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Andrew Zack

Andrew Zack - Editor

San Diego, CA, United States

A publishing veteran with nearly thirty years of experience, Andrew Zack has been an editor, literary agent, and publisher.

Overview

Andrew Zack, literary agent and author coach, is a genuine publishing entrepreneur. Founder of The Zack Company, Inc., a literary agency representing authors of fiction and nonfiction, as well as Author Coach, LLC, an author-services firm representing independent editors and assisting authors in revising and refining their works, he has recently launched Endpapers Press, a “managed self-publishing” solution for authors interested in bringing their works out as reprint or original eBooks or print-on-demand editions.

Before becoming an agent, Andy rose quickly from Foreign Rights Assistant at Simon & Schuster, to Editorial Assistant at Warner Books, to Assistant and then Associate Editor at Donald I. Fine, and finally to Editor at The Berkley Publishing Group. All in just over two years! As a freelance editor, he edited titles for Berkley, DIF, Dell, and Avon, and became a Consulting Editor for Tom Doherty’s Forge Books.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Dystopian Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Politics & Current Affairs Publishing

Work experience

Author Coach/Editor/Publisher

Self-employed
July, 2007 – Present (almost 11 years)

• Coach and editor authors of fiction and nonfiction works as they seek their goal of becoming published authors.
• Publisher of Endpapers Press, a division of Author Coach (
o Publish original and reprint fiction and nonfiction titles in print and eBook formats.
o Edit original fiction and nonfiction titles.
o Direct development of covers for all titles.
o Design interior layouts for print editions.
o Coordinate with conversion vendor for creation of eBook editions.
o Manage metadata and retail relationships with booksellers such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble and wholesalers such as Ingram and Baker & Taylor.
o Write galley letters and press releases and submit titles for review.
• Created and maintain web site for firm. (
• Write articles, blogs, FAQ lists, press releases, and other advertising and marketing pieces for site.

President

The Zack Company, Inc.
March, 1996 – Present (about 22 years)

• Provide literary representation for authors of commercial fiction and nonfiction.
• Mentor, coach, and provide representation to develop authors’ careers in broad range of markets worldwide.
• Develop and edit clients’ manuscripts and proposals for submission.
• Negotiate multi-book deals to take clients’ careers to the next level to facilitate career mobility and progression.
• Cultivate and foster relationships worldwide with editors, co-agents, scouts, audio companies, and film and television companies.
• Oversee all elements of the business from general accounting to website design.
• Published articles in The Writer magazine, covering query letters, publicity plans and contract points.
• As a member of the AAR, chaired the Royalty Committee, which meets with publishers’ royalty managers to voices agents’ and authors’ concerns about royalty reporting and statement formats.

Literary Agent

Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency, Inc.
September, 1993 – March, 1996 (over 2 years)

• Represented approximately forty authors of fiction and nonfiction.

Freelance Editor

Berkley Publishing Group, Donald I Fine, Inc, Dell, Avon and Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
June, 1992 – August, 1998 (about 6 years)

• Provided “book doctor” services for various literary agencies.
• For Forge Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates (a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers), was formally named a Consulting Editor, and received submissions, acquired titles, including all deal negotiation, performed line edits, wrote flap copy and tip sheets, developed cover concepts, and attended and presented at sales conferences.
• Reviewed and reported on manuscripts for possible acquisition by the Book-of-the-Month Club.
• Read book galleys and wrote published reviews for Kirkus Reviews.

Editor

The Berkley Publishing Group
February, 1991 – May, 1992 (about 1 year)

• Acquired and edited numerous works of fiction and nonfiction in areas as diverse as military fiction to business, nature to science fiction.
• Built relationships with agents and authors.
• Negotiated the acquisition of rights to hardcover, trade-paperback, mass-market titles.
• Generated tip sheets for sales force presentations to accounts and participated in semi-annual sales conferences.
• Developed cover concepts.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

DEFCON One

Joe Weber

From the acclaimed thriller writer, Joe Weber, comes a chilling novel of the Cold War.The United States and Soviet Union are at the brink of war. Fearful of US plans for an anti-missile defense system that could defeat a USSR first strike, the Soviet General Secretary, the conservative successor to Gorbachev, conceives a plan to act first.Russian Bear bombers violate US airspace, leading to a ... read more

