I checked the Index and couldn't find this agency, so I thought I'd ask. Their Publishers Marketplace listing is here, and their website is:
P&E lists with a $ but asks if anyone knows more about them.
What's confusing me is what exactly they are. The website calls them "a full-service management firm for authors". PM lists them as agents.
Their client list includes Jill Smolinski (published by St. Martin's and Random House) but says Smolinski's representation is Kirsten Manges Literary Management. Kimberly Greene (Usborne) is represented by Wade & Doherty. Jonathan Fong (Watson & Guptill) is represented by East/West Agency.
Virginia Hoyt (unpublished) is represented by WriteHigh. Lisa Jones Johnson (published by Genesis Press, problems mentioned here) is represented by WriteHigh. Also represented by WriteHigh is Gilles Gallimard, published by an imprint he started in his family's famous publishing house.
Here's how WriteHigh describes its process:
We are a rare agency with our own in-house PR team—one with star credentials. Their media kits prove to editors that our clients have that necessary Platform. Our PR team is prepared to send our clients on interviews and television after the book is out. And Joel Coler, who headed Twentieth Century Fox Advertising and Publicity for 27 years, can also send client projects to producers.
If your book is the type that is right for film, TV or video, we will show it to producers, or, if we feel that we need to partner with a film agency, we will do that on your behalf.
Everyone at WriteHigh is involved in the selling of your book:
Monique and Susan carefully earmark and select which editors are most likely to be interested in your project, and approach them.
In New York, Monique and Peter pay a call on these editors and pitch your project.
Peter follows up in person in New York and the East Coast vicinity, and Monique and Susan follow up by telephone and email—frequently, and with passion.
Our European agent takes your project and pitches it abroad at the various international book fairs she regularly and assiduously attends: The London Book Fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Salon du Livre in Paris, and various cities where she travels and pitches projects, from Venice to Bangkok.
Monique attends the BEA (Book Expo America, the US Book Fair, which occurs every year in a different city) each year.
The Boys and Linda, YOUR PR Team, remains on its toes, visualizing opportunities to hype your project.
Ben Pesta, the WriteHigh intellectual properties attorney, crafts contracts and verifies that your interests are always protected. He is available to answer any question and vet any legal document that comes your way. Do not enter into any agreement without consulting him!
Along with the usual team are the professionals that Monique can summon to help you reach publishing stardom. If you are too shy to be comfortable fielding a television interview, we will send you to Media-Savvy for a day’s media coaching. Don’t worry, though… one of us will be there to hold your hand. WriteHigh is a comprehensive, team operation that is meant to always, always hold a writer’s hand. It was born from Monique’s desire to help her fellow writers reach publication with joy, a minimum of anxiety, and a sense of mentorship that is so often lacking in what otherwise is a harsh business. Imagine a soft, downy pillowcase, and your head propped up. That is the WriteHigh Literary Agency. We make getting published a softer experience.
Is this an agency, or a book packager, or just quirky? Does anyone have personal experience?