We are a literary agency in London offering creative international representation for authors, illustrators, speakers, brands, companies and charities across all media.
We represent the interests of leading fiction and non-fiction authors, from politics to popular culture, from cookery to children's books, from history to high fashion, from thrillers to romance and fantasy.
LAW represents a select but exciting range of author illustrators working in a variety of styles and media.
Our high profile speakers can engage audiences of every kind with charm and wit, adapting their own unique experiences to inspire and motivate professionals from every sector.
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LAW – Literary Agency
Lucas Alexander Whitley is active in all areas of representation (including speaking, licensing, brand, film and television deals) and operates with individuality and commitment. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to operate effectively in a global market, always imaginative, we not only look for the best deals for our clients but also plan their long term careers.
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It's been an exciting year for author Sophie Ranald. Her debut It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister's Boyfriend (Wouldn't it?) launched in 2013 and her second novel A Groom With a View followed a few months later. Both were number 1 bestselling romantic comedies on Amazon and reached the top 10 on its overall bestseller list. A Groom With a View was also selected as one of the top 10 Kindle books of 2014, while her latest book The Frog Prince has been picked for Amazon's February Romance Promotion - the perfect Valentine's Day choice. Sophie's English language sales alone already stand at 70,000 and she has now been published in Germany and the Czech Republic. Her books will also soon be appearing in Italy and Brazil.
So what are her tips for becoming a successful author in the digital space?
"The key is self-promotion" says Sophie. "Like most writers, I find this absolutely excruciating! However, I've formed good relationships with some brilliant book bloggers, including Chicklit Club and Chicklit Uncovered. I've been interviewed by Novelicious and later this month I'll be appearing on Rob Bryndza's brilliant Coco Pinchard Meets... blog. Apart from putting yourself out there, my advice is to have realistic expectations - everyone dreams of that six-figure deal, but while you're waiting for it to come along, it makes sense to concentrate on building your readership. Work hard, be professional and never, ever say no to an opportunity to promote yourself and your book, however insignificant it seems. Good jacket design is essential too - I absolutely love the work Tash Webber has done on my covers. And having a great agent who you trust implicitly and love working with is a massive bonus!"
Look out for Sophie's next novel in Summer 2015.
Our literary agents are happy to consider submissions from new authors, but please be aware that we are a small literary agency with a busy client list and we take on only a handful of new clients each year from the thousands of approaches made to us, many of which are from established writers and artists. If you are a new author, please read the submission guidelines before doing anything else.