Called the best diet book on the market, Jane Brody, New York Times.
Published by Workman Press 2009
Betty Kelly Sargent, founder of BookWorks.com: The Self-Publishers Association is a freelance editor and writer, specializing in literary and commercial fiction as well as popular, self-help and inspirational non-fiction.
BETTY KELLY SARGENT
212-486-1531 h. 646-707-0170 office
Betty Kelly Sargent is the founder of BookWorks.com: The Self-Publishers Association. The former Editor-In-Chief of William Morrow, she is a veteran book and magazine editor who writes, co-authors and edits both fiction and non-fiction titles for a variety of publishers and self-publishing authors. She is the author of:
THE HEALTHIEST YOU
with Kelly Traver, former Medical Director of Google Worldwide, published by Atria, S & S, 2012
with Kelly Traver, M.D., Medical director of Google, Worldwide, to be published by Simon & Schuster, December 2009
THE INSTINCT DIET: Use Your Five Food Instincts To Lose Weight and Keep It Off
with Susan B. Roberts, PhD, Workman, January 2009
WHAT EVERY DAUGHTER WANTS HER MOTHER TO KNOW
with Betsy Perry, Source Books, 2007 (the first of a series)
WHAT EVERY DAUGHTER WANTS HER FATHER TO KNOW
with Betsy Perry, Source Books, 2007
BEAUTIFUL BONES WITHOUT HORMONES
with Leon Root M.D.
Gotham Books, 2004, Paperback edition 2005
In her 30-year career in book and magazine publishing she has been:
• Editor-in-Chief of William Morrow—where she acquired and edited both fiction and non fiction, ran a department of 12 trade editors, was responsible for three lists of 25 titles per year, oversaw all aspects of marketing, advertising and publicity and encouraged the editorial department to come up with 10 original titles per year.
• Executive Editor at Large at Harper Collins—where she acquired and edited 15 to 20 major fiction and non-fiction titles per year, kept in touch with major literary agents and book packagers, and created many original titles.
• Fiction and Books Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine—where she supervised a staff of seven, kept tabs on the entire trade book market, found selected and edited 120 book excerpts a year (one quarter of the magazine each month), negotiated all first and second serial rights, assigned and edited 20 to 30 original articles per year which were often based on books she had excerpted, and wrote occasional articles for Cosmopolitan and other magazines. She also acquired and edited one original short story per month, as well as a monthly 25,000 word novel condensation.
• CNN Live Book Reviewer—where she reviewed major, current, fiction and non-fiction on CNN’s Sunday morning news program. She reviewed three books per ten-minute segment about once a month.
• Senior Acquiring Editor, Delacorte Press—where ten of her titles were included in The New York Times Bestseller List. Many of her titles are still in print, including Holy Blood Holy Grail (the inspiration for The DaVinci Code) and a child-care series created with the Gesel Institute in New Haven.
• Senior Acquiring Editor and Subsidiary Rights Director Bobbs-Merrill
• Senior Editor Dell Books
• The New Yorker Magazine
The authors whose work she has acquired or edited over the years include:
Elmore Leonard, William Goldman, John Searles, Marge Piercy, Christopher Anderson, James Purdy, Sir Martin Gilbert, Jodi Pecault, Elizabeth Winthrop, Sara Forden, Belva Plain, Rene Steinke, Carol Tavris, Neil Postman, Shana Alexander, Jane Bryant Quinn, Johathan Fast, James Brady, James Clavell, Danielle Steel, Judith Krantz, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Jackie Collins, Robert Ludlum, Ken Follett, Pat Booth, Laurence Saunders, Cynthia Heimel, John Jakes, Jacqueline Briskin, Gail Godwin, Mona Simpson, Gore Vidal, Jospeh Wambaugh, Sidney Sheldon, Susan Isaacs, Perri Klass and Norman Mailer.
B.A The University of Michigan, Radcliffe Publishing Course
GIA Certified Diamond Gemologist
Graduate New York School of Interior Design
Amateur photographer studying at ICP
The Century Association, Pen, Author’s Guild, Book Table,
The Independent Editors Group,
Board of Directors for The New York Society Library