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Mark Malatesta Review by Natalie Neelan | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Natalie Neelan, author of an as yet untitled book about business, leadership, and innovation, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Natalie worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary...

Mark Malatesta Review by Wendy Fowler Nunes | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Wendy Fowler Nunes, author of the upcoming novel Tea with Eleanor provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Wendy worked with Mark to improve her novel, query letter, and synopsis to get the attention of top literary agents and then signed with an...

Mark Malatesta Review by Pegge Winslow | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Pegge Winslow, author of the nonfiction book The Winking Dog provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Pegge worked with Mark to improve her manuscript and create her pitch materials (query letter and book proposal), to get the attention of...

Mark Malatesta Review by Thomas Nielsen | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Thomas Nielsen, author of the upcoming novel Asklepion provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Thomas worked with Mark to improve the beginning of his book and his pitch materials (query letter and synopsis), resulting in representation by an AAR...

Mark Malatesta Review by Mary Tomzack | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Mary Tomzack, author of The Tips and Traps of Buying a Franchise (McGraw-Hill / Sourcebooks) and a new, upcoming nonfiction book (title to be determined) provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Mary worked with Mark to improve her manuscript and...

Mark Malatesta Review by Tonya Mitchell | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Tonya Mitchell, author of the upcoming novel A Feigned Madness provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Tonya worked with Mark to improve her pitch materials (query letter, synopsis, and first fifty pages), resulting in representation by a top...

Mark Malatesta Review by Robert Sternberg | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Robert Sternberg, author of an upcoming family Jewish cookbook and storybook (not yet titled) provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Robert worked with Mark to develop his book and improve his pitch materials (query letter and book proposal),...

Mark Malatesta Review by Brad Harper | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Brad Harper, author of the upcoming novel A Knife in the Fog provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Brad worked with Mark to improve his book and pitch materials (query letter and synopsis), resulting in representation by Jill Marr with Sandra...

Mark Malatesta Review by Doug Bean | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Doug Bean, author of the upcoming novel Code Name: Goliath provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Doug worked with Mark to develop his book and improve his pitch materials (query letter and synopsis), resulting in representation by Nikki...

Mark Malatesta Review by Somraj and Jeffre | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Somraj Pokras and and Jeffre TallTrees, Ph.D., authors of the upcoming nonfiction book 12 Types of Orgasm provided this review of former book agent Mark Malatesta. Somraj and Jeffre worked with Mark to improve their pitch materials and manuscript to get the attention...

Mark Malatesta Review by Ken Bush | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Ken Bush, author of several novels including The Phantasm and Werewolves Rising provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Ken worked with Mark to improve his pitch materials (query letter and synopsis), resulting in literary agency representation....

Mark Malatesta Review by Ruth Hartman | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Ruth Hartman, author of two dozen novels including Love Birds of Regent's Park provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Ruth worked with Mark to develop her manuscript and pitch materials (query letter and synopsis), resulting in representation...

Mark Malatesta Review by Edward Correia | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Edward Correia, author of the upcoming novel The Girl Who Became a Goddess provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Edward worked with Mark to improve his book and pitch materials (query letter and synopsis), resulting in literary agency...

Mark Malatesta Review by Karen Welsh | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Karen Welsh, author of the upcoming novel Second Chances provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Karen worked with Mark to develop her book and improve her pitch materials (query letter and synopsis), resulting in literary agency representation....

Mark Malatesta Review by Bill Ballester | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Bill Ballester, author of the upcoming nonfiction book The Nine Principles of Winning Teams provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Bill worked with Mark to develop his book and improve his pitch materials (query letter and book proposal),...

Mark Malatesta Review by Crystal Duffy | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Crystal Duffy, author of the upcoming memoir Twin to Twin provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Crystal worked with Mark to improve her pitch materials and manuscript to get the attention of top literary agents and then signed with the Donald...

Mark Malatesta Review by Nicholas Stuller | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Nicholas Stuller, author of the upcoming nonfiction book The Truth Will Set Your Wallet Free provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Nicholas worked with Mark to improve his pitch materials (query letter and book proposal), resulting in...

Mark Malatesta Review by Richard Motta | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Richard Motta, author of the upcoming memoir Switching Sides provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Richard worked with Mark to improve his pitch materials (query letter and book proposal), resulting in literary agency representation. Scroll...

