Nonfiction Author Reviews of Mark Malatesta

Scroll below to see Reviews About Mark Malatesta provided by nonfiction authors who worked 1-on-1 with Mark as an author coach to secure book deals with publishers such as Berkley Books, Penguin Books, Random House, etc. Former Literary Agent Mark Malatesta is founder and president of The Bestselling Author and Literary Agent Undercover. He works with authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books), primarily to help them improve their writing projects and pitch materials to get the attention of top literary agents.


Reviews of Mark Malatesta by Nonfiction Authors

Nonfiction Author Reviews of Mark Malatesta.

– Amy Jo Goddard
Mark Malatesta Reviews

“Mark helped me get five different offers for representation from top literary agents. I signed with Stephanie Tade who got me a 6-figure book deal with Penguin Books, which published my book in hardcover! When Stephanie first contacted me, she was very excited and said, ‘I can’t get your book proposal out of my head. It’s brilliant – I mean, really, it’s fantastic. Editors should be salivating by the time they get to the chapter outline.’ Working with Mark was completely worth it…” [click this link to see Amy Jo’s complete testimonial]

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Amy Jo Goddard

Author of the self-help book Woman on Fire (Penguin Books)

– Dr. Malcolm Conway
Reviews of Mark Malatesta

Mark can’t write your book for you but he’ll do everything in his power to position you and your work in the best way possible. I sent out query letters for my book before I worked with Mark, but I never heard back from anyone. The query letter Mark wrote for me was obviously a hell of a lot better. I just signed a contract with an AAR literary agent…” [click here to see the complete review]

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Dr. Malcolm Conway

Author of the nonfiction book Raising the Elite Athlete

– Natalie S.
Mark Malatesta Reviews

Do you remember that commercial for Toyota with the cheer where people are jumping up and down? That’s what I did after I sent out my first round of queries and a top literary agent called to say he wanted to represent me. Before working with Mark, I followed someone else’s template for a query and book proposal but didn’t get anywhere. It’s hard finding a literary agent and getting published, but if you follow Mark’s process and believe in the work, it can be amazing…” [click here to see the complete review]

Natalie S.

Author of an upcoming nonfiction book about innovation

– Harold Thomas
Mark Malatesta Reviews

When Mark said on his website that he helps authors get top literary agents, I thought it was promotional fluff. Now I’m really impressed. Mark helped me get several agents seriously interested, and I had the opportunity to speak with multiple agents about my book before signing a contract with The Steve Laube Agency. I’d gotten hundreds of rejections prior to that, so when I opened the email I was expecting another rejection. I was shocked that it wasn’t…” [click this link to see Harold’s full review]

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Harold Thomas

Author of the upcoming nonfiction books A Bit Political and Governing Ourselves

– Michelle Marchildon
Mark Malatesta Review

Within just a few hours of sending out the query letter Mark helped me with, I had top literary agents calling me. The agent I signed with told me that she had just had to dig into my proposal. ‘It’s marvelous,’ she said. My previous query letter and proposal was embarrassing, as though I had showed up to the prom in my underwear. Although I used a popular book to try and figure out what a query or a book proposal was supposed to look like, I had no idea…” [click this link to see Michelle’s full review]

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Michelle Marchildon

Author of Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga (Hohm Press) and Theme Weaver: Connect the Power Of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga (Wildhorse Ventures)

– David Hamme
Mark Malatesta Reviews

“Not long after Mark helped me land a top literary agent, I got a call from my agent letting me know that I had three different publishing offers from well-known publishers: Amacom, Palgrave Macmillan, and McGraw-Hill who recently published my book in hardcover! It was a fantastic feeling and a huge smile came over my face. For a moment I felt like life was perfect and the angels were singing…” [click now to see Dave’s full review]

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David Hamme

Author of the business book Customer Focused Process Innovation (McGraw Hill)

– Mardell Hill
Mark Malatesta Reviews

Holy smokes, I just signed a book deal!!!!!!! Mark’s support and guidance have been invaluable. Two well-known agents offered to represent me and one of them responded to my query in less than four minutes!! Then THREE publishers expressed interest and started talking about making offers. The publisher I chose was perfect because they produce titles for the trade, educational, and scientific markets. And they published my book in hardcover!!!” [click now to see the complete testimonial]

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Mardell Hill

Author of the medical nonfiction book Intestinal Health (Rowman & Littlefield)

– Joy K.
Mark Malatesta Review

Before speaking with Mark I didn’t know what a literary agent was, why I needed one, or how to find one. It took me a while to even come up with the right questions to ask, but he handled it very nicely. Now Routledge is publishing my book. Mark gave me the scope and perspective that I needed and it was a great advantage because he’s actually been a literary agent. It’s so comforting once you have an agent, knowing that you’re in very good hands…” [click this link to see Joy’s full review]

Joy K.

