Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 12, 2013

Top 25 Agents – Highest Children’s Book Sales April 2012-April 2013

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Please note: The names below are of the agents who had the most children’s book deals report to Publishers Marketplace by a publisher, agent, or author. It is just a snapshot in time. When I ran the numbers in the beginning of the year, the names and numbers were different. Also you should know for various reasons not all deals are reported to Publishers Marketplace.

Many agents represent children’s books and adult books. Only children’s book deals were used. This is the type of information you can access if you sign up for the paid subscription to Publishers Marketplace. I consider this important information and part of the cost of doing your homework.

1. Jennifer Laughran (Andrea Brown Literary Agency)
has had 27 deals in the this category during the last 12 months – 4 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 9, 2013 – 11 PB – 11 MG – 8 YA

2. Ammi-Joan Paquette (Erin Murphy Literary Agency)
has had 26 deals in this category during the last 12 months – 3 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 3, 2013 – 9 PB – 7 MG – 12 YA

3. Erin Murphy (Erin Murphy Literary Agency)
has had 24 deals in this category during the last 12 months1 six-figure+ deal Most recent deal in this category: April 4, 2013 – 19 PB – 9 MG – 2 YA

4. Sara Crowe (Harvey Klinger)has had 21 deals in this category in the last 12 months12 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 10, 2013 – 11 MG – 14 YA

5. Holly McGhee (Pippin Properties) had 19 deals in this category in the last 12 months14 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 5, 2013 – 16 PB – 5 MG

6. Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown Literary Agency) has had 17 deals in this category in the last 12 months  2 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: February 26, 2013 – 14 PB – 3 MG – 1 YA 

7. Tina Wexler (ICM) has had 15 deals during this category in the last 12 months  Most recent deal in this category: March 20, 2013 – 2 PB – 8 MG – 7 YA

8. Rosemary Stimola (Stimola Literary Studio)has had 14 deals in this category during the last 12 months16 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 2, 2013 – 3 PB – 8 MG – 2 YA

9. Sarah Davies (Greenhouse Literary Agency)has had14 deals in this category in the last 12 months20 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: March 27, 2013 – 3 MG – 13YA

10.Paul Rodeen (Rodeen Literary Management) has had 14 deals in this category in the last 12 months2 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 10, 2013 – 13 PB – 1 MG

11. Brenda Bowen (Sanford J. Greenburger Associates) has had 13 deals in this category during the last 12 months – 7 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: February 15, 2013 – 10 PB – 3 MG – 2 YA

12. Teresa Kietlinski (Prospect Agency) 13 deals in this category during the last 12 months.  Most recent deal in this category: March 26, 2013 – 12 PB – 4 MG

13. Joanna Volpe (New Leaf Literary & Media) 12 deals in this category in the last 12 months – 6 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: March 22, 2013 – 1 PB – 7 MG – 4 YA

14. Laura Rennert (Andrea Brown Literary Agency) 11 deals in this category during the last 12 months21 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: March 27, 2013 – 4 PB – 2 MG  – 5 YA

15. Jill Corcoran (The Herman Agency)11 deals in this category during the last 12 months1 six-figure+ deal Most recent deal in this category: January 17, 2013 – 4 PB – 5 MG – 5 YA

16.Jamie Weiss Chilton (Andrea Brown Literary Agency)11 deals in this category during the last 12 months1 six-figure+ deal Most recent deal in this category: March 13, 2013 – 9 PB – 3 YA

17. Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary & Media) 11 deals in this category during the last 12 months – 5 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 12, 2013 – 1 PB – 5 MG – 5 YA

18. Elena Mechlin (Pippin Properties) 11 deals in this category in the last 12 months  – 2 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: March 28, 2013 – 9 PB – 3 MG

19. Isabel Atherton (Creative Authors) 11 deals in this category during the last 12 months.  Most recent deal in this category: March 4, 2013 – 9 PB – 2 YA

20. Steven Chudney (The Chudney Agency) 10 deals in this category in the last 12 months – 2 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 2, 2013 – 3 PB – 4 MG -4 YA

21. Emily van Beek (Folio Literary Management) 10 deals in this category during the last 12 months  12 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 9, 2013 – 8 PB – 2 MG – 3 YA

22. Karen Grencik (Red Fox Literary) 10 deals in this category during the last 12 months.  Most recent deal in this category: April 3, 2013 – 10 PB – 2 MG

23. Edward Necarsulmer IV (McIntosh & Otis) 9 deals in this category during the last 12 months2 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: December 14, 2012 – 5 PB – 2 MG – 2 YA

24. Jim McCarthy (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management) 9 deals in this category in the last 12 months1 six-figure+ deal Most recent deal in this category: February 26, 2013 – 10 YA

25. Steven Malk (Writers House) 8 deals in this category during the last 12 months –   11 six-figure+ deals Most recent deal in this category: April 5, 2013 – 5 PB – 2 MG – 1 YA

Hope you like getting this type of information.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks for the info. It’s very helpful. Surprised not to see Josh Adams, Sara Megibow, and Kristin Nelson on the list. I think they’ve sold quite a bit this year.

    • Natalie,

      The names change according to the month where you start, so doing a twelve month tally starting at a different point would change the names on the list and also if you counted deals outside the children’s arena, then the numbers change drastically. I don’t want anyone to think that the only good agents are the ones listed. Josh, Sara and Kristin are great and I could add a bunch more who are wonderful agents. I have never put up this type of information before. Do you think it is misleading? I don’t want to do that.

      Kathy

      • I didn’t find it misleading, Kathy. You stated that it changes, so I would think people understand it fluctuates. I appreciate you putting it up 🙂

  2. Fascinating glimpse. Thanks! I see a lot of them have the bulk of their sales in picture books. It would be interesting to see this same kind of list for middle grade only, young adult only, and picture books only. Much appreciated!

    • Carol,

      That is a good idea. Running the numbers that way would change the list.

      Kathy

  3. Like? No, I LOVE getting this type information 😀 Thank you! We had a nice Mother’s Day here. Hope you did, too 😀

  4. Thanks so much for this info, Kathy! Really fascinating and appreciated!

  5. Kathy, this is great info and much appreciated.

  6. You are providing a wonderful service to us, Kathy! I am grateful…and thrilled to see so many picture books getting deals. Thank you so much for all that you do for this kid lit community. 🙂

  7. I agree with my friend Vivian. The information you provide has helped me tremendously! Writing a blog once a week is work and yet here you are day after day providing awesome content. Thanks, Kathy. 🙂

  8. Very interesting! Thank you so much!

  9. Thank you! Great information!

  10. Yes we do! Thanks, Kathy!

  11. Hi my name is Rosalia Comeau, I’m the author of the Children’s book Lala Lili Du y el Planeta de los Sueños. Also this book is Bilingual (Spanish and English) , I’m looking for an agent to help me to Publish my Children’s book in a single version in English language.
    To learn more about my book and to see some book extract please visit. http://www.Lalalilidu.com
    Also this books is a series of four more books. I’m looking forward for your comments.

  12. This information was very informative, thank you! It really is much appreciated.

    • Gigi,

      Thanks for the comment. It’s nice to know you found it helpful.

      Kathy

  13. WOW, this is fantastic — thank you for posting such useful information! I’d love to see something like this on a regular basis!

  14. Reblogged this on livinglifereneesway.

  15. I have completed a 30 page children’s book (ages 3-9) with illustrations, along with a professionally recorded song to accompany the book. It is now ready for publication. How might I further this along?


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