Dear A.A.A. contact, client or visitor,
We are not exactly revealing any secrets when we state that 2020 turned out to be a catastrophic year, due to the worldwide COVID19 pandemic. Together with all other aspects of culture, the ‘book world’, in which we have been active for all these years, has been severely hurt by the impact. There were NO Paris, London or Frankfurt Book Fairs, thus not a single face to face meeting in a year, just plenty email, phone & Skype conversations. Plus the fact that virtually ALL of the publishing houses – large or small – whom we work with have had to cut down massively on new or planned titles. In all, it made 2020 turn into a sort of ‘forced sabbatical’, due to a near total lack of new top material on offer & next to no new sales that could be signed.
Possibly worst of all though is that at least the first half of 2021 does not look any better at all… We are and have always been known to be ‘the optimistic kind’, with a most positive outlook on life and our job as A.A.A. representatives, but… Just look at the new, late autumn 2020, wave of the pandemic, leading to lockdowns throughout Europe and near equally severe measures overseas. Doing that, one cannot be expected to believe that the 2021 Spring Fairs can possibly take place, given that a vaccin will not be rolled out by then yet.
Let’s face it… we’ll be lucky if the general situation takes a definite positive turn soon enough to allow a positive outlook on the autumn of 2021. So here’s hoping that things will indeed turn out that way… That publishers can once again publish in a more ‘normal’ way, and Frankfurt Fair happens. We at A.A.A. will of course fight the lethargic situation which currently rules. With all our might. But as literary agency we highly depend on ‘the market’. In closing, we would say: come visit again here anytime throughout 2021… Soon as we can, we’ll showcase new titles and sales in our 2021 Frankfurt Catalogue !
In existence since January 1, 2004, The Allied Authors Agency reigns as Belgium’s sole literary agency !
It’s our goal to represent quality fiction, non-fiction and youth literature on the international market, be it of Belgian origin or otherwise. The Allied Authors Agency is different from many other agencies in that we do not only work hard to find top quality and highly original titles to represent, but strive to deliver triple A quality service to all of our contacts. The A.A.A. is not ‘just a name’…
We are always involved in a very personal manner. The A.A.A. knows its publishing contacts, its authors, their work, their devotion and their wishes. We know each and every book which we propose to publishers or colleagues at the book fairs in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Bologna or elsewhere and we fight for it for at least two years in a row.
Feel free to contact us if you are a publishing house or author looking for top quality representation, but bear in mind that we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you are interested, send us an email first, detailing your work and your wishes.
We will get back to you.
Thanks for visiting our web site and do come again regularly… catalogues get updated twice a year!
The Allied Authors Agency
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