Lisa Leshne Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Lisa Leshne and The Leshne Agency is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Lisa Leshne is an agent at The Leshne Agency, which she founded in 2011. Book Agent Lisa Leshne has been in the publishing business for more than twenty-five years. Previously, she was a literary agent at LJK Literary. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Harvard.
Lisa Leshne Literary Agent has been profiled for entrepreneurial activities on the BBC, Prime Time Live, 60 Minutes, and featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Washington Post, London Times, Money, Advertising Age, Smithsonian, and other publications. She’s the subject of a Harvard Business School case study on The Prague Post, and has been an invited speaker and panelist at Harvard and Columbia Business Schools.
Lisa Leshne Literary Agent’s previous experience spans a broad range of the media industry. In 1991, she co-founded The Prague Post, the largest English-language newspaper in Central Europe, along with its book division and website, PraguePost.com. She worked in Prague as the newspaper’s Publisher for almost a decade.
In 1999, Literary Agent Lisa Leshne moved to Manhattan to work for Accenture as a Senior Consultant in the Entertainment & Media Group. She went on to work in strategy and business development for Dow Jones, and was Executive Director for WSJ.com, International, the Wall Street Journal Online, overseeing marketing, advertising and circulation in Asia and Europe. She also served as VP, Strategy and Business Development, for Ink2, an industry leader in the print-on-demand industry and the owner of Cardstore.com.
Lisa Leshne Literary Agent also worked for a year after 9/11 at the New York City Partnership’s Financial Recovery Fund, evaluating grant applications and providing strategic advice to small businesses destroyed in the World Trade Center attacks. She previously worked for Accenture (Andersen Consulting) as a Senior Consultant in the Entertainment & Media Group.
Lisa Leshne Literary Agent is active on several non-profit boards, is a member of the Association of Author Representatives, the Author’s Guild, the Women’s Media Group, PEN America, and moderates a monthly discussion series for UJA-Federation of New York called “In the News.”
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