Mark Malatesta Review by Elaine Slater | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Elaine Slater, author of the upcoming novel Into Another Bed provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Elaine worked with Mark to improve her query letter and other pitch materials to get the attention of literary agents. Scroll below to learn...

Mark Malatesta Review by Salam Al-Marayati | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Salam Al-Marayati, author of the upcoming book American Muslims provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Salam worked with Mark to develop his book and improve his pitch materials (query letter and book proposal), resulting in representation by...

Mark Malatesta Review by Stella Waterhouse | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Stella Waterhouse, author of The Autism Code and A Positive Approach to Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Stella worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which...

Mark Malatesta Review by Ken Derby | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Ken Derby, author of several novels for young readers including The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School published by Holiday House/Scholastic provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Ken worked with Mark to improve his query letter,...

Mark Malatesta Review by Lakshmi Subramani | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Lakshmi Subramani, author of the memoir Lights Out provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Lakshmi worked with Mark to improve his query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation with a top literary...

Mark Malatesta Review by Melissa Burch | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Melissa Burch, author of the memoir My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist & Spiritual Seeker, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Melissa worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and...

Mark Malatesta Review by Barbara Symons | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Barbara Symons, minister and speaker and author of Escaping Christianity: Finding Christ provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Barbara worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript to get the attention of literary...

Mark Malatesta Review by Tanya Simmonds | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Tanya Simmonds, author of The Paramount Rule and many other erotic novels published by Pink Flamingo Publications, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Tanya worked with Mark to improve her pitch materials and manuscript. Scroll below to learn...

Mark Malatesta Review by Michael Thompson | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Michael Thompson, author of the upcoming Christian fiction novel The Rector, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Michael worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation...

Mark Malatesta Review by Lakshmi Raj Sharma | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Lakshmi Raj Sharma, author of several novels including The Tailor’s Needle published by Penguin Books provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Lakshmi worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in him...

Mark Malatesta Review by Ally Nathaniel | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Ally Nathaniel, author of many titles for younger readers including My Playful Kitchen and Sparkly Me, a book for young girls about self-esteem and empowerment (more than 14,000 copies sold) provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Ally Nathaniel...

Mark Malatesta Review by P.S. Darley | Mark Malatesta Reviews

P.S. Darley, author of Hold On!, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. P.S. Darley worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and manuscript. P.S. Darley's book is now published by Soul Mate Publishing. Scroll below to learn more....

Mark Malatesta Review by J.R. Eason | Mark Malatesta Reviews

J.R. Eason, acclaimed artist and author of the memoir Through the Back Porch Door provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. J.R. worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in multiple requests from...

Mark Malatesta Review by Maija Harrington | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Maija Harrington, author of the memoir Funny Tails provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Maija worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation with the Marianne...

Mark Malatesta Review by Elaine Holt M.D. | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Elaine Holt M.D., author of the narrative nonfiction title The Doctor Next Door provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Elaine worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in interest from multiple...

Mark Malatesta Review by Virginia Tell | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Virginia Tell, author of the upcoming novel Borne from the Cutoff, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Virginia worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in five offers for literary agency...

Mark Malatesta Review by Paul Stawski | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Paul Stawski, award-winning author of the previously self-published young adult novels Both Sides and Taking Sides, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Paul worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which...

Mark Malatesta Review by Ruth Finnegan | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Professor Ruth Finnegan, author of the novel The Black Inked Pearl, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Ruth worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in publication with Garn Press. Scroll below...

Mark Malatesta Review by Catherine Weiss | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Catherine Weiss, author of the upcoming parenting book The Present Mother provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Catherine worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency...

Mark Malatesta Review by Harold Thomas | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Harold Thomas, author of Governing Ourselves and the upcoming A Bit Political provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Harold worked with Mark to improve his query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency...

Mark Malatesta Review by Nathaniel Lande | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Nathaniel Lande, author of ten fiction and nonfiction books including Cricket (New American Library), The Life and Times of Homer Sincere (Peter Mayer/Overlook Press), The 10 Best of Everything (National Geographic), and Dispatches from the Front (Henry Holt and...

