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agent, consultant :
Regina Ryan
Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises, Inc.
251 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 US

I represent primarily nonfiction authors who write for both the adult and the juvenile market. I am interested in well-written books that have something new to say, and that surprise and enlighten me. My strong editorial background -- first as an editor and later as a book packager -- is very useful in helping my authors develop their projects in the most salable way. My years of experience in the business and my extensive contacts help me to place their books with the best houses for their projects.

I also serve as a consultant on all areas of publishing from advising on proposals to producing finished books.

years experience: over 40
Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Sports, African-American, Science, Psychology, Narrative non-fiction, Food related travel and memoir, Pop culture, Memoir, Science, Natural History, Gardening, Birds and Birdwatching, Parenting, Women's issues, Architecture, Non-religious contemporary spirituality, Sustainability
So proud that you're my agent, Regina. Smart as a whip, and one of the nicest people I know. I love that we're currently working on our NINTH book together! -- Andrea Warren

A huge thank you to the consummate professional, literary agent Regina Ryan. -- Donald Kroodsma

Regina Ryan is the ultimate professional as an agent. She is smart and wise, efficient, insightful, and unfailingly gracious and supportive. She is especially good at providing advice with the kind of great specificity that makes it easy for an author to know how to improve the work. I trust her completely. She knows the business and understands human nature and dynamics. In talking with other authors and editors at various houses, I have heard nothing but the most appreciative, admiring, and respectful comments. -- Paula Caplan, Ph.D.

Were it not for Regina Ryan's critical insight, her challenge to create meaningful graphics, and her gentle but firm guidance, editorial suggestions, and persistence, my book never would have been published. Thanks, Regina, for everything you have done. -- Ed Stump, Ph.D.

We had such extraordinary luck in finding Regina Ryan at the outset of our career as an author/photographer team. She brings so much skill and experience to bear in working with publishers on our behalf, and I credit our rapid advancement to her guidance. It says a great deal about Regina that our editors love her and want to work with her, even when she steps in to sort our a sticky situation or to demand more oversight for our books. I could not be happier to have her represent us." -- Randi Minetor

"I wish that I had met Regina Ryan earlier in my career. She has a thorough knowledge of the publishing industry, and recognizes proposals that are likely to sell. We spent weeks polishing mine, and after it sold she helped me shepherd it through the writing, editing and production process. She participated in finding the "best" cover and title for the book. She is by my side now that the book is out, helping me to publicize it, and to sell subsidiary rights. Most of all you realize that, if necessary Regina would go to bat for her authors, which is very important in these uncertain times."
-- Suzanne Loebl, author America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and their Astonishing Cultural Legacy.

Let me express my admiration: I believe that your professional expertise is extraordinary and I appreciate your devotion --Michael Karpin

Regina Ryan was a believer in and skillful navigator of this project from the beginning. I am especially beholden to her. Her enthusiasm for the topic and her encouragement and perseverance were essential to the completion of this book. --Paul Holinger MD

I am grateful for my agent, Regina Ryan, who was willing to take a chance on a rookie and is the best coach ever. Susan Carrell, RN, LPC

Thank you, Regina Ryan, for your unflagging resourcefulness and quiet strength. -- Andrea Warren

We were also amazingly fortunate to work with our agent, Regina Ryan, who, in addition to doing the agent thing, turned out to be a wonderful writer and editor as well. The book benefited substantially from her editorial recommendations and her willingness to try our diet recommendations herself. -- Judith Wurtman Ph.D and Nina Frusztajer Marquis, MD.

"As a first-time author, I found Regina's help invaluable; she helped me negotiate the many complicated steps necessary to write a first-rate book proposal, she offered guidance for my writing style and worked tirelessly to make sure I had a contract with my publisher that was fair to me in every way. Without her inestimable help, my book would have never been published." -- Michael Petty, DVM

Thanks to my agent, Regina Ryan, who has been magnificent navigating a first time author through the process. Ben Austro

