Looking At Folio’s Folio

February 14th, 2006 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

Was it just a month ago that Folio Literary Management opened its doors? Time really does fly when you’re having fun. Scott Hoffman, Jeff Kleinman, and Paige Wheeler now boast approximately 100 clients and lots of projects. And they’re not looking to stop.

In addition to lots of talent and enthusiasm, Folio is also adding an internal public relations department to their agenting, well, folio. This seems like a natural extension of the relationship — aren’t agents somewhat in the PR business anyway? Publishers seem to be responding with enthusiasm:

“The discussions we’ve had with big houses have been overwhelmingly positive,” Hoffman says. “The editors in particular like it, because they know that, effectively, we’re all on the same team and we’re all working towards a common goal. The people that we’re working with are professional enough and good enough. And we coordinate everything we do with the publishing houses’ PR and marketing departments so that nobody is stepping on anybody’s toes. What we’re doing is, we’re giving our authors that toolkit to do what they need to do to complement publishers’ efforts.”

Naturally there’s more in the article, including the all important “pitch the right agent” caveat. The Folio website is helpful in providing enough insight to make that easy.

Vitals (for those who misplaced them): Folio Literary Management LLC – New York Office: 240 W. 35th St, Ste 500, New York, NY 10001; Washington, D.C. Office: 1627 K Street NW, Ste 1200, Washington, D.C. 20006.

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1 response so far ↓

  • David Thayer // Feb 14, 2006 at 10:43 am

    Your ongoing delivery of useful information reflects poorly on we bloggers who do not. Although no one can pitch an agent as far as The Earl; his record stands at fourteen feet, seven inches.