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Anna Mioni
AC2 Literary Agency
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AC² is a new literary agency based in Italy, seeking to represent quality fiction and non-fiction work for adults and children. We are available as co-agents or sub-agents for your publishing house or agency.

Our decision to embark on agenting was motivated by the crucial developments taking place in the publishing world today. We belong to the first generation of digital natives and aspire to make the best use of our IT skills and Web 2.0 savvy in the literary world. We have valuable experience as publishing house insiders with hands-on knowledge of publishing procedures. Our strength lies in our know-how and passion, indispensable for agenting that is effective, qualified and fruitful.

AC² was founded in the twenty-first century and well aware of the pivotal role played by pop culture in this age. Our Agency embraces the strong influence of music, cinema, contemporary art, design and IT in its vision of the world and of literature.

AC² strives to pitch books and authors to the best possible publishers, to the ones “best suited” in each case. We offer customized “matchmaking” between books and publishers and excel at finding that winning partnership you are looking for.
A publisher or agency entrusting their catalogue to AC² can rest assured that we will select the most suitable outlet for their books, based on our vast knowledge of Italian publishing houses and catalogues, not to mention our continuous working relationship with their staff.

AC² is in no way contrary to e-books and online self-publishing. We wish to help our clients achieve maximum results in those areas as well, always maintaining a quality on par with printed books. We are also able to help foreign publishers and agents to locate translators (from English to multiple languages) for clients who have chosen to go the way of self-publishing.

We also offer a host of other services targeted specifically at Italian customers.

* * * NOTE: if you are not an Italian writer, please note that we ONLY accept queries from authors who have an agent in their home country * * *


years experience: 18 in the publishing trade
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Science, Literary fiction, Narrative non-fiction, American and British literatures, Anglophone literatures, Young Adults, Spanish and South-American literatures
TRADE REFERENCES
Our agency was established in Summer 2011. For real-time updates see sales and news and Facebook page
LEADING CLIENTS
Lerner Books (USA), North Atlantic Books (USA), Hurtubise – Groupe HMH (Canada), Cappelen Damm agency (Norway), Ilustrata (Spain, Portugal and Latin America), Cedar Fort Press (USA), James Fitzgerald Agency (USA), Michel Quintin (Canada),Susanne Theune & Asociados (Germany, Spain, Portugal), Sleepers Publishing (Australia), Pantera Press (Australia), Jacaranda (UK), The Feldstein Agency (Northern Ireland), Vilar Creative Agency (USA), Sylvia Hayse Literary Agency (USA), Nasza Ksi?garnia, Poland
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Banksy's Bristol by Steven Wright (Ippocampo)
Livid by Francesco Verso (XOUM, Australia and Delos, Italy)
Marie-Renée Lavoie, La petite et le vieux (Volevo essere Lady Oscar, Sperling & Kupfer, Italy)
Sex, Drugs and Kicks in the Teeth by Renzo Stefanel (Giunti, Italy)
Lambrusco's Death by Alvise Trisciuzzi (Neri Pozza, Italy)
João Ricardo Pedro, O teu rosto será o último (Il tuo volto sarà l’ultimo), Nutrimenti, Italy
Paolo Zardi, XXIst Century (longlisted Strega Prize 2015), selling foreign rights for Neo Edizioni, Italy
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
MOST RECENT SALES OF FOREIGN AUTHORS IN ITALY

Claudine Dumont, La petite fille qui amiat Stephen King, La Corte Edizioni
Earls & Myers, Fascial Release for Structural Balance, Edi. Ermes
Simeon Niel-Asher, Concise Book of Trigger Points 3rd edition, Edi.Ermes
Bruce Fife, Coconut Cures, Macro

MOST RECENT SALES OF ITALIAN AUTHORS ABROAD

Sorelle di carta (Paper Sisters) by Cristiana Pezzetta to Güldünya Yay?nlar? (Turkey) for Mammeonline edizioni.

MOST RECENT SALES OF ITALIAN AUTHORS IN ITALY

Alessandro Berselli, Kamasutra Kevin, Pendragon
Lorenzo Mazzoni, La mucca di Sarajevo, Spartaco
Lorenzo Mazzoni, Un tango per Victor, Edicola edicciones (ita/esp)
Ilaria De Togni, Il sogno di Keribe, Gargoyle
Marilena Renda, Regali per i fantasmi, GEM – Mesogea editore
Mauro Casiraghi, Un chilo di cenere, Gaffi editore
Renzo Stefanel, Sesso droga e calci in bocca, Giunti

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
RECENT SALES OF FOREIGN AUTHORS IN ITALY

Claudine Dumont, La petite fille qui amiat Stephen King, La Corte Edizioni
Earls & Myers, Fascial Release for Structural Balance, Edi. Ermes
Simeon Niel-Asher, Concise Book of Trigger Points 3rd edition, Edi.Ermes
Bruce Fife, Coconut Cures, Macro
Marie-Renée Lavoie, La petite et le vieux (Volevo essere Lady Oscar), Sperling & Kupfer
Steve Wright, Banksy’s Bristol, L’Ippocampo
(Nuno Camarneiro, Debaixo de algum céu, Cavallo di Ferro) (rights reverted due to liquidation of the publisher)
João Ricardo Pedro, O teu rosto será o último (Il tuo volto sarà l’ultimo), Nutrimenti

RECENT SALES OF ITALIAN AUTHORS ABROAD

Sorelle di carta (Paper Sisters) by Cristiana Pezzetta to Güldünya Yay?nlar? (Turkey) for Mammeonline edizioni.
Livid/Nexhuman by Francesco Verso to Australian publisher Xoum, for print edition in Australia and e-book in the English speaking market.

