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Profile Summary

Annette Crosslandwas a publisher for some 30 years (see below) before starting her own agency, in collaboration with fellow agent Bill Goodall.

During her time at Transworld/BDD Crossland has "worked with some of the topbestselling authors in the world, touring overseas with Elizabeth George, DennisLehane, and Frances Fyfield, amongst authors".






Detailed data

Agency:
A for Authors
Agent since:
2014
Short biography:

Director
A for Authors Limited
Dates Employed: Feb 2014- Present
Employment Duration: 3 yrs 10 mos

Sales & Publishing Consultant
No Exit Press/ Oldcastle Books
Date Employed: 2006- 2013
Employment Duration: 7 yrs

International Sales Director
Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Date Employed: Apr 2001- Feb 2006
Employment Duration: 4 yrs 11 mos

Export Sales Director
Transworld Publishers & Bantam Doubleday Dell USA
Date Employed: Jan 1991 - Dec 2001
Employment Duration: 11 yrs

Export Sales Director
Faber & Faber Publishers
Date Employed: July 1981 - Dec 2001
Employment Duration: 11 yrs

Rights Manager US/UK & Book Club
The Rainbird Publishing Group
Date Employed: September 1974 - May 1981
Employment Duration: 7 yrs

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
No Data
Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard.
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@aforauthors
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/new-literary-agency-crossland
Clients:
The Agency's author list should be treated with a little caution, as a large number of its authors are represented by the agency but have not yet sold their first book. A number of its other authors (Peter Murphy, Lyndsay Russell, and Leigh Russell, for example) have indeed been published in the UK ... but by No Exit Press/ Oldcastle Books, which is the publisher that Crossland used to work with. To date the agency has sold books to publishers including Thomas & Mercer (US/UK, a 3-book deal), No Exit Press (UK, a 2-book deal), Darton Longman & Todd (UK), Akashic Books (US), Lake Union (US/UK), and Endeavour Press (UK). Some of the agency's authors have gone down the self-publishing route, although they have done so in conjunction with the agency via Amazon's White Glove program, which is only available to agents and which does provide a slight advantage over actual self-publishing.
Full client list:
http://aforauthors.co.uk/our-authors/
Email address:
enquiries@aforauthors.co.uk

Agents of: A for Authors

Agency details

Website:
http://aforauthors.co.uk/
About the agency:
The agency has a large list of sub-agents around the world. For full list follow this link: http://aforauthors.co.uk/rights/
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
Email only
Email address:
enquiries@aforauthors.co.uk
Phone number:
No data
Number of agents:
2
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We are always on the lookout for exciting new work and we welcome submissions across all relevant genres* by email. With your submission, please include your name, address, phone number, title of the material. All material should be emailed as Microsoft Word attachments. Downloadable material, e-books, or links to any such items are unacceptable. For fiction please send a synopsis and three sample chapters (50 pages or fewer) and for non-fiction send a letter outlining your intentions. We look forward to hearing from you! *Unfortunately we are unable to accept radio/theatre/TV scripts. We are unable to accept submissions in the poetry, SF/Horror genres, or short stories. We cannot accept submissions delivered by hand or submissions on discs, memory sticks or other electronic devices. UPDATE: We endeavour to read every synopsis and submission we receive. However, due to the huge number of submissions we have received since launching, it may be 20 weeks or more before we get back to you. Please be patient!
More info on this agency:
Since A for Authors 9is still relatively new agency (less than four years old, which, due to the nature of the business, still makes them a "young" company), and has built the business from nothing, they do have some authors who books are as yet unplaced. To date, the agency has sold books to publishers including Thomas&Mercer (The US. UK, a 3-book deal), No Exit Press (UK, a 2-book deal), Darton, Longman & Todd (UK), Akashic Books (US), Lake Union (US/UK), and Endeavour Press (UK). The agency favours commercial fiction, particularly crime, literary fiction but does not accept radio/ theatre/ TV scripts, poetry, fantasy, SF/Horror genres, short stories, adult illustrated books on art, architecture, design, and visual culture. The agency is no longer accepting submission in the YA/ Childrens genre.
Average response time:
20 days
Agency Transparency Index:
34/100
Member of the AAA:
No
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@aforauthors
Latest news:
http://aforauthors.co.uk/news/
More about the agency:
The agency has a large list of sub-agents around the world. For full list follow this link: http://aforauthors.co.uk/rights/

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