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agent, consultant :
Regina Ryan
Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises, Inc.
251 Central Park West 7D, New York, NY 10024

I represent primarily nonfiction authors who write for the adult market. I am interested in well-written books that have something new to say, and that surprise and enlighten me. My strong editorial background -- first as an editor and later as a book packager -- is very useful in helping my authors develop their projects in the most salable way. My years of experience in the business and my extensive contacts help me to place their books with the best houses for their projects.

I also serve as a consultant on all areas of publishing from advising on proposals to producing finished books.

years experience: over 40
Reference, Biography, History, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, African-American, Science, Psychology, Narrative non-fiction, Food related travel and memoir, Pop culture, Memoir, Science, Natural History, Gardening, Birds and Birdwatching, Parenting, Women's issues, Architecture, Sustainability
Regina Ryan is the ultimate professional as an agent. She is smart and wise, efficient, insightful, and unfailingly gracious and supportive. She is especially good at providing advice with the kind of great specificity that makes it easy for an author to know how to improve the work. I trust her completely. She knows the business and understands human nature and dynamics. In talking with other authors and editors at various houses, I have heard nothing but the most appreciative, admiring, and respectful comments. -- Paula Caplan, Ph.D.

Were it not for Regina Ryan's critical insight, her challenge to create meaningful graphics, and her gentle but firm guidance, editorial suggestions, and persistence, my book never would have been published. Thanks, Regina, for everything you have done. -- Ed Stump, Ph.D.

We had such extraordinary luck in finding Regina Ryan at the outset of our career as an author/photographer team. She brings so much skill and experience to bear in working with publishers on our behalf, and I credit our rapid advancement to her guidance. It says a great deal about Regina that our editors love her and want to work with her, even when she steps in to sort our a sticky situation or to demand more oversight for our books. I could not be happier to have her represent us." -- Randi Minetor

"I wish that I had met Regina Ryan earlier in my career. She has a thorough knowledge of the publishing industry, and recognizes proposals that are likely to sell. We spent weeks polishing mine, and after it sold she helped me shepherd it through the writing, editing and production process. She participated in finding the "best" cover and title for the book. She is by my side now that the book is out, helping me to publicize it, and to sell subsidiary rights. Most of all you realize that, if necessary Regina would go to bat for her authors, which is very important in these uncertain times."
-- Suzanne Loebl, author America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and their Astonishing Cultural Legacy.

Let me express my admiration: I believe that your professional expertise is extraordinary and I appreciate your devotion --Michael Karpin

Regina Ryan was a believer in and skillful navigator of this project from the beginning. I am especially beholden to her. Her enthusiasm for the topic and her encouragement and perseverance were essential to the completion of this book. --Paul Holinger MD

I am grateful for my agent, Regina Ryan, who was willing to take a chance on a rookie and is the best coach ever. Susan Carrell, RN, LPC

Thank you, Regina Ryan, for your unflagging resourcefulness and quiet strength. -- Andrea Warren

We were also amazingly fortunate to work with our agent, Regina Ryan, who, in addition to doing the agent thing, turned out to be a wonderful writer and editor as well. The book benefited substantially from her editorial recommendations and her willingness to try our diet recommendations herself. -- Judith Wurtman Ph.D and Nina Frusztajer Marquis, MD.

"As a first-time author, I found Regina's help invaluable; she helped me negotiate the many complicated steps necessary to write a first-rate book proposal, she offered guidance for my writing style and worked tirelessly to make sure I had a contract with my publisher that was fair to me in every way. Without her inestimable help, my book would have never been published." -- Michael Petty, DVM