From the acclaimed thriller writer, Joe Weber, comes a chilling novel of the Cold War.The United States and Soviet Union are at the brink of war. Fearful of US plans for an anti-missile defense system that could defeat a USSR first strike, the Soviet General Secretary, the conservative successor to Gorbachev, conceives a plan to act first.Russian Bear bombers violate US airspace, leading to a ... read more

Killer Heels: A Molly Forrester Mystery (The Molly Forrester Series Book 1)

Sheryl J. Anderson

“Should you care to laugh while you read a murder mystery this would be a number one choice, as you rollick along toward a surprising end.”—RendezvousSexy, suspenseful, and snarky, Sheryl J. Anderson's slick debut novel introduces advice columnist Molly Forrester as she faces off against the magazine world, Manhattan's singles scene, and cold-blooded murder . . . Molly Forrester enjoys playing... read more

“Should you care to laugh while you read a murder mystery this would be a number one choice, as you rollick along toward a surprising end.”—RendezvousSexy, suspenseful, and snarky, Sheryl J. Anderson's slick debut novel introduces advice columnist Molly Forrester as she faces off against the magazine world, Manhattan's singles scene, and cold-blooded murder . . . Molly Forrester enjoys playing... read more

Domestic Tranquility: A Novel

Ken Pakman

In the thrilling tradition of novels such as FATHERLAND and SS-GB comes a thriller set in an America under martial law.October 1962: Fidel Castro launches nuclear missiles at the US, striking Miami. The US retaliates and devastates the Soviet Union.November 1963: President John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson are assassinated simultaneously by unknown snipers. As the US sinks i... read more

In the thrilling tradition of novels such as FATHERLAND and SS-GB comes a thriller set in an America under martial law.October 1962: Fidel Castro launches nuclear missiles at the US, striking Miami. The US retaliates and devastates the Soviet Union.November 1963: President John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson are assassinated simultaneously by unknown snipers. As the US sinks i... read more

Shadow Flight

Joe Weber

From the best-selling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive new thriller.While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the Stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During a training exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears.When search efforts produce no evidence the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but to acknowledge that one of its most secret and hi... read more

From the best-selling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive new thriller.While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the Stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During a training exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears.When search efforts produce no evidence the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but to acknowledge that one of its most secret and hi... read more

Let It Burn: MOVE, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Confrontation that Changed a City

Michael Boyette, Randi Boyette

On a narrow street in a working-class neighborhood, the police are held at bay by a small band of armed radicals. Two assaults have already failed. After a morning-long battle involving machine guns, explosives, and tear gas, the radicals remain defiant. In a command post across the street from the boarded-up row house that serves as the militants’ headquarters, the beleaguered police commissi... read more

On a narrow street in a working-class neighborhood, the police are held at bay by a small band of armed radicals. Two assaults have already failed. After a morning-long battle involving machine guns, explosives, and tear gas, the radicals remain defiant. In a command post across the street from the boarded-up row house that serves as the militants’ headquarters, the beleaguered police commissi... read more

Grown Gray in War: From Iwo Jima to the Chosin Reservoir to the Tet Offensive, the Autobiography of a True Marine Hero

Len Maffioli, Bruce H. Norton

"Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security."—Gen. John A. LejeuneDuring his thirty-three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Len Maffioli saw combat in World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. Maffioli was only eighteen when he stormed Saipan ... read more

"Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security."—Gen. John A. LejeuneDuring his thirty-three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Len Maffioli saw combat in World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. Maffioli was only eighteen when he stormed Saipan ... read more

Private Heat: An Art Hardin Mystery

Robert E. Bailey

Private Detective and retired counterintelligence officer Art Hardin usually stays away from the flashy kind of PI work, paying his bills by doing surveillance, checking up on false disability claims, and the like. So when the senior partner one of the premier legal firms in Grand Rapids approaches Hardin about a job protecting his niece from her soon-to-be ex-husband for a couple of days, Har... read more

Private Detective and retired counterintelligence officer Art Hardin usually stays away from the flashy kind of PI work, paying his bills by doing surveillance, checking up on false disability claims, and the like. So when the senior partner one of the premier legal firms in Grand Rapids approaches Hardin about a job protecting his niece from her soon-to-be ex-husband for a couple of days, Har... read more

Crota: A Novel

Owl Goingback

A group of hand-picked hunters stalks a killer, what the local Missouri Native American's call Crota, a mythical beast leaving a trail of mutilated bodies behind as it grows in power and returns to an underground labyrinth containing an unthinkable horror. Reprint.

