Steve Ross Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Steve Ross and the Steve Ross Agency is part of a series about literary agents and How to Find a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Steve Ross is an agent at the Steve Ross Agency. He is also the founder of the agency, which he launched as the next step in a long career in books. Book Agent Steve Ross was the Director of the Book Division at Abrams Artists Agency for eight years. He has over two decades of experience in the publishing industry, having worked previously with major publishing companies. He was Sr. VP and Publisher of Random House’s Crown Division for over twelve years. He launched several imprints that remain category leaders today.
Steve Ross Literary Agent was also the President & Group Publisher of the $100 million Collins Division at HarperCollins. He oversaw the growth and operations of four distinct publishing programs. Literary Agent Steve Ross grew the Book Division at the Abrams Artists Agency into a major player in the book industry, with a client list that features a wide range of innovators, global thought leaders, and people of substantial accomplishment in such fields as medicine, sports, and the arts, all of whom have unique and important stories to tell. Helping his clients to shape those stories and finding the best publishing home for them has returned him to the passion and mission that drove him to become a book editor earlier in this career. He has also developed a global network of subagents who represent Abrams’ clients in their specific territories.
New York Magazine named Steve Ross Literary Agent one of the seven “influentials” in books and had his profile on Crain’s front page, as “a superb general nonfiction publisher.” Literary Agent Steve Ross is a former President of the Publishers Lunch Club and recipient of the James Thurber Award for editing and publishing the #1 Bestseller Our Dumb Century by The Onion. He earned a Master’s Degree from New York University, is an avid tennis player and motorcycle rider, and lives in Westchester County. Steve was instrumental in publishing Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father and Audacity of Hope, and many other best-selling books of quality commercial non-fiction.
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