AvantGuild: An Agent Opens Up the Hispanic Book Market


By Neal Comment

diane-stockwell-headshot.jpgThe newest installment of mediabistro.com’s “Pitching an Agent” profiles Diane Stockwell of Globos Libros, a literary agency that focuses on the Hispanic market—which Stockwell first tapped into back in 1992, when she was an editorial assistant at Warner Books and the only one in the department who knew Spanish. When Stockwell (right) founded her own company in 2001, her original plan was to produce bilingual children’s books and do an occasional freelance translation gig, but then a Chilean author asked for help placing a book, and then Stockwell began representing Univision’s Dr. Isabel, an author she’d first published years ago at Kensington… and things took off from there. Now Globos Libros actively seeks other practical nonfiction books by authors with a strong presence in the Spanish-language media.

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