Bill Gladstone | 05/03/18 | Agent

Bill Gladstone founded Waterside Productions, Inc. in 1982 and has personally placed more than 5000 titles with dozens of publishers. He has represented stars of the technical world ranging from Peter Norton to Linus Torvalds and was responsible for selling the first “For Dummies” book, Dos for Dummies by Dan Gookin, which led to the phenomenal series which now has sold over 200 million copies.

Currently Mr. Gladstone personally represents individual authors such as spiritual teachers Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Barbara DeAngelis, and Neale Donald Walsch, radio talk show host Thom Hartmann, international peace advocate Dr. Ervin Laszlo, philanthropist Shari Arison, New York Times bestselling author Victor Villasenor, environmental activists Michael Tobias, Paul Ehrlich, Hunter Lovins, and many other outstanding authors and professionals dedicated to creating books which inspire and improve the world. Mr. Gladstone is also the author of DR. AND MASTER SHA: MIRACLE SOUL HEALER, the best-selling novels THE TWELVEand THE POWER OF TWELVE, co-author with Jack Canfield of THE GOLDEN MOTORCYCLE GANGas well as producer of the film TAPPING THE SOURCE and co-author of the book TAPPING THE SOURCE (released in paperback as THE COMPLETE MASTER KEY SYSTEM). Mr. Gladstone is the host for the public television series Inside Wellness and also the series Soul Healing Miracles with Dr. and Master Sha.

Margot Maley Hutchison | 05/03/18 | Agent

Margot Maley Hutchison has been a senior literary agent with Waterside Productions, Inc. since 1992. She has represented more than 1,200 books and generated over 15 million dollars in revenue for her authors. She represents quality nonfiction on the following topics: computer, health, psychology, parenting, fitness, pop-culture, and business. She prides herself on working with authors and editors throughout the life of each book, from developing and editing excellent proposals, to helping with marketing and author platform.

Throughout her career at Waterside, Margot has worn many hats in addition to the agent hat. She was a key organizer of the Waterside Publishing Conference, the leading technical publishing conference in the industry. As the head of the Waterside Foreign Rights department until 2002, she generated hundreds of licensing deals and was the sole foreign representative for Novell Press.

For the past ten years Margot has concentrated on supplementing authors’ print work with web opportunities. She has created entirely new sales channels for all Waterside authors in online instruction, corporate website assignments, training and creating downloadable apps. She is especially excited about being involved in new opportunities currently evolving in the tablet market.

Carole Jelen | 05/06/18 | agents

VP/Literary Agent, San Francisco, carole@jelenpub.com. Book and online training agent for technology and business. Premier publishing agent for over two decades, author of the top-selling book for authors, Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules. Carole secures 100+ publishing contracts per year, represents millions in author/client revenues and books sold. As former publishing executive and editor, Carole is designated as a “Career Builder” Literary Agent…

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Kimberly Brabec | 05/03/18 | Agent

Kimberly Brabec has been with Waterside Productions since April, 2000. In her early years at Waterside, she agented a range of nonfiction and fiction, including $30 MUSIC SCHOOL by Michael Dean, THE TURBULENT TWENTIES SURVIVAL GUIDE by Marcos Salazar, and OYSTER BLUES by Michael McClelland. After domestic agenting for several years, Kimberly shifted gears and joined Waterside’s foreign rights team.

Kimberly managed Waterside’s foreign rights business for technical books for several years until recently taking over as director for both technical and trade titles.   Her reach extends to much of the world, including a great deal of activity in countries such as Brazil, China, The Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, The Ukraine and others.

Kimberly lives in Temecula, California with her husband, 2 daughters, 3 cats and guinea pig. She can be reached at rights@waterside.com.

David Nelson | 05/03/18 | Agent

David C. Nelson is a seasoned publishing professional. He has had an extensive and diverse career in publishing, spanning over thirty years, with experience in sales and marketing, as well as hands on involvement in the acquisition of a wide range of a book projects. He has held senior executive positions at the Penguin Group, and Harcourt, Inc., and was formerly Vice-President and Publisher of Beaufort Books. Most recently he held the position of Executive Editor at Sterling Publishing Company owned by Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller. At Sterling, he was responsible for the acquisition of Body/Mind/Spirit titles for his own imprint, Sterling Ethos. He served on the Association of American Publishers Trade Executive committee for six years. David also works as a consultant to independent publishers advising them on list building, as well as editorial and sales / marketing strategy.

David has worked with many celebrated and award winning authors including three Nobel Laureates. Among the authors he has worked with are Stephen King, Garrison Keillor, Terry McMillan, Umberto Eco, Jose Saramago, Kelsey Grammer, Ken Kesey, Don DeLillo, Joyce Carol Oates, Nadine Gordimer, Pete Seeger, Robert Mondavi, William F. Buckley, Wallace Stegner, Dave Ramsey, Clive Cussler, Tim O’Brien, Mary Karr, T.C. Boyle, Claire Messud, Ann Patchett, William Kennedy, Anna Quindlen, Roger Clemens, Bob Gibson, Bill Maher, Paul Auster, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gangaji, Ed & Deb Shapiro, John Mortimer and others.

Jill Kramer | 05/03/18 | Agent

Jill Kramer was the Editorial Director at Hay House, Inc., for almost 18 years; and worked with numerous New York Times best-selling authors including Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, Ben Stein, Carnie Wilson, Doreen Virtue, Cheryl Richardson, and many more. She is currently available for representation of all types of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, with the exception of sci-fi/fantasy.

She also represents nonfiction books in the areas of: mind-body-spirit, self-help, celebrity memoirs, relationships, sociology, finance, psychology, health and fitness, diet/nutrition/cooking, inspiration, business/politics/history, family/parenting issues, and more.

Johanna Maaghul | 05/03/18 | Agent

With a two decade career as a technologist and business analyst, Johanna continues to dedicate her time to her real childhood passion of reading and (now later in life) midwifing into the world non-fiction books. Her deep ability to recognize value in new concepts and quickly sift out meaning in today’s vastly growing sea of non-fiction are skills she has refined through her many years of reading, writing and coaching successful writers and artists. With deep industry experience in online marketing, web content development and digital publishing, Johanna combines her career expertise to help promote authors as well as assist them in navigating the rapidly changing worlds of traditional and digital publishing. While Johanna’s primary focus is on non-fiction, she has been known to take on works of fiction when she can’t put them down.

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