Linda Langton is Founder and President of the successful international literary agency, Langtons International Agency. Based in New York since 2001, it has had many successes, specializing in business, self-help, memoir, and true crime, as well as mystery, thrillers, women’s and literary fiction. The agency has sold more than 30 books in the last two years to commercial publishers.
Many of our successes are book based and have been translated into film and television, including the memoir Trumbo by Bruce Cook which was nominated for an Oscar Award, sold to Grand Central Publishing. A best-selling Sherlock Holmes series, Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird to HarperCollins UK which sold internationally to 17 countries. Three true crime books rights sold for film and television including the Lifetime television Death of a Vegas Showgirl. Love and Money reality show from the book by Ann Carrozza sold to CBS.
In the past year, Linda has sold a women’s business book to Atria for a six figure deal, and five figure deals to Workman and Turner Publishing.
Langtons International Agency has recently launched a Memoir Division to help entrepeneurs and individuals write and publish their personal stories. Our new online advertising magazine, Books On Our Radar, launched in June 2019 and is continuing to gain great momentum.
From Manchester, England, Linda was educated at Elizabeth Gaskell College, Manchester, and at the London School of Economics. Before moving to New York, Linda was co-founder and publisher of the $50 million global book, greeting card and calendar company, The Ink Group. The company had offices in Australia, US, UK and NZ. The company licensed many notables including The Far Side, Recycled Paper Greetings, Star Wars, Monty Python, Tate Gallery, National Geographic, Sydney 2000 Olympics and won numerous international awards for business, design and innovation.
Linda was inducted into the Australian Business Women Hall of Fame, was NSW Business Woman of the Year, and is a member of International Women’s Forum, Women’s Forum of New York and is a founding and lifelong member of Chief Executive Women of Australia.
Member of the International Women’s Forum
Member of Women’s Forum New York
Member of Forum UK
Lifelong and founding Member of Chief Executive Women of Australia
Business Women Hall of Fame
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Testimonials for the Agency
Bonnie MacBird, Art in the Blood (HarperCollins UK, 2015), Unquiet Spirits (HarperCollins UK, 2017), The Devil’s Due (HarperCollins UK, 2019) “Linda Langton did a marvelous job as my literary agent in selling my book series Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure to HarperCollins. As a first time novelist, I needed guidance on the submission and negotiation process and her experience, kindness and communication talent made all of this understandable and smooth. She was creative in her approach, wise in her selection, and has managed to place this book in excellent hands. What a pleasure it has been to be in such expert hands. Any author would be lucky to work with her. Thank you, Linda!”
Phyllis Melhado, The Spa at Lavender Lane (Black Rose Writing, 2020) “Linda Langston is the consummate literary agent. She cares about the written word and genuinely respects writers. Her mission is to help them on their journey. She’s present, persistent, and she delivers! I am most fortunate to have her representing me!”
Judith Aller, Trumbo (Grand Central Publishing, November 2015)
“Smart, honest, perceptive and persistent, Linda Langton herself is keenly aware of her obligation to her clients, and Langtons International Agency is a rare find for any author. Why? Because the combination of marketing and sales is the key to understanding an author’s needs in the publishing world of today. And Langtons International Agency has it all right on the money, marketing experience and the instinct in knowing where a book belongs.”
Dana Huntley, America’s Forgotten Colonial History (Lyons Press, 2019) “I am happy to add my cheers to the many accolades Linda Langton receives from the writers she represents. Having worked with her now spanning 15 years, I can attest that Linda is sharp as a whip; she knows her stuff; and she is a go-getter. I can’t imagine three qualities more prized by any author seeking an agent.”
Ethlie Ann Vare, Love Addict: Sex, Romance, and Other Drugs (Health Communications Inc, 2011) “Linda is an agent who not only establishes a personal connection with each of her authors, but explores every avenue for getting their books both published and read. She is willing to try new things in new ways, because the publishing world is changing and she isn’t afraid to change with it. Most important, she is honest and accountable and her word is her bond.”