Amy Collins, Associate Agent with Talcott Notch Literary Services, has more than 30 years’ experience matching books with readers. As a former book buyer, publisher, and sales director for one of the largest nonfiction publishers in the U.S., Amy has been focused on market and sales potential research for authors for over 10 years. As an agent, she represents many authors who have signed deals with major publishers for nonfiction projects such as The Unseen Photos of Sesame Street (Abrams), Sex and the City (Globe Pequoit), and You’re Going to Die Alone and Other Good News (Blackstone). Amy is the author of several nonfiction books ranging from self-help (It’s The Little Things, (Simon & Schuster/Adams Media) to books on publishing and working toward becoming a successful author. She is currently traveling the country with her two dogs meeting with editors and authors and can be found on Twitter at @askamycollins and online at AmysAdvice.com.
She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, a member of Mensa, a featured columnist for Writer’s Digest, IBPA, and a trusted teacher at conferences world-wide. She has taught and spoken at many of the publishing industry’s top festivals and conferences including Scottish Association of Writers, Publishers Weekly’s BookCon, Oklahoma Writer’s Conference, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference, AAPS, Dublin Writers’ Conference, BAIPA, PALA, St. Louis Writers Conference, Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, Las Vegas Writers Conference, and many others.