Natasha Kern has personally sold over 1,200 books, has worked as an agent more than 20 years and has a strong commitment to discovering new talent as well as developing the careers of her clients. Natasha has sold to all major publishers in both ABA and CBA. Her list includes: mainstream women’s fiction and inspirational fiction; romantic suspense, mysteries and thrillers; contemporary and historical novels, romantic comedy, Amish fiction, and issue-oriented fiction; young adult, multicultural fiction and other subgenres. Her clients include several New York Times best-selling authors, USA Today Best Sellers, and RITA, CAROL and EDGAR winners. She represents Christy winners and finalists as well as other popular CBA authors and ECPA bestsellers.
Natasha was named Agent of the Year at the 2013 ACFW Conference.
Natasha explains why she opened a literary agency:
“When I left New York, I knew that I wanted to stay in publishing. However, editorial work was not sufficiently satisfying by itself. I knew I could acquire and develop salable properties and that my background gave me expertise in sales and running a company. I wanted to work with people long term and not just on a single project or phase of one. Plus, I had an entrepreneurial temperament and experience negotiating big money deals from raising venture capital for high tech firms. When I developed literary projects for other agents that did not sell, I knew I could sell them myself, so I did. I’ve never regretted that decision. Agenting combined my love of books, my affinity for deal-making and my preference for trusting my own intuition. I sold 28 books the first year the agency was in business.
“I did everything else I ever wanted to do before becoming an agent. Agenting is truly a calling for me and I would not be as happy doing anything else. It is a case of do what you love (and are good at) and the money follows. I also have a deep commitment to bringing new knowledge, new ideas and new writing into the world. I believe storytelling is powerful and a great book truly can change the world.”