About the Agency
The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd, founded in 1988, is now one of the UK's leading boutique literary agencies with some two hundred non-fiction and fiction authors and is actively building its fiction list through new agent David Haviland . It prides itself on its personal attention to its clients and specialises both in launching new writers and taking established writers to a new level of recognition.
Books represented have included: The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English: The Oxford Classical Dictionary; The Penguin Companion to the Edinburgh Union; Norma Major's history of Chequers; the memoirs of Sir John Mills, Alan Whicker, Gloria Hunniford, David Hasselhoff, Emily Lloyd, Kerry Katona and Patrick MacNee ; the best-selling fostering series by Cathy Glass and Casey Watson; Sam Faiers’ Living Life the Essex Way; Daniel Tammet’s international best-seller Born on a Blue Day; Laurence Gardner’s The Magdalene Legacy and The Shadow of Solomon, the literary estates of Joyce Cary and Julian MacLaren-Ross; the historians Juliet Barker, Roger Crowley, Tom Devine, Robert Hutchinson, Sean McMeekin, Linda Porter, Geoff Roberts ,Desmond Seward, David Stafford and Christian Wolmar; the wine writer Michael Schuster; crime writers, such as Mei Trow and David Roberts, and thriller writers such as Duncan Falconer.
The agency sells directly to the US and Australia and uses sub-agents for translation and film rights including The Marsh Agency and The Ki Agency. It also places its authors as speakers at festivals and on cruise ships.
Terms and Conditions
The Agency works closely with several American, foreign rights and film agencies and with firms of lawyers, contract specialists and accountants who specialise in media affairs. A standard 15% commission is charged on all deals inclusive of any sub-agent commission, making it one of the most competitive rates in the industry.
Andrew Lownie sees US publishers either in London or New York regularly throughout the year, and promotes his website around the world.