Douglas Whynott, Edmund Stump, Ph.D.,Ben Wattenberg, Paula Caplan, Ph.D., Andrea Lyon,J.D., Andrea Warren, Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., Nina Frusztajer, MD, Andrea Warren, Michael Karpin, Suzanne von Drachenfels, Miriam Chaikin, the Estate of Edwin Shneidman,Ph.D., Ian Osborn,MD, Paul Holinger MD, William Innes Homer,Ph.D., Wayne Craven, Ph.D., Janice E. Perlman, Ph.D., Susan Carrell, R.N., Kairol Rosenthal, Randi and Nic Minetor, Douglas Wornell, MD, Rev. Bonnie Draeger, Gabriel Lisowski, Craig Whitaker, Kelly Dooper, David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, John Goodman, Vladimir Dinets, Susan Tejada, Peter Meltzer, Sheila Tobias. Nathan Pieplow, Richard Bender
THE SUGAR SEASON: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest by Douglas Whynott; AMERICA'S MEDICIS: The Rockefellers and their Astonishing Cultural Legacy, by Suzanne Loebl; WHEN JOHNNY AND JANE COME MARCHING HOME by Paula Caplan; BACKYARD BIRDING by Randi and Nic Minetor; WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY PLANT? and WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY VEGETABLE GARDEN by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth; THE THINKER'S THESAURUS by Peter Meltzer; GROWN UP COOKIES by Kelly Cooper; THE ROOF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains by Edmund Stump; IN SEARCH OF SACCO AND VANZETTI by Susan Tejada; FAVELA: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janiero by Janice Perlman; ANGEL OF DEATH ROW: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer by Andrea Lyon; THE GARDEN PRIMER by Barbara Damrosch, THE SEROTONIN POWER DIET by Judith Wurtman, Ph.D, and Nina Frusztajer, MD; EVERYTHING CHANGES: The Insider's Guide to Cancer in Your 20's and 30's by Kairol Rosenthal; TIGHTROPE: Six Centuries of a Jewish Dynasty by Michael Karpin; THE SUICIDAL MIND by Edwin Shneidman; THE HITE REPORT ON MALE SEXUALITY by Shere Hite; THE GARDEN PRIMER by Barbara Damrosch; AMERICAN ART: History and Culture by Wayne Craven; THOMAS EAKINS by William Innes Homer. WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY:A History of Women's Tennis by Billie Jean King with Cindy Starr
THE PETERSON'S GUIDE TO BIRD SONG, Eastern and Western Volumes by Nathan Pieplow; L'AMERICAIN by John Launois with Chris Pan Launois; THE SUGAR SEASON: Making Maple Syrup in a New Era by Douglas Whynott; SEXUALITY AND DEMENTIA by Douglas Wornell, MD; SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW BASEBALL? by Peter Meltzer; DRAGON SONGS: Love and Adventure among Crocodiles, Alligators, and Other Dinosaur Relations by Vladimir Dinets; JEWISH WISDOM FOR DAILY LIFE: The Sayings of the Rabbi of Kotzk,Illustrated by his great-great-great grandson Gabriel Lisowski, and edited by Miriam Chaikin; IMPERFECT COMPROMISE: A New Consensus Among Israelis and Palestinians by Michael Karpin, MINGUS SPEAKS: Interviews l972-1974 edited by John Goodman; BANISHING MATH ANXIETY by Sheila Tobias with Victor Piercy
Korean rights to THE SUICIDAL MIND by Edwin Shneidman

Italian rights to MINGUS SPEAKS: Interviews 1972-1974 edited by John Goodman

Audio rights to PATERNO: BY THE BOOK by Joe Paterno with Bernard Asbell

Audio rights to ORPHAN TRAIN RIDER by Andrea Warren

Live stage rights to ANGEL OF DEATH ROW by Andrea Lyon

Chinese Traditional Characters to AUTOPSY OF A SUICIDAL MIND by Edwin Shneidman.

Japanese rights to SURVIVING HITLER by Andrea Warren

Audio rights to SURVIVING HITLER by Andrea Warren;

Russian rights to ALEXANDRA'S SCROLL by Miriam Chaikin

Mainland Chinese rights to ARCHITECTURE AND THE AMERICAN DREAM by Craig Whitaker;

Brazilian rights to STILL A MARRIAGE by Lisa Renee Reynolds;

Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese rights to RETURN TO THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China by Yuan-tsung Chen

French and Korean rights to WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY PLANT (AND HOW DO I FIX IT?) by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, Timber Press, 2009;

Korean, Arabic and Bulgarian rights to THE SECRET OF SUCCESS IS NO SECRET by Darcy Andries;

I worked at Alfred A. Knopf, first as an editorial assistant and then as an editor. I next became editor-in-chief of Macmillan Adult Books (the first woman to hold that position in a major hardcover publishing house) and then went out on my own as a packager and agent some 35 years ago. Today I work primarily as an agent, but also work as a publishing consultant and book producer.
Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Who's Who Among American Women.
Foreign Language: Betty Anne Crawford at Books Crossing Borders,

English Language: Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein,

Film: Susan Schulman Literary Agency

Jon Edelman, Assistant.
Send a query letter first -- by e-mail (preferably) or regular mail. Please include a few pages of the actual manuscript. If we want to see the project we will ask you to send a proposal and two sample chapters. Digital material should be in Word and can be sent by attachment. All material should be very readable: in practice that means double spaced, 12 pt. type, printed on one side of the page and NOT bound. If you do not have an e-mail address, enclose an SASE if you want a reply.