Dana Newman is an independent literary agent based in Los Angeles. She is also a business and intellectual property lawyer advising creators and companies on contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. With years of experience as an attorney working in the entertainment industry during the transition from analog to digital platforms in film editing and audio recording, Dana is excited about the changes happening in publishing and enthusiastically embraces new technologies and ideas about books. She combines her professional insight, educational background (B.A. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley), and a lifelong love of reading to provide a sophisticated, innovative approach to her role as a literary agent. A believer in the power of books to shape our culture and impact lives, she enjoys working with authors who are passionate about their work and have something meaningful to share. From crafting proposals and polishing manuscripts through negotiating and managing contracts, Dana strives to create a holistic, long-term working relationship with her clients.
Advance Submission Critique: Non-fiction books in the areas of lifestyle and wellness (health, mind-body-spirit, self-help, alternative spirituality, and fitness), memoir, business, technology, and popular culture; first 15 pages double-spaced or proposal