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Mark Gottlieb

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Mark Gottlieb
BornMark Owen Gottlieb
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationEmerson College
💼 Occupation
Literary agent
👔 EmployerTrident Media Group[1]

Mark Gottlieb is an American literary agent[2][3][4] for writers and illustrators in fiction, non-fiction, children's literature, graphic novels and other genres.[5] He's known for representing figures such as Lesley Kagen, James Breakwell,[6][7] Christopher Brown (author),[8] Christopher Hinz, Andrew Klavan, William F. Nolan, Joe Coleman (painter) and Kate Moretti.[8][9][1] Mark Gottlieb has been instrumental in Trident Media Group's (TMG) publishing house development. He has lectured and commented widely on publishing,[10][11][12][13] author rights[14] and the place of literature in the contemporary period of history.[15][16] Gottlieb is also an author of a number of publications.[17][18][18] Gottlieb resigned from the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR) following an ethics investigation in August 2018.

Background[edit]

Mark Gottlieb was born in New York City and grew up in the village of Scarsdale. As a child, Gottlieb witnessed many authors frequently visiting his father's house. Surrounded by an atmosphere of creativity and books, he showed an early interest in literature and art.[19][11][20] He graduated from Emerson College in 2009 with a M.A degree in writing, literature, and publishing. While a student at Emerson College, Gottlieb co-founded the Undergraduate Students for Publishing Club and the Wilde Press where he presided during his college years.[5][21]

Career[edit]

After a year of working at Penguin Group USA as a production assistant to the vice president, Mark Gottlieb later joined Trident Media Group. Before becoming a literary agent in 2013, he first filled the roles of foreign rights assistant to the director of foreign rights,[15] executive assistant to the chairman, and audio rights agent in the company.[22] As a literary agent, Gottlieb began working directly with authors, building his own client list of bestselling and award-winning authors. He has represented various genres such as debut fiction, mystery/crime, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, women's fiction, young adult, graphic novel and more. During his career at Trident Media Group, Gottlieb represented many emerging writers in a range of genres of fiction and nonfiction. Some of the authors appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists and won literary prizes and awards.[23][6]

Gottlieb resigned from the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR) following an ethics investigation in August 2018[24][25][26] but remains employed at Trident Media Group[1] where his father is chairman and founder.[27]

Publications and podcasts[edit]

  • Mark Gottlieb, The Current State of Publishing According to Mark Gottlieb in the "Liminal Pages", 2019[28]
  • Mark Gottlieb, From Beyond the Grave: Interviews with Dead Authors in "The Millions", 2019[29]
  • Mark Gottlieb, Gottlieb on the Etiquette of the Editorial Process, in "Pro-Writing Aid", 2019[30]
  • Mark Gottlieb, Bestsellers Born in Social Media in "Beyond the Book", 2019[31]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mark Gottlieb – Trident Media Group Literary Agency".
  2. "Do you know what attracts literary agents?". The Writer.
  3. "Episode 149: How to Pitch Your Book — Interview with Mark Gottlieb". DIY MFA. May 31, 2017.
  4. "The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience: Publishing Secrets from Top NY Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb: Part One". writerfiles.libsyn.com.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sambuchino, Chuck (August 25, 2014). "Literary Agent Spotlight: Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group".
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent, Trident Media Group". CxOTalk. October 7, 2019.
  7. "Book Deals: Week of May 29, 2017". Publishers Weekly.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Interview: Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb". LitReactor.
  9. "Publishers Marketplace: Mark Gottlieb". www.publishersmarketplace.com.
  10. Shane, Dakota (August 21, 2019). "Ever Thought About Pursuing a Book Deal? Here's How to Do It Right". Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Myall, J.D (March 31, 2018). "Literary Agent Interview: Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group". Writer's Digest. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  12. "How to Write a Book Proposal: A Guide for Nonfiction Writers". September 17, 2019.
  13. "How to Make Your First Book Deal a PR Win". PRNEWS. October 14, 2019.
  14. "Tips For Authors on Managing the Foreign Rights to Their Work". Author Learning Center.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Robertson, Joshua (January 25, 2019). "Literary Agent Interview: Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group". The Book Tavern. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  16. Elek (October 29, 2019). "An interview with Trident Media Group agent Mark Gottlieb".
  17. Cox, Justin (December 27, 2018). "A Day in the Life of a New York Literary Agent". Medium.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Why the Barnes & Noble sale may help US publishers buy better books | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com.
  19. "Trident Media Group Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb: On the Fireside Lives of Bestselling Authors". bookstr.com. July 15, 2019.
  20. Laughs, Michelle 4. "Query Questions with Mark Gottlieb".
  21. "Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group". Mythcreants.
  22. "Mark Gottlieb -Literary Agent at Trident Media Group".
  23. "'There Is No Average Day in the Life for Me!': Exclusive Interview with Leading Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb". bookstr.com. May 8, 2019.
  24. "Interview with a literary agent. If you are querying, you need to watch this". Pennsylvania Herald. May 24, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2020. After fully considering the underlying facts and circumstances, the Committee unanimously determined a) that Mr. Gottlieb was in violation of the above-cited provisions of the Canon and b) that it would recommend to the Board that the appropriate sanction for such violation be the expulsion of Mr. Gottlieb from membership in the AAR.[dead link]
  25. "Agent Mark Gottlieb Resigns from AAR Following Ethics Committee Report". Publishers Lunch. August 27, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  26. "Report to the AAR Board of Directors" (PDF). Association of Authors' Representatives. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2019. the Committee unanimously determined a) that Mr. Gottlieb was in violation of the above-cited provisions of the Canon and b) that it would recommend to the Board that the appropriate sanction for such violation be the expulsion of Mr. Gottlieb from membership in the AAR
  27. "Today's Publishing Landscape: Two Generations of Literary Agents Speak Out". Mehta Book Editing. May 29, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2020. legendary publishing veteran Robert Gottlieb, who founded Trident Media Group, and his son Mark Gottlieb, who is growing his list and has been groomed to work in his family’s business from the start.
  28. "The Current State of Publishing According to Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent". Liminal Pages.
  29. "From Beyond the Grave: Interviews with Dead Authors". July 26, 2019.
  30. "A Literary Agent Shares the Etiquette of the Editorial Process". prowritingaid.com.
  31. "Bestsellers Born in Social Media". Beyond the Book.


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