REGAL LITERARY, INC., a full-service agency based in New York, was founded in 2002. We represent works in a wide range of categories, with an emphasis on literary fiction, outstanding thriller and crime fiction, and serious narrative non-fiction.

We are deeply committed to every aspect of our clients' careers, and are engaged in everything from the editorial work of developing a great book proposal or line editing a fiction manuscript to negotiating state-of-the-art book deals and working to promote and publicize the book when it's published. We are at the forefront of the effort to increase authors' rights in publishing contracts in a rapidly changing commercial environment.

We deal directly with co-agents and publishers in every foreign territory and also work directly and with co-agents for feature film and television rights, with extraordinary success in both arenas. Many of our clients' works have sold in dozens of translation markets, and a high proportion of our books have been sold in Hollywood. As well, we have strong relationships with speaking agents, who can assist in arranging author tours and other corporate and college speaking opportunities when appropriate.

Regal Literary's agents are members of the Association of Author Representatives and abide by its Canon of Ethics. Our domestic commission is 15% and our foreign commission is 20%. We charge no reading fees.


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We’ll be using this blog to share new releases, weigh in on publishing trends, give advice to aspiring writers, occasionally submit our writers to grueling James Lipton-style interviews, and hopefully connect with readers and writers who are as passionate about books as we are. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following us @regal_literary.