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Agents Specialising in Self help

Business | Computer | How-To | Self help
PO Box 1206

Truro , MA 02666--120
United States


  • Michael Snell

Vice President

  • Patricia Smith

Founded 1980. Adult non-fiction, especially science, business and women's issues.

Specialises in business and computer books (professional and reference to popular trade how-to); general how-to and self-help on all topics, from diet and exercise to parenting, relationships, health, sex, psychology and personal finance, plus literary and suspense fiction. No unsolicited mss. Send outline and sample chapter with return postage for reply. No reading fee for outlines. Brochure available on how to write a book proposal. Author of

From Book Idea to Bestseller, published by Prima. Rewriting, developmental editing, collaborating and ghostwriting services available on a fee basis. Send IRCs.

Commission Home 15%.

001 508 349 3718

14 Beacon Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02108
United States


  • Lorin Rees
  • Ann Collette
  • Nicole LaBombard
  • Rebecca Podos

The Rees Literary Agency was founded in 1983 by Helen Rees. The agency represents a wide variety of authors, including Jack Welch, Alan Dershowitz and Siobhan Fallon.

We represent the following genres: literary and commercial fiction, memoirs, history, biography, business, self-help, psychology, and science.

Our website is

7th Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London, W1F 8GQ
United Kingdom


  • Angharad Kowal


Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, history, memoirs, biographies, psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction/non-fiction and picture books. We are interested in and work with authors at all stages of their career. We don't accept poetry, screenplays or academia.

Submission guidelines:
Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, a synopsis and the first three chapters.

Overseas associates
All our US and Canadian deals are handled by Writers House US. They are also the port of call for all our foreign deals, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which we handle.

We represent:
Nora Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen, John Green, Stephanie Meyer, Diane Chamberlain, Michael Lewis, Jonathan Tropper, Rachel Renee Russel, Jon Klassen, Karen Rose, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kami Garcia, Kevin Sands, Stephan Pastis, Ally Condie, Allison Brennan, Jennifer Donnelly, David Arnold, Elisa Albert, Andrea Chapin, Angus Watson, Dan Vyleta, Barbara Delinsky, Steve Berry, Michelle Moran, Nell Zink.

UK office set up in 2008