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Episode 13 -- Richard Abate: Literary Manager

Cool Jobs with Ethan Stern

Release Date: 02/22/2015

Today on the podcast we're talking with Richard Abate, a literary manager who works with all different types of authors---people in the comedy space like Tina Fey, BJ Novak, Aziz Ansari, and Mindy Kaling Novelists such as Melissa De La Cruz, Lisi Harrison, and Amy Sohn, sports figures, chefs, self-help gurus, entrepreneurs, the list goes on. Richard is in the unique position of having experience as an academic, a publisher, an agent, and an author himself--so if you want to know about books he is THE GUY. Today, he divulges insight on how to negotiate, sell, collaborate and gives his predictions on the future of books. So LISTEN TO THIS NOW.