Co-Author of a nonfiction book about architecture (Routledge)

– Birgit Langhammer
Mark Malatesta Reviews

I can’t tell you exactly how many query letters I sent out before I worked with Mark, but it was a lot. Not one person asked to look at my book proposal though and, since I had high expectations, it wasn’t easy dealing with the rejections. My old pitch was vague, without a clear point but the new query and book proposal that Mark helped me create were perfect. I just signed a contract with a top literary agent and film producer who represents many bestselling authors!” [click this link to see Birgit’s full review]

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Birgit Langhammer

Author of the upcoming nonfiction book Your Life is Art: Make Every Day a Masterpiece

– Catherine Weiss
Reviews of Mark Malatesta

I can’t say that I got my first request for more material from an agent in less than minutes after sending out my first round of queries, like it has for some of the people Mark has worked with, but it did happen within a week. I got multiple requests, and I got multiple requests for representation. I signed with David Nelson, the literary agent for Terry McMillan, Stephen King, and Garrison Keillor. David represents Bill Maher as well, tons of other bestselling authors, and three Nobel Laureates!” [click this link to see Catherine’s full review]

Catherine Weiss

Author of the upcoming nonfiction parenting book The Present Mother

– Carolyn Miller
Reviews of Mark Malatesta

I was out of ideas and frankly bewildered, at a very low point, when I found Mark’s websites. They came up everywhere so I decided to give him a chance, and I’m very glad I did. Now the president of a New York literary agency with many bestsellers and award-winning titles represents me! I was glad to put myself in the hands of someone like Mark who knew what to do. Mark is smart and honest and knows what he’s talking about…” [click right here to see Carolyn’s complete success story]

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Carolyn Miller

Author of the nonfiction books Creating Miracles: A Practical Guide to Divine Intervention (H J Kramer Inc/New World Library), Soulmates: Following Inner Guidance to the Relationship of Your Dreams (H J Kramer Inc/New World Library, Novato), Creating Miracles: Understanding the Experience of Divine Intervention (C.G. Miller, H J Kramer Inc, Tiburon)

– Dr. Yannick Pauli
Reviews of Mark Malatesta

After I decided to work with Mark, I signed a contract with a top literary agency, Dupree/Miller & Associates. I got my first five requests from agents almost immediately. It didn’t happen in less than four minutes like it has for some of Mark’s clients, but it was fast! If you’re an aspiring author, working with Mark is definitely worth the investment. He will pull the best out of you, make your intangibles concrete, and give you a process that will move you forward fast…” [click this link to see Yannick’s complete comments]

Dr. Yannick Pauli

Author of the upcoming nonfiction book The Unritalin Solution

– Marni Battista
Mark Malatesta Reviews

I just signed a contract with literary agent Harvey Klinger, the long time representative of Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. who was married to John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Mark takes time to get to know his clients and their work. He’ll care about your dream as much as you do, and that’s hard to find…” [click here for Marni’s entire success story]

Marni Battista

Author of the relationship book How to Affair-Proof Your Man and founder of Dating with Dignity

– Stella Waterhouse
Mark Malatesta Review

If you want a better query letter, proposal, or book I suggest you sign up for a coaching call with Mark. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the fact that Mark is a former literary agent made everything fall into place. After I started sending out requests I began receiving requests from top literary agents! You really need someone who knows the business. Mark is very supportive and helpful. He listens and asks questions if he doesn’t understand something, instead of just pretending to understand…” [click here to see Stella’s complete review]

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Stella Waterhouse

Author of the upcoming nonfiction book The Autism Code and A Positive Approach to Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

– Salam Al-Marayati
Reviews of Mark Malatesta

“Every time Mark told me something was going to happen, it actually happened. If I hadn’t worked with him, I think it would have taken me years to find an agent. But within 48 hours of contacting AAR literary agent Andy Ross with the query letter and book proposal Mark helped me create, Andy offered to represent me. Now I consider Mark more than just a coach or consultant–he’s a trusted partner.” [click now to see Salam’s complete testimonial]

Salam Al-Marayati

Author of the upcoming nonfiction book American Muslims

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