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Full Agent Profile: Peter Riva



NAME

Peter Riva

AGENCY
International Transactions
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
priva@intltrans.com
  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://www.intltrans.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Family Saga | Western | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Adventure | Gay & Lesbian | Military/Espionage | Middle Grade | New Adult
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Sports | Celebrity | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Medical | Science | Self-Help | Memoirs | Travel | Art | Adventure/True Story | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Photography | Film & Entertainment | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Humor

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent is closed to queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • They do NOT represent fantasy nor comic books in any form
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Owing to an over-advanced workload as well as commitments to existing clients, we are not accepting any new submissions at this time.
    • As a guideline for your prospective work, may we suggest the following – only if you have a completed work to share:
    • 1. Identify three works that you consider comparable (so-called “comps” in publishing). These should be works that match the genre, category, and literary accomplishment (or literary polish) of your work.
    • 2. Go to Publishers Marketplace and search for
    • a. The Author’s name, or
    • b. The book’s title (remember titles may change between sale to publishers and publication)
    • 3. Identify the editor and publishing house that acquired the comp work, for each of the three you have selected. You will also see the name of the agent or agency who made the sale.
    • 4. Write or call the agents involved. Make your polite pitch, explaining why you are approaching them. Start with a request to be able to submit to them, do not immediately send your work.
    • 5. If the agents are unavailable or unwilling to respond, contact the editor of the comp work and explain you have a work in a similar genre/category/literary merit and would like the editor’s guidance with the names of three agents that the editor feels would be appropriate. Thank him or her – profusely – for helping beforehand. If an editor’s assistant contacts you, be grateful, that’s more than 75% of editors will have time for.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Owing to an over-advanced workload as well as commitments to existing clients, we are not accepting any submissions at this time.
    • As a guideline for your prospective work, may we suggest the following – only if you have a completed work to share:
    • 1. Identify three works that you consider comparable (so-called “comps” in publishing). These should be works that match the genre, category, and literary accomplishment (or literary polish) of your work.
    • 2. Go to Publishers Marketplace and search for
    • a. The Author’s name, or
    • b. The book’s title (remember titles may change between sale to publishers and publication)
    • 3. Identify the editor and publishing house that acquired the comp work, for each of the three you have selected. You will also see the name of the agent or agency who made the sale.
    • 4. Write or call the agents involved. Make your polite pitch, explaining why you are approaching them. Start with a request to be able to submit to them, do not immediately send your work.
    • 5. If the agents are unavailable or unwilling to respond, contact the editor of the comp work and explain you have a work in a similar genre/category/literary merit and would like the editor’s guidance with the names of three agents that the editor feels would be appropriate. Thank him or her – profusely – for helping beforehand. If an editor’s assistant contacts you, be grateful, that’s more than 75% of editors will have time for.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Adventure/True Story | Military
    Bismarck by Nikolas Zetterling Licensed by Norstedts of Sweden to Casemate Books Agent of record

    Fiction | Mystery | Thrillers/Suspense
    Dance With An Angel by Ake Edwardson Licensed by Norstedts, Sweden to Viking Publishing Agent of Record

    Non-Fiction
    Designer Genes by Steven Potter, PhD to Bob Loomis at Random House for 2010

    Fiction
    Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series - Girl with The Dragon Tattoo & Girl Who Played With Fire - both to Alfred A. Knopf

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II
    Author:   Sam Moses
    Genres:   Military
    Publisher:   Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (September 4, 2007)
    Author and former Navy Seaman Moses gives WWII's Operation Pedestal, "the most heavily defended and heavily attacked naval convoy in history" in this book
    View book at Amazon

    Blue Sky July
    Author:   Nia Wyn
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Seren (April 1, 2008)
    This gripping autobiography follows the story of a mother who battles impossible odds in the hopes of healing her son Joe Alexander who, six months after he was born, was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy
    View book at Amazon

    The Tao of Daily Life: The Mysteries of the Orient Revealed The Joys of Inner Harmony Found The Path to Enlightenment Illuminated
    Author:   Derek Lin
    Genres:   Spirituality
    Publisher:   Tarcher (September 6, 2007)
    Derek Lin, Taoist master and expert in Eastern philosophy, brings his deep knowledge of this time-honored Chinese spiritual thought system into the twenty-first century.
    View book at Amazon

    American Courage: Remarkable True Stories Exhibiting the Bravery That Has Made Our Country Great
    Author:   Herbert W. Warden
    Genres:   History | Adventure/True Story
    Publisher:   Harper Paperbacks (May 2, 2006)

    View book at Amazon

    The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
    Author:   Ted Riccardi
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   Random House; 1st edition (September 2, 2003)
    The nine original short stories in this collection focus Doyle's references to Sherlock Holmes's travels in Europe and Asia during the Great Hiatus, the three-year gap between Holmes's supposed death and his dramatic return to life
    View book at Amazon

    Blue Sky July
    Author:   Nia Wyn
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Dutton (2008 pub)



    Fugitives of the Forest
    Author:   Allan Levine
    Genres:   History | Adventure/True Story | Military
    Publisher:   GPP Books



    Detective Winter Series
    Author:   Ake Edwardson
    Genres:   Mystery | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Penguin Mystery Classics (2009 pub)



    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Author:   Steig Larsson
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Alfred A. Knopf (lic. Norstedts, Sweden)



    Counterterrorism Strategies for Corpotations
    Author:   Mike Ackerman
    Genres:   Business
    Publisher:   Prometheus



    Fast Guys, Rich Guys and Idiots
    Author:   Sam Moses
    Genres:   Sports | Memoirs | Adventure/True Story | Journalism
    Publisher:   Univ. of Nebraska



    Unholy Moles; Communist Espionage in the Vatican
    Author:   John O. Koehler
    Genres:   History | Religion | Journalism
    Publisher:   Pegasus Books



    Norstedts of Sweden
    Author:   Publishers
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Award-winning authors, bestselling authors



    Prisma of Sweden
    Author:   Publisher
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    Seren Books of Wales, UK
    Author:   Publisher
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Award winning authors.






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