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Mark Gottlieb
Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent

Mark Gottlieb’s focus on publishing began at Emerson College, where he was a founding member of the Publishing Club, later its President, overseeing its first publication and establishing the Wilde Press.

After graduating with a degree in writing, literature and publishing, Mark began his career with the Vice President of Berkley Books (Penguin), working with leading editors.

His first position at the Trident Media Group literary agency was in foreign rights, selling the books of clients around the world. Mark later worked as Executive Assistant to Robert Gottlieb, Chairman of Trident, with responsibility for organizing/managing diverse authors and their complex business transactions. He next assumed the position of audio rights agent. Since Mark has managed the audio rights business, the annual sales volume has more than doubled. Mark showed great initiative and insight in identifying talented writers.

In passing the Audio Department's torch, Mark is building his own client list of writers. He is excited to work directly with authors, helping to manage and grow their careers with all of the unique resources that are available to Trident. Since that time he has ranked as high as #1 in Agents on in Overall Deals. He has also ranked #1 in categories such as Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Children's, and Graphic Novels. He has ranked in the top five for Thriller, Mystery/Crime, Womens/Romance, Young Adult, and certain nonfiction categories such as Pop Culture, Memoir, How-To, and Humor.

years experience: 7+
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, 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. When Thought I Knew You became so successful, I was approached by my agent, Mark Gottlieb and had a mostly finished manuscript ready to go. Again, star alignment. He loved Vanishing and hit the submissions very hard. It sold pretty quickly and I think I’ve found the absolute most perfect home for me at Atria. I could not be more thrilled with the cover, the final product (I say this as I should be working on edits and am instead finishing this interview!), my editors notes and suggestions. Everything has felt very free and very fun." —Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of THE VANISHING YEAR, Atria Books

"Thanks, Mark! ...I feel very fortunate that we are working together." —Christopher Brown, World Fantasy Award-nominated author of TROPIC OF KANSAS, Harper Voyager

"Countless thanks über agent, Mark Gottlieb." —Lisa Preston, author of ORCHIDS AND STONE, Thomas & Mercer

"After taking a lot of deep breaths, and with shaking hands, I emailed my entire manuscript to Mark Gottlieb…who took the weekend off to read it…by Sunday afternoon, Mark had finished reading my manuscript and sent me another email, this one indicating that he would like to speak with me regarding representation. Within four months, Mark had sold THE DRAGON’S LEGACY in a three-book-deal to Titan Books; it will be released in hardcover Spring 2017. Less than a year later, my rockstar agent sold my second book, DAUGHTER OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN, also to Steve Saffel of Titan Books in a two-book deal, also set to be released Spring 2017. Write a good book, write a good query letter, do your homework. And dare to dream big." —Deborah A. Wolf, author of THE DRAGON'S LEGACY and DAUGHTER OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Titan Books

"Mark's amazing... He picks up the phone every single time." —Taylor Bayouth, author of HOW TO STEAL THE MONA LISA: AND SIX OTHER WORLD-FAMOUS TREASURES, Tarcher/Perigee Books

"Mark, Thank you for making my dreams come true. Looking forward to working together in the future." —Domenick Dicce, author of YOU'RE A VAMPIRE: THAT SUCKS (A SURVIVAL GUIDE), Tarcher/Perigee Books

Claire Ashby
Jesse Baruffi
Taylor Bayouth
John Benditt
Christopher Brown
Andrew Buckley
L.A. Casey
Samantha Chase
Neal Chase
Deepak Chopra
Gotham Chopra
Domenick Dicce
Chondra Echert
Robert Ferrigno
Marnie Galloway
Chuck Grossart
Chanda Hahn
Christopher Hanchey
Jim Hardison
Christopher Hinz
Logan J. Hunder
Jeff Johnson
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Shawn Kittelsen
Andrew Klavan
Davila LeBlanc
Chris Leben
Haleigh Lovell
Donna Foley Mabry
PJ Manney
Shaun Manning
William Neal McPheeters
Kate Moretti
T. Jefferson Parker
Lisa Preston
Richard Ellis Preston, Jr
Paul Regnier
Chris Riley
J.B. Rockwell
Nashoda Rose
Claudio Sanchez
Sam Sharpe
Jonathan Shaw
Paul H.B. Shin
Christopher Steinsvold
Wen Dee Tan
G.J. Walker-Smith
Penelope Ward
Anna Wieszczyk
Joseph Williams
Deborah A. Wolf
Edward Zajac
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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