DeFiore and Company is always looking for exciting, fresh, new talent to add to our list of successful authors. We are currently accepting queries for both fiction and non-fiction titles. Please be advised that we do not represent original screenplays, teleplays, or theater plays.
Brian DeFiore began his career in 1981 as an editor at St. Martin’s Press. In 1988 he moved to Dell Publishing as senior editor, quickly moving up to the position of Vice President and Editorial Director of Delacorte Press. In 1992 he joined The Walt Disney Company’s start-up publishing operation, Hyperion, where he served for five years as Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. In 1997, he took over the Villard Books division of Random House as Senior Vice President and Publisher.
Some of the authors Brian worked with as an editor and publisher include Ridley Pearson, T. Jefferson Parker, James Lee Burke, Ken Follett, Daniel Silva, Eve Ensler, Jon Krakauer, Jack Olsen, Leonard Nimoy, Jesse Green, Roger Kahn, M. Scott Peck, Linda Barnes and Bill Carter.
Brian started the agency in 1999. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Authors Representatives, is the Chair of the AAR Electronic Rights Committee, and is on the faculty of The Center for Publishing at New York University.
Date Company Established: 1999 Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 33% fiction; 66% non-fiction Recent Sales: See website for updated list. THE TEN BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE BY ADENA HALPERN (PLUME); PRETTY FAT BY JEN LANCASTER (NAL); I’M PERFECT, YOU’RE DOOMED BY KYRIA ABRAHAMS (TOUCHSTONE FIRESIDE). Categories Of Interest: MAINSTREAM FICTION; SUSPENSE FICTION; BUSINESS; PARENTING; NARRATIVE NON-FICTION; HOW-TO; LIFESTYLE; PSYCHOLOGY; MEMOIR; ENTERTAINMENT/MEDIA; YOUNG ADULT FICTION. Categories NOT considered: Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasty, Poetry, Screenplays. Do You Accept E-mail Queries? Yes Do You Charge A Reading Fee? No Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service? No Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher? No Do You Charge For Up-Front Expenses? No Is The Fee Reimbursed To The Writer If You Sell The Work? No Do You Tell A Represented Writer Where You Are Submitting The Work And Send Copies Of Rejections? Yes