovative approach to her role as a literary agent. A believer in the power of books to shape our culture and impact lives, she enjoys working with authors who are passionate about their work and have something meaningful to share. From crafting proposals and polishing manuscripts through negotiating and managing contracts and rights, Dana strives to be a trusted advisor and create a holistic, long-term working relationship with her clients.

Dana is interested in practical and narrative nonfiction books in the areas of memoir, biography, business, technology, popular culture, lifestyle and wellness (health, self-help, and sports/fitness), and on the fiction side she considers a very selective amount of literary fiction and women's upmarket fiction.


years experience: 20
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Memoir, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Women's Interest, Social History, Los Angeles, Film
LEADING CLIENTS
Agent Representation:

Caron Butler
Brandy Mychals
Jennifer Graham
Zach Friend
Shirley Streshinsky
Patricia Klaus
Michael Bush
Kevin Hines
Ann Jealous
Caroline Haskell
Robert Yehling
Clay Marzo
Stevie Salas
Nancy L. Cohen
Christopher Gaida
Lynne Martin
Michael Smith
Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S.
Debra Busman
Marlene Wagman-Geller
Rebecca Eckland
Christoper Mann
Suzanne Toro
Marsha Aizumi

Legal Work (Publishing):

Laurie David
Andrew Gumbel
Kimber Simpkins
Elizabeth Enslin
M. Bridget Cook
Dr. Barry G. Gale
Susan Albers PsyD
Brad Henderson, BSME, MPW
Diana Weynand
Michael M. Tahery M.D.
Lisa Fitzpatrick/Swan Studio
Moglue, Inc.
NVC Consulting
eBookPlus, Inc.

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
TUFF JUICE by Caron Butler with Steve Springer (Lyons Press, 2015)

BODY PUNISHMENT: OCD, Alcoholism, and Learning to Fight Back by Maggie Lamond Simone (Central Recovery Press, Spring 2015)

TARGETED: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers by Michael Smith (AMACOM, Fall 2014)

BLAZED: THE TRUTH ABOUT MARIJUANA ADDICTION AND HOW TO GET HELP by Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S. (Hazelden, 2015)

WHEN WE WERE THE BOYS by Stevie Salas with Robert Yehling (Taylor Trade, 2014)

LIKE A WOMAN by Debra Busman (Dzanc Books, 2015)

JUST ADD WATER by Clay Marzo and Robert Yehling (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD by Lynne Martin (Sourcebooks, April 2014)

CRACKED, NOT BROKEN: SURVIVING AND THRIVING AFTER A SUICIDE ATTEMPT by Kevin Hines (Rowman & Littlefield, July 2013)

ON MESSAGE: HOW A COMPELLING NARRATIVE WILL MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION SUCCEED by Zach Friend (Turner Publishing, 2013)

AN ATOMIC LOVE STORY: THE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN ROBERT OPPENHEIMER'S LIFE by Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus (Turner Publishing, Fall 2013)

Shirley Streshinsky's backlist titles including: HERS THE KINGDOM, GIFT OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN, A TIME BETWEEN, THE SHORES OF PARADISE, AND AUDUBON: LIFE AND ART IN THE AMERICAN WILDERNESS (Turner Publishing, Fall 2013)

COMBINED DESTINIES: WHITES SHARING GRIEF ABOUT RACISM by Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline Haskell (Potomac Books, 2013)

ARM CANDY: A CELEBRITY ESCORT'S TALES FROM THE RED CARPET by Christopher Gaida (AuthorMike Ink, 2013)

HOW TO READ A CLIENT FROM ACROSS THE ROOM: WIN MORE BUSINESS WITH THE PROVEN CHARACTER CODE SYSTEM TO DECODE VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION by Brandy Mychals (McGraw-Hill, Fall 2012)

THE KING OF STYLE: DRESSING MICHAEL JACKSON by Michael Bush (Insight Editions, Fall 2012)

HONEY, DO YOU NEED A RIDE? CONFESSIONS OF A FAT RUNNER by Jennifer Graham (Breakaway Books, Fall 2012)

TWO SPIRITS, ONE HEART: A MOTHER, HER TRANSGENDER SON, AND THEIR JOURNEY TO LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE by Marsha Aizumi (Magnus Books, Fall 2012)

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Simplified Chinese rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, to Guangxi Normal University Press, in a nice deal, by Big Apple Agency in association with Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency for Dana Newman Literary.

Audio rights to Michael Smith's TARGETED: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers, to Contessa Nyree at Audible.

Turkish rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, to Yabanci, in a nice deal, by Eda Caca at Anatolialit Agency in association with Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency on behalf of Dana Newman Literary

Audio rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, to Contessa Nyree at Audible.

Korean rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World, to Geuldam, at auction, in a nice deal, for publication in 2014, by Amo Noh at Amo Noh Agency on behalf of Judy Klein at Kleinworks for Dana Newman Literary.

Korean rights to Jennifer Graham's HONEY, DO YOU NEED A RIDE? Confessions of a Fat Runner, to TheNan, by PubHub Literary Agency on behalf of Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency for Dana Newman Literary

Film/television rights to AN ATOMIC LOVE STORY: THE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN ROBERT OPPENHEIMER'S LIFE optioned to actress Maggie Lawson, Nine-25 Entertainment, Inc. in conjunction with Joseph Veltre of The Gersh Agency and Alchemy Entertainment

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Prior to becoming a literary agent Dana worked as an in-house attorney for Moviola, a leading supplier of training and equipment for filmmakers. She speaks frequently on legal issues for authors (including publishing contracts, collaboration agreements, and copyright).

Recent and upcoming events include:

- 2012 Tools of Change Conference: Workshop on The Changing World of Digital Rights & Publishing Agreements
- 2012 WNBA/LA Book Savvy
- 2012 Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Annual The Business of Writing Roundtable
- 2012 Santa Barbara Writers Conference
- 2012 Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference
- 2012 Writer's Digest Conference West in Los Angeles
- 2012 Ventura County Writers' Weekend
- 2013 Tools of Change Conference: An IP and Copyright Primer: What You Need to Know in an Ever-Evolving Publishing Landscape
- 2013 Writers Digest Conference East in NYC
- 2013 Willamette Writers Conference
- 2013 Southern California Writers' Conference - Newport Beach
- 2013 Writers Digest West Conference in LA
- 2014 San Francisco Writers Conference
- 2014 Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) Agents' Day Panel
- 2014 Willamette Writers Conference
- 2014 Southern California Writers' Conference - Newport Beach

Watch Dana's interview at O'Reilly TOC 2011 here.

See her interview at the 2012 TOC conference here.

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Foreign Rights Agency:

Judy Klein
Kleinworks Agency
1450 Three Mile Creek Road
Stevensville, MT 59870

judyklein@kleinworks.com

Co-Agent - Speakers and Film/TV Rights:

Phyllis Parsons
The Parsons Company, Inc.
1630 N. Main Street, Suite 412
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

info@parsonscompanyinc.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Solicited and unsolicited submissions are accepted, via email only. Please send a one-page query letter, which identifies the category of your work, the title, the length (word count), and provides a brief overview of your project, credentials and previous publishing history, if any. If I am interested I'll ask you to send a complete book proposal which should include: an overview of your project, chapter outline, a brief bio, a description of competing books and how your book is unique, and the first 10-15 pages of your first chapter. For fiction, if interested I'll request a synopsis and the first 20 pages.

Please send all items in the body of the email, NOT as an attachment. Be sure to include your contact details (email address and phone number). If you have relevant writing experience (articles, books), and/or have received writing awards, please include details in your cover letter.

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