Mark Malatesta Review by Miri Leshem-Pelly | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Miri Leshem-Pelley, author and illustrator of many children's books including the upcoming Scribble and Author, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Miri worked with Mark to improve her query letter and manuscript, which resulted in literary...

Mark Malatesta Review by P. Segal | Mark Malatesta Reviews

P. Segal, author of The Flood and editor of Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society (Last Gasp), provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. P. Segal worked with Mark to improve her pitch materials, which resulted in multiple requests from top...

Mark Malatesta Review by Libby Kiszner | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Libby Kiszner, author of the upcoming nonfiction book for young readers Dear Libby, Will You Answer My Questions About Friendship? provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Libby worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and...

Mark Malatesta Review by Alesandra Rain | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Alesandra Rain is the author of Dying to Feel, an upcoming memoir about prescription drug addiction. Alesandra provided the following review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta, now an author coach and consultant, to improve her query letter, book proposal, and...

Mark Malatesta Review by Marni Battista | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Marni Battista, founder of Dating with Dignity and author of the upcoming relationship book How to Affair-Proof Your Man provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Marni worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript,...

Mark Malatesta Review by Cynthia Nooney | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Cynthia Nooney, author of the upcoming memoir Nearly Normal provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Cynthia worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation with the...

Mark Malatesta Review by Z Zoccolante | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Z Zoccolante, author and Director of Contain the Cry, a short film about eating disorders, and author of The Twisting War, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Z Zoccolante worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and...

Mark Malatesta Review by Matt Levine | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Matt Levine, author of the upcoming dark thriller/horror novel Hollow provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Matt worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation with Bill...

Mark Malatesta Review by Janis Pryor | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Janis Pryor, author of the upcoming memoir White Roses Holding The Impossible provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Janis worked with Mark to improve her pitch materials and manuscript to get the attention of five literary agents and then...

Mark Malatesta Review by Karen Sargent | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Karen Sargent, author of the upcoming Christian novel Waiting for Butterflies provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Karen worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in multiple requests from literary...

Mark Malatesta Review by Joseph Sidari | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Joseph Sidari, author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Little Green Men provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Joseph worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation...

Mark Malatesta Review by Nwanganga Shields | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Nwanganga Shields, author of the upcoming novel Coming Home provided this review of Mark Malatesta, former literary agent. Nwanganga worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and sample pages, which resulted in literary agency representation with...

Mark Malatesta Review by Suzanne Adams | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Suzanne Adams, author of the upcoming novel Girl Awakened, represented by The Seymour Agency, provided this review of Mark Malatesta, former literary agent turned author coach. Suzanne worked with Mark to improve her query letter and other pitch materials to get the...

Mark Malatesta Review by Joy K. | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Joy K., co-author of an upcoming book about architecture provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Joy worked with Mark to improve her pitch materials, which resulted in offers from three literary agencies for representation. Joy's book is now...

Mark Malatesta Review by Claude Brickell | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Claude Brickell, author of the upcoming novels, tentatively titled Blood Quest and Assassin's Trail, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Claude worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and sample pages, which resulted in...

Mark Malatesta Review by Joel Townsend | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Joel Townsend, author of the upcoming nonfiction book, tentatively titled Christian Mindfulness, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Joel worked with Mark to improve his query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary...

Mark Malatesta Review by Carl Watson | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Carl Watson is the author of Kid Clay, an upcoming young adult novel inspired by his grandfather's memoirs. Carl provided the following review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta, now an author coach and consultant, to improve his query letter, synopsis, and...

Mark Malatesta Review by Darlene Dihel | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Darlene Dihel, author of the upcoming children’s picture book Pandamonium provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Darlene worked with Mark to improve her query letter and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation with Melissa...

Mark Malatesta Review by John McCormack | Mark Malatesta Reviews

John McCormack, author of the upcoming young adult novel Jamaal’s Journey provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. John worked with Mark to improve his query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation with...

Mark Malatesta Review by Dr. Yannick Pauli | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Dr. Yannick Paul, Director of the Centre Wellness NeuroFit in Switzerland and author of the upcoming nonfiction book The Unritalin Solution provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Dr. Pauli worked with Mark to improve his query letter, book...

Mark Malatesta Review by C. Lee McKenzie | Mark Malatesta Reviews

C. Lee McKenzie, author of many Young Adult and Middle Grade novels including The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative, Sudden Secrets, Alligators Overhead, and The Great Timelock Disaster provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Lee worked...