Donald Kroodsma, Kurt Stenn, Viva, Douglas Whynott, Edmund Stump, Ph.D.,Ben Wattenberg, Paula Caplan, Ph.D., Andrea Lyon,J.D., Andrea Warren, Judith Wurtman, Ph.D.,Andrea Warren, Michael Karpin, Suzanne von Drachenfels, Miriam Chaikin, the Estate of Edwin Shneidman,Ph.D., Ian Osborn MD, Paul Holinger MD,Wayne Craven, Ph.D., Janice E. Perlman, Ph.D., Susan Carrell, R.N., Kairol Rosenthal, Randi and Nic Minetor, Douglas Wornell, MD, Rev. Bonnie Draeger, Gabriel Lisowski, Craig Whitaker, Kelly Dooper, David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, John Goodman, Vladimir Dinets, Susan Tejada, Peter Meltzer, Sheila Tobias. Nathan Pieplow, Richard Bender, Anita Sanchez, Suzanne Loebl, Ben Austro
PETERSON'S GUIDE TO BIRD SOUNDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Nathan Pieplow; HAIR: A Human History by Kurt Stenn; SUPERSTAR: A NOVEL by Viva, THE SUGAR SEASON: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest by Douglas Whynott; AMERICA'S MEDICIS: The Rockefellers and their Astonishing Cultural Legacy, by Suzanne Loebl; WHEN JOHNNY AND JANE COME MARCHING HOME by Paula Caplan; BACKYARD BIRDING by Randi and Nic Minetor; WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY PLANT? and WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY VEGETABLE GARDEN by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth; THE THINKER'S THESAURUS by Peter Meltzer; GROWN UP COOKIES by Kelly Cooper; THE ROOF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains by Edmund Stump; IN SEARCH OF SACCO AND VANZETTI by Susan Tejada; FAVELA: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro by Janice Perlman; ANGEL OF DEATH ROW: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer by Andrea Lyon; THE GARDEN PRIMER by Barbara Damrosch, THE SEROTONIN POWER DIET by Judith Wurtman, Ph.D, and Nina Frusztajer, MD; EVERYTHING CHANGES: The Insider's Guide to Cancer in Your 20's and 30's by Kairol Rosenthal; TIGHTROPE: Six Centuries of a Jewish Dynasty by Michael Karpin; THE SUICIDAL MIND by Edwin Shneidman; THE HITE REPORT ON MALE SEXUALITY by Shere Hite; THE GARDEN PRIMER by Barbara Damrosch; AMERICAN ART: History and Culture by Wayne Craven; THOMAS EAKINS by William Innes Homer. WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY:A History of Women's Tennis by Billie Jean King with Cindy Starr; IN PRAISE OF POISON IVY by Anita Sanchez; HAIR: A Human History by Kurt Stenn; WILD WINE MAKING by Richard Bender; THE BACKYARD BIRDSONG GUIDE by Donald Kroodsma; SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW FOOTBALL? by Ben Austro
THE CASE FOR A DEFENDER GENERAL: CONFRONTING APARTHEID IN THE UNITED STATES by Andrea Lyon; THE FOREST IN THE SEA: HOW SEAWEED CAN CHANGE THE WORLD by Anita Sanchez; HIKING THE CATSKILLS by Randi Minetor and Stacey Freed; A SKY THAT SINGS by Anita Sanchez; THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL: A Biography by Philip D’Anieri; THE NAVIGATION CASE: TRAINING FLYING AND FIGHTING THE 1941-1945 NEW GUNIEA WAR by John Happ; SWALLOW’S SWIRL by Christina Wilsdon; KICK ASS HEALTHY LADA: A Guide to Diabetes 1.5 by Jacqueline Haskins; NATURE BEYOND SOLITUDE by John Seibert Farnsworth, DEAR LIBBY, WILL YOU ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP? by Libby Kiszner; BIRDSONG FOR THE CURIOUS NATURALIST by Don Kroodsma, ENEMY CHILD: A Boy in the Japanese American Internment Camps of World War II by Andrea Warren; THE COMPLETE CAREER GUIDE FOR INTROVERTS by Jane Finkle, SMART ASS: How a Donkey Challenged Me to Accept his True Nature and Rediscover my Own by Margie Winslow; WAIT TILL IT GETS DARK:A Kid's Guide to Exploring the Night by Anita Sanchez and George Steele; HISTORIC ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARK by Randi Minetor 7 SECRETS OF PERSUASION by James C. Crimmins, Ph.D., DEATH IN GLACIER PARK by Randi Minetor, JOY FIXES FOR WEARY PARENTS by Erin Leyba, Ph.D., THE FRIENDLY ORANGE GLOW by Brian Dear; SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ROCK AND ROLL? by Peter Meltzer; RISE OF THE CAJUN MARINERS by Woody Falgoux; WILDLIFE SPECTACLES by Vladimir Dinets; LISTENING TO A CONTINENT SING by Donald Kroodsma; WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY MARIJUANA PLANT? by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
Korean Rights to THE SECRET OF SUCCESS IS NO SECRET by Darcy Oordt
Korean rights to LOST IN THE MIRROR by Richard Moskovitz
Korean rights to THE SUICIDAL MIND by Edwin Shneidman
Italian rights to MINGUS SPEAKS: Interviews 1972-1974 edited by John Goodman

Audio rights to PATERNO: BY THE BOOK by Joe Paterno with Bernard Asbell

Audio rights to ORPHAN TRAIN RIDER by Andrea Warren

Live stage rights to ANGEL OF DEATH ROW by Andrea Lyon

Chinese Traditional Characters to AUTOPSY OF A SUICIDAL MIND by Edwin Shneidman.

Japanese rights to SURVIVING HITLER by Andrea Warren

Audio rights to SURVIVING HITLER by Andrea Warren;

Russian rights to ALEXANDRA'S SCROLL by Miriam Chaikin

Mainland Chinese rights to ARCHITECTURE AND THE AMERICAN DREAM by Craig Whitaker;

Brazilian rights to STILL A MARRIAGE by Lisa Renee Reynolds;

Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese rights to RETURN TO THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China by Yuan-tsung Chen

French, Italian and Korean rights to WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY PLANT (AND HOW DO I FIX IT?) by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, Timber Press, 2009;

Korean, Arabic and Bulgarian rights to THE SECRET OF SUCCESS IS NO SECRET by Darcy Andries;

I worked at Alfred A. Knopf, first as an editorial assistant and then as an editor. I next became editor-in-chief of Macmillan Adult Books (the first woman to hold that position in a major hardcover publishing house) and then went out on my own as a packager and agent. Today I work primarily as an agent, but also as a publishing consultant and book producer.
Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Who's Who Among American Women.
Translation: Betty Anne Crawford at Books Crossing Borders,

English Language: Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein,

Film: Susan Schulman Literary Agency

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