Author-Management was formed some years ago as a boutique
literary agency by the successful author James Rouch. That
function ceased recently. In its place was developed an
appraisal and guidance service for new authors to help them
launch into the publishing business by making their novels,
short stories and autobiographies as attractive to publishers
and agents as is possible.
The literary agency side of the business closed because
James is no longer able to dash around the book fairs and
between publishing houses as he has had a leg amputated.
Personal contact is vital for an agent, to maintain those
important face-to-face relationships, and the disability
has proved to be quite restricting.
As a successful novelist with in-depth trade knowledge
he is in a unique position to help authors work towards
publication. So Author Management has now become a specialist
literary company dedicated to helping authors produce good
quality saleable books and avoid the pitfalls, so hard to
avoid, when approaching agents and publishers.
While functioning as a Literary Agent James received a
great many pleas for help from aspiring authors. A sample
of the thanks he received for that assistance can be seen
in Clients' Comments.