Mark Malatesta Review by Jane Jago | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Jane Jago, author of the novel The Wrong Hand provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Jane worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation with a top literary agent. Jane's...

Mark Malatesta Review by Carolyn Miller | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Carolyn Miller, author of several self-help, personal development, and relationship titles including Creating Miracles: A Practical Guide to Divine Intervention (H J Kramer Inc/New World Library), and Soulmates: Following Inner Guidance to the Relationship of Your...

Mark Malatesta Review by Rebecca Besser | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Rebecca "Becca" Besser, author of many short stories including one recently published in the Anything But Zombies anthology (Simon and Schuster/Atria Books) and the upcoming novel Nurse Blood (Limitless Publishing), provided this review of former literary agent Mark...

Mark Malatesta Review by Jeri-Anne Agee | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Jeri-Anne Agee, author of the chapter book series The Life and Times of Birdie Mae Hayes provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Jeri-Anne worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency...

Mark Malatesta Review by Dr. Malcolm Conway | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Dr. Malcolm Conway, author of the upcoming nonfiction title Raising Elite Athletes provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Dr. Conway worked with Mark to improve his query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency...

Mark Malatesta Review by Laura Moe | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Laura Moe, the author of several young adult novels including Breakfast with Neruda provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Laura worked with Mark to improve her query letter, synopsis, and manuscript for multiple manuscripts, which resulted in...

Mark Malatesta Review by Dayna Dunbar | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Dayna Dunbar, author of The Saints and Sinners of Okay County (Ballantine) and The Wings That Fly Us Home (Ballantine) provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Dayna worked with Mark to improve her pitch materials for literary agents, which...

Mark Malatesta Review by Daniel Cohen | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Daniel Cohen, author of Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin--Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Daniel worked with Mark to improve his query letter,...

Mark Malatesta Review by Mardell Hill | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Mardell Hill, founder of Clear Health Boulder Colonic Center and author of Intestinal Health provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Mardell worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary...

Mark Malatesta Review by Erika Armstrong | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Erika Armstrong, author of the memoir A Chick in the Cockpit provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Erika worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which resulted in literary agency representation and her book...

Mark Malatesta Review by Amy Jo Goddard | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Amy Jo Goddard, author of Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake Up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power, and Sexual Intelligence provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Amy Jo worked with Mark to improve her query letter, book proposal, and manuscript,...

Mark Malatesta Review by David Hamme | Mark Malatesta Reviews

David Hamme is a business consultant and the author of Customer Focused Process Innovation: Linking Strategic Intent to Everyday Execution provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. David worked with Mark to improve his query letter, book proposal,...

Mark Malatesta Review by Scott LeRette | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Scott LeRette, author of The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love, provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Scott worked with Mark to improve his query letter, book proposal, and manuscript, which...

Mark Malatesta Review by Jim Brown | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Jim Brown, television news anchor and author of several suspense thrillers including 24/7 and Black Valley provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Jim worked with Mark to get multiple offers, including a 6-figure offer, from major publishers....

Mark Malatesta Review by Carol Plum-Ucci | Mark Malatesta Reviews

Carol Plum-Ucci, award-winning author of The Body of Christopher Creed and many other novels for young adults provided this review of former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Carol worked with Mark to get a book deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which has published...

Author Scott LeRette Now Represented by FinePrint Lit

Scott LeRette, author of The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love, is now represented by Stephany Evans and Becky Vinter with FinePrint Lit. Scott worked with former literary agent Mark Malatesta (now an author coach and...

Learn More About Mark Malatesta and Get Support

Mark Malatesta is a former literary agent turned author coach, now helping authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books) get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals. Mark is the former president and owner of New Brand Agency Group, a literary agency that helped mostly unpublished authors book deals with major publishers such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harcourt. Mark also spent several years as Marketing & Licensing Manager of Blue Mountain Arts, the book and gift publisher that invented e-greetings, and then sold their e-card division for close to $1 billion dollars. Today Mark is president and founder of The Bestselling Author and Literary Agent Undercover where he maintains various Websites for Authors and provides 1-on-1 Author Coaching. Click here to access all of of the Free Resources provided by Mark Malatesta.

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