Have you written a cookbook, or a book on food, drink or any kitchen-related subject?


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Agent Hunter has a complete list of every agent in the UK with full details about what genre they handle and much more besides. In short: if you're looking for an agent, then you're in exactly the right place ...


The Agent Hunter database and how to use it

There are plenty of cookery-loving agents and you won't want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your shortlist of likely targets is to go straight to our main search page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (eg: "food & cookery") but you can also select by the agent's level of experience, appetite for new clients and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it's really, really easy to create the searches you want.


How to get the most from Agent Hunter

The site is designed to give users a good feel for the data and functionality for free ... but the real riches of our site are available only to subscribers. Signing up is incredibly simple - you just go here and follow the instructions - subscriptions start from just a few pounds.


The market for books on food and drink

The cookery market remains a solidly dependable corner of the books market. What's more, it's an area which is still dominated by full-colour, hard-copy books, which means that the ebook revolution has done little to change the basic market.

That's the good news. The bad news is that the market dynamics remain challenging for most potential writers in this area. The one sure fire way to get a cookbook published is to make sure that you have a TV show first. Or a column in a major newspaper. Or you're a celebrity with some lifestyle  angle to promote. For ordinary cookery writers, it is H - A - R - D to get publishers interested enough to invest in a book - not least, because the high production quality now expected in this area means that a book needs to shift a lot of copies to break into profit.

But faint heart never won fair maid, and there are still opportunities for new, unknown writers - especially if you have bring a particular expertise in some under-explored area of food and drink.