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Trident Media Group Literary Agency
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agent :
Mark Gottlieb
Trident Media Group
Trident Media Group, 41 Madison Avenue, Floor 36, New York, NY 10010
(212) 333-1506
Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent

Literary agent Mark Gottlieb has ranked highly among literary agents across publishing in overall deals and other individual categories. Using that same initiative and insight for identifying talented writers, he is actively building his own client list of authors of fiction and nonfiction. Mark is excited to work directly with authors, helping to manage and grow their careers with all of the unique resources that are available at book publishing’s leading literary agency, Trident Media Group. During his time at Trident Media Group, he has represented numerous New York Times bestselling authors, as well as award-winning authors, and has optioned and sold numerous books to film and TV production companies. Mark Gottlieb is actively seeking submissions in all categories and genres.

Mark maintains a web presence on all things book publishing at:

years experience: 10+
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Sports, African-American, Science
"It was more of an opportunity than a decision. ...I was approached by my agent, Mark alignment. He loved The Vanishing Year and hit the submissions very hard. It sold pretty quickly and I think I’ve found the absolute most perfect home for me... I could not be more thrilled... Everything has felt very free and very fun." —Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author

"To find someone in the publishing world these days who possesses such style and grace...a throwback. Crown moldings and brass door knocker in a world of prefab housing." —Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author

"I was greatly aided in writing this book by the critical insights of friends and colleagues who read early drafts and excerpts... Thanks to my agent, Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group, whose energy and enthusiasm made it happen..." —Christopher Brown, World Fantasy Award-nominated author

"Mark has been a fantastic agent, creative guide, and friend. His dedication and passion to his client's work has led to me being a better writer and creator." —Kenny Porter, author of The Fearless Rider, Scholastic Books

"Mark has been a joy to work with! I'm not sure how he makes himself so available, but he's always there to pick up the phone and talk through the submission process or give his honest feedback. Submitting a book is stressful and Mark also works hard to keep you abreast of feedback from publishers. As a multi-genre author, I also really appreciate that Mark works with a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction projects. I feel lucky to be working with him." —Jaimal Yogis, multi-published author with Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Scholastic

"Working with Mark Gottlieb at Trident opened doors for me and my career. Thanks to his hard work and keen intuition, I'm now a published author. He's always available, quick to respond, and eager to support." —Jonathan Arthur Ashley, author of Lily & Kosmo, Simon & Schuster

"Mark is one of the hardest working, smartest agents out there. He goes above and beyond his work expectations by cultivating caring relationships with his clients, always expressing empathy and patience. He is kind, supportive and knows what he's doing." —Ruby Karp, author of Earth Hates Me, Hachette Books

"Mark is a brilliantly knowledgeable agent with amazing patience and professionalism! He got me my dream book project almost as soon as I started working with him, and has helped so much with contracts, explaining how publishing works, and just making it all simple. He just ‘gets’ my work and is very encouraging and enthusiastic about it! Mark’s approachable and down to earth, but also incredible at what he does. Looking forward to working with him more on future projects!" —Sophie Corrigan, author of Pugtato, HarperCollins

"Mark Gottlieb has been the best agent I could have hoped for. He helped me land deals for six books domestically and has aggressively sold the translation rights abroad. My books will soon be available in six languages, all thanks to him. My writing career never would have advanced as fast or as far without Mark's help." —James Breakwell, bestselling author of Only Dead on the Inside

"I am immensely fortunate to have Mark Gottlieb as my literary agent. Working with Mark has been a pleasure from my first introduction to him at Yale Writers. He is a consummate professional at every level: experienced, skillful, astute, efficient, timely, widely respected, and most importantly, absolutely trustworthy my behalf. I could not ask for a better agent relationship. I am profoundly grateful to have Mark represent me." —Diane C. McPhail, author of The Abolitionist’s Daughter, Kensington Books

"I am blessed to work with Mark Gottlieb as my literary agent. He is very knowledgeable about the industry, is a great sounding board for ideas and gives terrific advice for my career. He was invaluable in negotiating my recent publishing deals. I love feeling we are a team and I look forward to working on more books with him!" —Kimberly Taylor Blakemore, author of The Companion, Lake Union Publishing

"Within four months, Mark had sold The Dragon’s Legacy in a three-book-deal to Titan Books… Less than a year later, my rockstar agent sold my second book… dare to dream big." —Deborah A. Wolf, author The Dragon’s Legacy, Titan Books

"I am fortunate to have Mark Gottlieb as my literary agent. He is professional, knowledgeable, and deeply cares about the careers of his clients. Also, Trident Media Group, one of the world's leading literary agencies, has exceptional service and capabilities. I am grateful for Mark's support and guidance to land deals for three books. I'm lucky to have Mark in my corner!" —Alan Hlad, bestselling author of The Long Flight Home

"When I was working on Another Kingdom, I really appreciated Mark's deep expertise about the genre and the market. He was always ready to talk and share what he knew and it really helped me make the book what I wanted it to be. Plus he's a good guy." —Andrew Klavan, bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author

Trident Media Group (TMG) is a prominent literary agency located in New York City that originally formed in 2000. TMG represents over 1,000 bestselling and emerging authors in a range of genres of fiction and nonfiction, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists and have won major awards and prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the P.E.N. Faulkner Award, the P.E.N. Hemingway Award, The Booker Prize, and the L.A. Times Book Award, among others. TMG is one of the world’s leading, largest and most diversified literary agencies.

For more than ten consecutive years, TMG continues to rank number one for sales according to in North America. TMG is the only U.S. literary agency to consistently be in the top ten in both UK fiction and UK non-fiction and has ranked as highly as number one in UK fiction deals.


-Most diverse group of successful literary agents, skilled in all genres of fiction, all types of nonfiction, and career management.

-Leading International Sales and Audio Rights Literary Agents.

-Innovative Digital Media & Publishing group, uniquely structured to establish, promote, and manage authors' e-book publications and digital marketing.

-Major social media presence and networking by our book agency.

-Most comprehensive support services for book agents and authors, including Business Affairs/Contracts and Accounting/Administration Staff.

Book Sales, Editorial, Film and TV Sales, Foreign Rights, Contract Negotiation / Business Affairs, Accounting and Information Tracking, Audio Books, eBook Sales and Marketing, Publishing Management

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