REGAL LITERARY, INC., a full-service agency with offices in New York and London, 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 Inc. is a member of the Association of Author Representatives and abides by its Canon of Ethics. Our domestic commission is 15% and our foreign commission is 20%. We charge no reading fees.
Recent and Upcoming Titles
We’re proud to be rolling out our brand-new, up-to-date, user-friendly, very-pretty website (I could use many more hyphenated descriptors here, but I’ll spare you). We’ll be working on a few areas of functionality and adding more information in the coming weeks, so we hope you’ll bear with us while we get all of our features up to speed.
In the meantime, please feel free to browse our renovated author pages. We are so honored and excited to work with such talented writers, and we have a stellar list of titles coming out this year, from the favorites you already love (Daniel Wallace‘s THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ROAM, Audrey Niffenegger‘s RAVEN GIRL, Gordon Dahlquist‘s THE DIFFERENT GIRL) and debut authors we hope you’ll be as delighted to discover as we were (Liesl Shurtliff‘s RUMP, Kristiana Kahakauwila‘s THIS IS PARADISE, Phoebe North‘s STARGLASS).
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.