BookEnds has always believed in the power of education to help authors have a successful publishing career. We feel that an educated author is an empowered author. Through a robust social media platform, paid workshops, and mentorship within the agency, we are actively fulfilling this mission.
Emily Forney started the BookEnds Fellowship Program in 2020 to educate an incoming class of publishing professionals on the field. Led by Emily, each fellow learns about the various career paths in publishing, attends panels and workshops with current publishing professionals, and completes a capstone project intended to advance the field of publishing. More information about last year’s fellowship can be found on Emily’s blog.
Mentorship is a strong part of everything BookEnds does, both inside our offices and out. A number of agents participate in mentorship programs, and/or actively mentor others within the publishing industry. We work with the Association of American Literary Agents and We Need Diverse Books to provide mentorship and experience to current and incoming publishing workers. Contact Us for details
The agents at BookEnds have long immersed themselves in the writing communities. Our newest venture is hosting intensive workshops and seminars. We’ve hosted a number and are actively looking for new ways to bring those to the writing community.
Jessica Faust started the blog in 2006 as a way to reach authors and teach them about the publishing process. She discusses all things querying, the author-agent relationship, and more. New posts are available every Tuesday and Thursday.
Started in 2018, our YouTube channel was designed to be an extension of our popular blog. Now, Jessica and James host a weekly video series expanding on various topics from Jessica’s blog, interacting with our growing audience, and having fun along the way.