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Trident Media Group Literary Agency
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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

Mark Gottlieb has ranked #1 among Literary Agents on Publishers Marketplace 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. 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. Since his time at Trident, he has represented numerous New York Times bestselling, as well as award-winning authors, and has optioned and sold numerous books to film and TV production companies. Mark 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 Gottlieb and had a mostly finished manuscript ready to go. 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 at Atria. I could not be more thrilled with the cover, the final product... 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

"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 of TROPIC OF KANSAS, Harper Voyager

"…an island of calm and order. He is such a gentleman. He listened, asked perceptive questions, and then requested the full manuscript. It happened very quickly and with absolute equanimity on his part. Yes, in an almost miraculous eight weeks, Mark sold the book to Kensington. He was instrumental in handling contractual details and in negotiating a few items that are of real importance to me, such as cover design and the voice of the audio edition narrator. The contract itself is nineteen pages long! Mark's help has been invaluable. I am deeply grateful." —Diane C. McPhail, author of THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER, Kensington Books

"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

"…I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to meet… You helped make [my] trip even more memorable… your kindness and the genuineness with which you presented yourself… I already knew I was lucky to have you as a literary agent based on metrics and all your success; but to find a successful agent who also seems to be a decent human is a rare dream come true." —James Wade, author of ALL THINGS LEFT WILD, Blackstone Publishing

"Just a little over a year ago, I was still an aspiring web cartoonist with nothing more than a dream. Today, I've got a real book sold through retailers around the world that my friends, family, and fans adore. You were the catalyst that helped get me where I am today; I never imagined I would become an actual published author. Thank you! It's been one heck of a ride, and I'm so grateful to have your support, encouragement, and guidance. I look forward to whatever comes next!" —Dante Fabiero, author of SLOTHILDA, Skyhorse Publishing

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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