Jeff Herman founded The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, LLC, in 1987 while still in his twenties. The agency has sold many hundreds of titles to publishers, and is one of the most dynamic and innovative agencies in the business.
Herman’s agency has a strong presence in general adult nonfiction, including business, general reference, commercial self-help, technology, recovery/healing, and spiritual subjects.
Herman’s own publications include Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents (more than 350,000 copies sold), and Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 Proposals That Sold and Why! His books are considered to be among the best tools available to writers. He’s also the co-founder of his own indie house, Three Dog Press (3dp).
Herman speaks throughout the country about all aspects of how to get published and be a successful author. He’s been written about in dozens of books and publications, including Success, Entrepreneur, Publisher’s Weekly, Forbes, Associated Press, and The New Yorker. He’s also been on many television and radio shows.
Previously, Herman worked for a New York public relations firm where he designed and managed national consumer marketing campaigns for Nabisco Brands and AT&T. Prior to that he was a publicist at Schocken Books, now a Random House imprint, where he promoted the bestseller: When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
Herman graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was captain of the school’s award winning debate team and a leader in student government.