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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Flatiron Books

Flatiron Books is a division of Macmillan, founded in 2014 with a simple philosophy: publish a relatively small number of titles so that each book could be supported by an extraordinary amount of editorial attention, marketing, and publicity.  Staffed by several highly experienced publishing veterans (including Bob Miller, President, known for starting and running Hyperion Books for Disney for 18 years, and Amy Einhorn, Publisher, whose eponymous imprint at Penguin launched the careers of such authors as Liane Moriarty and Kathryn Stockett), Flatiron has published thirty-three New York Times bestsellers in its first four years, including nine #1 bestsellers. Flatiron has published non-fiction by such authors as Oprah Winfrey, Vice President Joe Biden, Jenny Lawson, James Comey, Dr. Michael Greger, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, and fiction by such authors as Liane Moriarty, Laurie Frankel, Shobha Rao, Jane Harper, Stephanie Garber and Melissa Albert.  Upcoming books include Isaac Mizrahi’s I.M., Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House, and Melinda Gates’s Moment of Lift.

 

MEET THE EDITORS

BOB MILLER, President and Publisher. Miller founded Hyperion for Disney in 1990 and was its president and publisher until 2008. He began his career at St. Martin’s Press and has also worked at Delacorte Press, HarperCollins, and Workman. Key titles Miller has acquired for Flatiron to date include What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost, and Promise Me, Dad by Vice President Joe Biden.

AMY EINHORN, Executive Vice President and Publisher. Einhorn has been in publishing for over 25 years. Before joining Flatiron, she headed her eponymous imprint, Amy Einhorn Books, at Penguin. Some of her bestselling fiction titles include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Help by Kathryn Stockett, as well as bestsellers such as The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, and Free Food for Millionaires by National Book Award Nominee Min Jin Lee. Her nonfiction bestsellers include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson and A Higher Loyalty by former FBI Director James Comey, as well as Amy Sedaris’s I Like You and Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir, I.M. Einhorn is publishing Sarah Blake’s latest novel, The Guest Book, this year and Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt in 2020.

NOAH EAKER, Editorial Director. Eaker acquires literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction and pop culture. He joined Flatiron after thirteen years at Random House, most recently as Executive Editor. Titles he’s edited include The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht, which was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of The Woman’s Prize, and The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Recent New York Times bestsellers include the historical thriller The Last Days of Night by Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore and the debut literary novel Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont. Other authors he’s worked with include Leigh Bardugo, Benjamin Dreyer, Kelly Link, Elizabeth McCracken, Ben Mezrich, David Mitchell, Hannah Tinti, Sam Wasson and the Beastie Boys.

SARAH BARLEY, Editorial Director, Young Adult. Barley publishes a wide range of award-winning, bestselling books for young adults. Some of her recent titles include the ALA’s Stonewall Book Award winner and We Need Diverse Books’ Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo and the New York Times bestsellers Caraval by Stephanie Garber and The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. Prior to joining Flatiron, Barley was an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books and HarperTeen.

CHRISTINE KOPPRASCH, Executive Editor. Kopprasch is looking for suspense, mystery, and thrillers for Flatiron. Her acquisitions here include the detective mystery The Dry, a New York Times, Indie, and #1 international bestseller chosen as Amazon’s #1 Best Mystery & Thriller of the Year; the psychological suspense Behind Her Eyes, a New York Times, Indie, and #1 international bestseller; the legal thriller The Defense, a Goodreads Best Book of the Month; the literary mystery Tornado Weather, an Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel; and the literary suspense Good Me Bad Me, a NYTBR’s Editor’s Choice. Kopprasch was formerly an editor at Crown, where her acquisitions included Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s New York Times bestseller Bittersweet, Nina George’s New York Times and #1 Indie bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop, and Han Kang’s Man Booker International winning The Vegetarian.

SARAH MURPHY, Senior Editor. Murphy was most recently Editor at HarperCollins, where she published a wide range of nonfiction, including: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein, optioned by J.J. Abrams for a limited TV series starring Jennifer Garner; the New York Times bestseller Genius Foods by Max Lugavere; and Modern Loss by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner. At Flatiron, Murphy is building a list of narrative nonfiction and select fiction, focusing on science, medicine, nature and outdoor adventure, psychology and human behavior, “big idea” books that explore social and cultural trends, feminist voices and issues, and memoir with great heart and soul. Current authors on her list include Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Jill Biden, and Dr. Michael Greger.

