Toni Lopopolo

Toni on stageLiterary Agent, Toni Lopopolo, has a book publishing resume that began in 1970 in the publicity dept of Bantam Books, where she helped publicize authors such as Philip Roth, Barbara Cartland, Isaac Asimov, and Louis L’Amour.

She next served as Library Promotion Director at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and visited almost every major library in the USA. Then Houghton Mlfflin offered her a position in Boston as Marketing Manager, Paperback Books. Her big campaigns included Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins.  When Macmillan presented Toni the title of Executive Editor, she moved back to New York City and published Judy Mazel’s Beverly Hills Diet and Elvis 56 by Al Wertheimer among other hits.

St. Martin’s Press made an offer she couldn’t refuse, so Toni became Executive Editor there from 1981 to 1990 and published Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin and Rich and Famous by Kate Coscarelli plus Elsa Lanchester, Herself, by Elsa Lanchester, On The Other Hand by Fay Wray and many more titles.

In l991, Toni opened Toni Lopopolo Literary Management. She has since  sold books for authors Sol Stein, Lee Silber, Lillian Glass, Steve Duno, Nancy Baer, Flo Fitzgerald, Judith Smith-Levin, Howard Olgin, Jeanette BakerLarry Seeley, and several others. Toni relocated her company to Southern California in 2011.

Toni is also known for her Fiction Bootcamp workshops where she uses a unique method that helps first-time novelists to master the skills needed to successfully write book-length fiction, and she aids nonfiction writers to produce compelling narrative nonfiction, using fiction techniques.  Toni has held workshops at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and at the Writer’s Room of Bucks County, PA. as well for the Ventura County Writers Club in California.  Toni is also noted for her very popular lecture: The Ten Most Common Mistakes First Novelists Make.

 Lisa Angle, Website and Social Media

LisaAngle2018When Toni sends a manuscript to an editor she knows that if they like the writing they will Google the author to find out if the writer shows up as a presence onlie. That’s why Toni advises her clients to build their author platform before she contacts editors. If the author needs a website or help with social media, Toni recommends media expert Lisa Angle.

Lisa Angle of Ninety Degrees Media is the ‘right Angle’ to help promote authors and books, including websites, video, and social media. She earned a master’s degree in Computer Based Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While in SLO she served two terms as President of NightWriters and taught creative writing at Cuesta College. Lisa won First Prize in a CWC short story contest and Honorable Mention in Byline magazine’s First Chapter of Novel Contest. Writers Digest choose her website Angle on Writing as one of the 101 Best Sites for Writers in 2005. Currently she co-produces the talk show Literary Gumbo with host Fred Klein.https://lopopolo.wordpress.com/for-novelists/

Ten Mistakes by Toni Lopopolo