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agent :
Amy A. Collins
Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC
215 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06461 US

Amy Collins is an agent with the Talcott Notch Literary Services agency. She has more than 30 years in the publishing industry as a book buyer, Sales Director for a large non-fiction publisher, and the founder and President of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing companies in the US. Collins is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, as well as bookstores and libraries.

As well as an agent, Collins is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended publishing consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In her agent role, Collins focuses on non-fiction/ history, historical fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi. She can be reached at

Amy Collins has taught and spoken at many of the publishing industry’s top festivals and conferences, including Publisher’s Weekly’s BookCon, Keynoting at Scottish Writer’s Conference, Oklahoma Writer’s Conference, Author U, AAPS, Dublin Writers Conference, BAIPA, IBPA’s Publishing University, Dallas Book Con, NY PitchFest, PALA, St. Louis Writer’s Conference, Writers Digest Annual and Novel Conferences, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others.

When not in the office, her focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and she spends a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds. A member of several charitable and political organizations, she donates not only her time but a portion of her company’s profits to grant-based charities that work to alleviate the cycle of poverty. Amy is currently working while traveling and living in a spacious motorhome with two dogs and a husband, living life to the fullest.

years experience: 15
Fantasy/science fiction, Reference, Biography, History, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Historical Fiction, Media, Pop Culture, Calendars
“Amy is a walking encyclopedia of the book business and knows it inside and out. I have been happy with Amy and her team and absolutely trust her to deliver results and do what she says she will do."
- Fred Stuvek

Thank you for this high level of business work-ethic. It is like a breath of fresh air -compared to my painful publishing experience.
-Sandy Kennedy

The webinar was excellent. One of the best-selling authors I know does everything that Amy suggests. . . Thank you SO much for including me. It was really well done. Amy knows her stuff.
-Nichola D. Gutgold, Ph.D., Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences

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She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, a member of Mensa, a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, Writers Digest, IBPA, and a trusted teacher at conferences world-wide. She has taught and spoken at many of the publishing industry’s top festivals and conferences including Publisher’s Weekly’s BookCon, Oklahoma Writer’s Conference, Author U, AAPS, Dublin Writers Conference, BAIPA, PALA, St. Louis Writer’s Conference, Writers Digest, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others.
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