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Nicholas Sparks’ Literary Agent – and BIO
All of Nicholas Sparks’ books (17 of them) have been New York Times bestsellers. He has nearly 80 million copies in print worldwide, in over 45 languages, including over 50 million copies in the United States alone. Sparks wrote The Notebook over a period of six months at age 28, published by Warner Books. I remember buying The Notebook as a “case study” when I was an agent – because it had been such a huge success. I wanted to figure out why it was such a success (I mean… the guy’s good looking, but he’s not that good looking).
If you haven’t already read The Notebook and/or watched the movie, I suggest you do so. Try to figure out why it’s been so successful. If you’re already familiar with some of Nicholas Sparks’ work, tell me (below) why you think it’s been so successful. By the way, you don’t have to be nice about it. Speak your mind. I don’t think Nicholas Sparks would necessarily say that his work is “classic literature that’s changing the world.” I also doubt that Nicholas Sparks is reading my blog. But you have to admit, the guy’s doing something right.
What do I personally think about the work of Nicholas Sparks? I’ll tell you that I a little bit later, after you’ve shared your opinion (in the comment section) below. I don’t want to bias anything. 😉 Now, here’s some info about Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent (and the rest of his bio)…
Nicholas Sparks followed The Notebook with Message in a Bottle (1998), A Walk to Remember (1999), The Rescue(2000), A Bend in the Road (2001), Nights in Rodanthe (2002), The Guardian(2003), The Wedding (2003), True Believer (2005) and its sequel, At First Sight(2005), Dear John (2006), The Choice (2007), The Lucky One (2008), The Last Song (2009), Safe Haven (2010), and The Best of Me (2011), as well as the 2004 non-fiction memoir Three Weeks With My Brother.
Safe Haven marks Sparks eighth film adaptation, bringing his cumulative worldwide gross to nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars. Sparks lives in North Carolina with his family and he contributes to a variety of local and national charities. Between his foundation, and the personal gifts of Nicholas and Catherine Sparks, more than $10 million dollars have been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs, and projects.
Not a bad role model for aspiring authors…
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Theresa Park – Nicholas Sparks’ Literary Agent
Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent is Theresa Park with the Park Literary Group. Theresa began her career as a publishing agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 1994. (Prior to that, she was an attorney at Cooley Godward, a Silicon Valley law firm.) Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent represents a mixture of plot-driven fiction and serious nonfiction. Some of her other clients include Debbie Macomber, Emily Giffin, Laura Zigman, Linda Nichols, Robert Whitaker, Lee Silver, B.R. Myers, and Thomas Levenson. Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent is graduate of U.C. Santa Cruz and Harvard Law School. She is married and has two children.
Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent represents:
FICTION: Action/Adventure * Commercial * Historical * Literary * Mainstream * Suspense * Thriller * Women’s Fiction *
NONFICTION: Autobiography * Biography * Business * Celebrity * Cooking/Cookbook * Cultural/Social Issues * Current Events/Affairs * Film/Entertainment * Food/Drinks * History * Memoir * Military/War * Money/Finance * Music * Narrative * Politics * Pop Culture * Religion * Science * Self-Help/Personal Development * Spirituality * Sports * Technology * Travel *
RECENT DEALS FOR NICHOLAS SPARKS’ LITERARY AGENT
International – Nicholas Sparks’ Literary Agent
Complex Chinese rights for The Lucky One to Rye Field, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan on behalf of Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent Abigail Koons at The Park Literary Group.
Safe Haven to Tianjin Chinese-World Books, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan on behalf of Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent Abigail Koons at The Park Literary Group.
Simplified Chinese rights for The Last Song to Tianjin Huawentianxia, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan on behalf of Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent Abigail Koons at Park Literary Group.
The Choice to Rye Field in Taiwan for complex Chinese rights in a nice deal to Nha Nam Publishing in Vietnam, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan on behalf of Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent Abigail Koons at Park Literary Group.
Complex Chinese rights for Dear John to Rye Field in a nice deal, in a pre-empt, by Gray Tan on behalf of Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent Abigail Koons at Park Literary Group.
Film – Nicholas Sparks Literary Agent
Nights in Rodanthe to Warner Bros. and producer Denise Di Novi, by Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent Theresa Park.
The Lucky One to Warner Bros., reportedly for seven-figures, for producer Denise Di Novi by Nicholas Sparks’ literary agent Theresa Park.
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Thank you for a great article. Could you please let me know if you know how can I find contacts of Theresa Park?
Thank you very much,
Thank you Luiza-Mariya,
Two things that might help…
First, make sure you’re using Directory of Literary Agents that you can access here: https://literary-agents.com/directory-literary-agents/. Second, read my multi-part article about finding the right literary agent for you and your work: https://literary-agents.com/finding-a-literary-agent/.
If you haven’t already done so, make sure you take advantage of all the resources (no cost) on our main website here: http://thebestsellingauthor.com/membership/. I’m also happy to answer any questions that you have online here: http://thebestsellingauthor.com/ask/. And, if you’re serious and believe we’re a good fit, you can register for an introductory coaching call with me here (there is a fee for that): http://thebestsellingauthor.com/coaching/intro-call/.
Either way, I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your work.
And I’ll point you in the right direction.
Have a great weekend,
The Bestselling Author
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I have an idea for a novel/movie that Nicholas Sparks would be perfect for. I’d like to profit somewhat. Far less than him, of course as I merely have the idea.
Obviously I’m not going to put the details here, but if you’d be willing to email me so that we have a dialogue in writing, I’d love to tell you about it. I promise you, it would bring in good profit.
Hi Valerie, I’m sorry but we don’t forward ideas to Mr. Sparks. All my best. Mark
I have a story that literally lasts decades we started in the second grade after. After thirty years we are back together trials and tribulations people say we need to write a book about it it is unbelievable when we tell them how should I start or should I even try .And we started it in the second grade and for over 30 years afterward we found each other again after the nightmares we have been thru what’s your advice?
Hi Tammy, there are a lot of resources (fr*ee to fee) on our many websites listed here: http://thebestsellingauthor.com/websites/. Take a moment to review them and you’ll find what you’re looking for. Just get your story out there! Mark