RECENT SALES OF ITALIAN AUTHORS IN ITALY

Alessandro Berselli, Kamasutra Kevin, Pendragon
Lorenzo Mazzoni, La mucca di Sarajevo, Spartaco
Lorenzo Mazzoni, Un tango per Victor, Edicola edicciones (ita/esp)
Ilaria De Togni, Il sogno di Keribe, Gargoyle
Marilena Renda, Regali per i fantasmi, GEM – Mesogea editore
Mauro Casiraghi, Un chilo di cenere, Gaffi editore
Renzo Stefanel, Sesso droga e calci in bocca, Giunti
Franca Di Muzio, Lo scopriremo solo scrivendo, Panda edizioni
Lorenzo Mazzoni, Quando le chitarre facevano l’amore, Edizioni Spartaco
Annachiara Capuzzo, Forty, Panda edizioni
Gaia Conventi, Novelle col morto, Betelgeuse
Carlo Callegari and Francesco Dominedò, #Porvenir, La Case Books
Carlo Callegari, Il ritorno dei tre, Fanucci Time Crime
Elena Girardin, Le petit Omar, Panda edizioni
Carlo Vanin, La notte della Mediarchia, Panda edizioni
Alvise Trisciuzzi, La morte del Lambrusco, Neri Pozza
Gaia Conventi, Giallo di Zucca, Betelgeuse
Francesco Verso, Livido, Delos Books
Renzo Stefanel con Antonio Oleari, Storia di un minuto, Aereostella
Carlo Callegari, La banda dei tre, Fanucci Time Crime
Mauro Casiraghi, Un chilo di cenere, Kindle Direct Publishing
Laura Liberale, Madreferro, Perdisa Pop

AUTHORS PUBLISHED ON AMAZON KINDLE WHITE GLOVE in the Agency’s Series

Shubha Sarma, Racconti dall’India (Fly on the Wall), for LiFi Publishing, India
Pierfrancesco Matarazzo, Il corpo
Renzo Stefanel, Anima latina: storia e cronistoria e-book and POD
Dante Palladino, Una cosa sola (Italian) and As one (English)

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Anna Mioni, owner: translator of 60 novels from English and Spanish into Italian, translation teacher in master courses, in-house editor for several Italian publishing houses. Shortlisted twice at Premio Monselice di Traduzione translation prize. Grants at Ledig House and other residencies around the world.
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Japan: Japan Uni Agency http://www.japanuni.co.jp
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Literagentur Juliane Roderer http://www.litag-roderer.de/
France: L'Autre Agence
Spain, Portugal and Latin America: Ilustrata, Barcelona
Greece: Iris Literary Agency
Turkey: Kalem Agency
South Korea: Eric Yang Agency
China and Chinese speaking countries: Niu Niu Culture
Poland: BookLab
SUB-AGENT FOR
INTERNATIONAL:
Cappelen Damm agency (Norway)
Cedar Fort Press, USA
Hurtubise – Groupe HMH, Canada
Ilustrata (Spain, Portugal and Latin America)
Jacaranda, UK
James Fitzgerald Agency (USA)
Kalachuvadu (India)
Kreativni Centar (Serbia)
Lerner Books (USA)
LiFi publications, India
Michel Quintin (Canada)
Nasza Ksi?garnia, Poland
New Europe Books, USA
North Atlantic Books, USA
Pantera Press (Australia)
Pembroke Publishers (Canada)
Sefsafa (Egypt)
Sleepers Publishing, Australia
Susanne Theune & Asociados (Spain, Portugal)
Sylvia Hayse Literary Agency, USA
The Feldstein Agency, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Trio Publishing (Slovacchia)
Vilar Creative Agency, Boulder, CO, USA
Waverley Books, Gresham Publishing co., Scotland
Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Canada)
Wydawnictwo Widnokr?g (Poland)
Wytwórnia (Polonia)

ITALY:
CasaSirio
Cooper – Banda Larga
GEM – Mesogea
Hacca edizioni
Las Vegas edizioni
Mammeonline
Neo edizioni
Panda edizioni

KEY PERSONNEL
Anna Mioni
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
We currently accept representation proposals from publishers and agencies.

* * * FOR AUTHORS: if you are not an Italian writer, please note that we ONLY accept queries from authors who have an agent in their home country. Better yet, get your agent or publisher in touch with us on your behalf * * *