A group of hand-picked hunters stalks a killer, what the local Missouri Native American's call Crota, a mythical beast leaving a trail of mutilated bodies behind as it grows in power and returns to an underground labyrinth containing an unthinkable horror. Reprint.

Killer Ratings: A Susan Kaplan Mystery

Lisa Seidman

“Lisa Seidman weaves together vivid characters, delightful mystery, and the wry wit of a true TV insider to create a delicious tale of reckless ambition and literal and figurative backstabbing that will not only entertain you, but change your relationship with your television forever.”—Sheryl J. Anderson, author of Killer Heels“In Killer Ratings, Lisa Seidman, a television writer herself, prov... read more

“Lisa Seidman weaves together vivid characters, delightful mystery, and the wry wit of a true TV insider to create a delicious tale of reckless ambition and literal and figurative backstabbing that will not only entertain you, but change your relationship with your television forever.”—Sheryl J. Anderson, author of Killer Heels“In Killer Ratings, Lisa Seidman, a television writer herself, prov... read more

New Lots

John Clarkson

As the New Lots projects in Brooklyn become a battlefield between the vicious Blue-Tops gang and the Muslim Security Company, on a mission to clean out the complex, NYPD Detective Loyd Shaw is called in to stop the war before the toll in human lives becomes too high

As the New Lots projects in Brooklyn become a battlefield between the vicious Blue-Tops gang and the Muslim Security Company, on a mission to clean out the complex, NYPD Detective Loyd Shaw is called in to stop the war before the toll in human lives becomes too high

Reed's Promise

John Clarkson

Bill Reed receives a message from his cousin Johna page filled with tortured lines and colours, pasted-on letters and numbersa message that clearly conveys fear and confusion. Reed decides to pay John a visit, and thats when the trouble really begins.

Bill Reed receives a message from his cousin Johna page filled with tortured lines and colours, pasted-on letters and numbersa message that clearly conveys fear and confusion. Reed decides to pay John a visit, and thats when the trouble really begins.

Siege Of Lightning

R. J. Pineiro

As the supposedly invincible Space Shuttle Lightning undertakes its maiden voyage, someone is trying to sabotage it, and the shuttle must land before the invisible enemy's tampering proves fatal. Original.

As the supposedly invincible Space Shuttle Lightning undertakes its maiden voyage, someone is trying to sabotage it, and the shuttle must land before the invisible enemy's tampering proves fatal. Original.

Exposure

R. J. Pineiro

His works have been compared to those of Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy. Now R. J. Pineiro turns to John Grisham's territory with a riveting new thriller. Pamela Sasser leads the quiet life of a professor at Louisiana State University, until her research uncovers a bug in the Perseus computer chip, which sits at the heart of thousands of commercial and military systems--from nuclear reactors ... read more

His works have been compared to those of Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy. Now R. J. Pineiro turns to John Grisham's territory with a riveting new thriller. Pamela Sasser leads the quiet life of a professor at Louisiana State University, until her research uncovers a bug in the Perseus computer chip, which sits at the heart of thousands of commercial and military systems--from nuclear reactors ... read more

The Werewolf's Kiss (Hunter's Moon Trilogy)

Cheri Scotch

The Werewolf's Kiss is the first book in "The Werewolf Trilogy," a ground-breaking trilogy that follows the history of a clan of werewolves centered around New Orleans. This is the story of Sylvie Marley, a rare creature drawn to the Moon and the night with the urge to run wild in the bayous. She is also in love with the young, handsome werewolf Lucien Drago, son of the Duchess de Marais. She ... read more

The Werewolf's Kiss is the first book in "The Werewolf Trilogy," a ground-breaking trilogy that follows the history of a clan of werewolves centered around New Orleans. This is the story of Sylvie Marley, a rare creature drawn to the Moon and the night with the urge to run wild in the bayous. She is also in love with the young, handsome werewolf Lucien Drago, son of the Duchess de Marais. She ... read more

The Senator's Daughter

Victoria Gotti

When a prominent Boston union figure is murdered, defense attorney Taylor Brooke's fight to protect her client leads to a struggle to save her own life

When a prominent Boston union figure is murdered, defense attorney Taylor Brooke's fight to protect her client leads to a struggle to save her own life

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