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Publishing Agent



DP House, a full service literary publishing agency, is looking to expand, and seeking dedicated literary/publishing agents to join our team. We ask that interested candidates visit our agency website ( and read about our approach and philosophy to understand our mission and client list.


Please address in your cover letter why you would fit well with the agency, the client list you would be bringing, and how you could nurture and expand that list using the resources at DPH. Please use your cover letter as an opportunity to really introduce yourself and your list to us (it does not have to be contained to a single page).


Sells publishing services by understanding and demonstrating characteristics, capabilities, and features of publishing packages; developing and qualifying authors; closing sales.

Understands publishing services by studying characteristics, capabilities, and features; comparing and contrasting competitive packages; inspecting services.

Develops authors by maintaining rapport with previous customers; suggesting upsells; meeting prospects at community activities; greeting drop-ins; responding to inquiries; recommending sales campaigns and promotions.

Qualifies authors by understanding author requirements and interests for book publishing; matching requirements and interests to various services and packages; building rapport.

Demonstrates services and packages by explaining characteristics, capabilities, and features; showcasing examples of work for previous and current clientele; explaining packages and services.

Closes sales by overcoming objections; asking for sales; negotiating price; completing sales or purchase contracts; explaining provisions; explaining and offering services and financing; collects payment; walks with the new DP House author through the entire publishing process until project is completed and book or service[s] is delivered.

Provides sales management information by completing reports.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.

Enhances publishing agency’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.



​Meeting Sales Goals, Motivation for Sales, Selling to Customer Needs, Financial Skills, Documentation Skills, Scheduling, Telephone Skills, Listening, Verbal Communication, Customer Focus, Job Knowledge

Must have some knowledge of the book publishing process or willing to learn.

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