Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Literary Group International: The Force Behind that Book on Your Nightstand

Do you enjoy autobiographies of pop culture figures like Tia Mowry or Tyrese Gibson?  Is that tome of long-lost Beatles photos on your coffee table the object of your friends' curiosity? 

If you answered yes, you can thank Benay's client, The Literary Group International (that's LGI to countless authors.)

The Author's Agent

LGI  is one of the world's most successful literary agencies.  Their impressive titles range from #1 New York Times best-seller (and movie), October Sky by Homer Hickam to the True Crime book turning future Scorsese movie about the disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa, I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.

Founded in 1986 by agent Frank Weimann, LGI's talented team of literary agents includes Katherine Latshaw and Jeff Silberman. The firm's stellar reputation attracts top-notch authors for representation in the tough world of publishing.

New Works from LGI Authors

  • Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (Harlequin) by popular blogger Amber Dusick, who says her book is "a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent." (Details
  •  The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes (St. Martin's Press), by Chef Todd Gray and his wife Ellen Kassoff Gray, serves up favorites from their Washington, DC restaurant, Equinox. We dare you to try Ellen's famous Pickled Vegetable and Minted Lemon Yogurt Falafel. (Details)  
  • The Big, Bad Book of Beasts (William Morrow/Harper Collins) by Michael Largo is an encyclopedic chronicle of the beasts that walk the earth and populate our nightmares. You'll find portraits of scary animals  ranging from the mighty lion to the elusive vampire beast, Chupacabra. (Details

Do What You Do Best, and Let Benay Do the Rest!

For 19 years Benay has provided financial and back office management services to LGI, allowing them to focus on what they do best - finding and developing great authors.

If you'd like to spend more time finding new business and less time managing your back office, give us a call.

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