CAROLINE BLEEKE, Senior Editor. Bleeke is acquiring literary and upmarket commercial fiction for Flatiron, with an emphasis on underrepresented voices, innovative structure and style, writing with a strong sense of place, and heart. Her list includes Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage (winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize), Anne Youngson’s Meet Me at the Museum (finalist for the Costa First Novel Award), Neel Patel’s If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi (a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and an NPR Best Book of the Year), and Yangsze Choo’s The Night Tiger (a New York Times bestseller and Book of the Month selection)Forthcoming titles include Charlotte McConaghy’s Migrations, IMPAC Dublin Award finalist Angie Cruz’s Dominicana, White Review Short Story Prize winner Julia Armfield’s salt slow, and Gill Hornby’s Miss Austen. Bleeke worked previously at Alfred A. Knopf, and she holds a Master’s degree in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature.

JAMES MELIA, Senior Editor. Melia previously worked at Doubleday before joining Flatiron Books, where he edits and acquires upmarket commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture. Notable books he has edited include The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder (an Entertainment Weekly Summer Must-Read), Chris Nashawaty’s Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, and Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List. In 2018, James published Ron Stallworth’s #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Black Klansman, and in 2019 he will publish viral sensation Gary Janetti’s first book Do You Mind If I Cancel?

JASMINE FAUSTINO, Publishing Manager and Senior Associate Editor. Faustino is acquiring narrative nonfiction, humor, music, pop culture, and science books. She enjoys reading voice-driven memoir and narratives that have a sociological or multicultural angle to them. Her titles at Flatiron Books include Once Upon a Time in Shaolin by Cyrus Bozorgmehr (a Rolling Stone Top Ten Best Music Book of 2017, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and Business + Strategy’s Best Business Book of 2017) and The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) by Anna Pulley. In 2018, Jasmine will publish the Japanese bestseller If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura. Previously, she worked in both the production editorial and editorial   departments at St. Martin’s Press where she specialized in highly-designed and illustrated cookbooks, craft, and design books.

BRYN CLARK, Associate Editor. Bryn is looking for memoir, narrative nonfiction, and business, political, or sports books highly driven by the author’s own story, with a particular interest in strong female or marginalized voices. In a highly contested auction Bryn acquired Ashley Ford’s debut literary memoir detailing the emotionally fraught relationship between Ford and her incarcerated father called Somebody’s Daughter. She worked on journalist and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior’s The View from Flyover Country, a searing commentary on American economic disparity, and acquired Kendzior’s next two books. Most recently, Bryn acquired MacDowell Fellow Michelle Bowdler’s Is Rape a Crime?, an interrogation into our society’s response to cases of sexual assault interwoven with Michelle’s own story of violence and recovery, and Best American Essays contributor Eliese Colette Goldbach’s Rust, a memoir exploring the author’s life as a steelworker in her hometown of Cleveland.

CONOR MINTZER, Assistant Editor. Mintzer is hoping to build a list of narrative nonfiction and literary fiction with a commercial bent. His first book here is the forthcoming novel How It Ends by Saskia Sarginson. Before joining Flatiron, Mintzer was a rotational associate in Macmillan’s audio, sales, and subsidiary rights departments.

LAUREN BITTRICH, Editorial Assistant. Lauren joined Flatiron in 2018. Her first acquisition, an essay collection and narrative tour of the human body by Jonathan Reisman, M.D., is currently set to publish in Winter 2021.

 


Due to the overwhelming number of unsolicited manuscripts, proposals and query letters we receive daily, it is our house policy not to read them. We do not accept responsibility for loss or damage to, or return of, unsolicited manuscripts; unsolicited materials you send to us will be recycled or otherwise discarded. We regret that we cannot read your material. If you would like additional information about publishers and literary agencies that do read unsolicited manuscripts, we recommend that you consult Literary Marketplace, a reference work published annually and available in many public libraries.

Good luck placing your work, and thanks again for thinking of Flatiron Books.

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