The Marcil-O’Farrell Literary Agency provides service in four distinct areas:
Editorial Guidance and Review
We guide you through the creation of your proposal and/or sample material for presentation to publishing houses. Throughout the writing process we offer you our editorial advice in order to shape your work into an irresistible proposal.
We market your work to publishers, identifying the best editor and publishing house for your book. We negotiate your contracts with the publishers and other licensors, including foreign book and audio publishers and film companies, networks and producers.
“Within six months of signing with Marcil-O’Farrell they had negotiated me two book deals. They have worked tirelessly on my behalf to develop and sharpen my ideas and have a keen eye to identify the right publisher and market for my work.”– Laura Brienza
author of Discovering Vintage DC and the forthcoming
New York’s Historic Restaurants, Inns and Taverns
We have nurtured and strategized the careers and built the brands of our authors for over thirty years. Our authors’ books have appeared onThe New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and many regional bestseller lists. We have licensed foreign editions of our authors’ books in more than thirty countries. In addition, their books have been developed into television and film productions.
Publicity and Marketing Advice
We work with you and your publisher to define a strategic marketing and promotion plan. To further the success of your work, your role in marketing is essential. Today’s authors are responsible for their own publicity in both traditional media and social media. We guide and encourage you through the process.