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Movable Type Management

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New York, NY (May 8, 2012) – Movable Type Management, a bi-coastal literary management firm, has hired agent and author Mary Kole as Senior Literary Manager in charge of Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Book properties.

Mary comes to Movable Type from Andrea Brown Literary Agency in Northern California, one of the oldest and most well respected children’s book agencies in the industry. In her three and a half years there, Mary distinguished herself as an inventive and entrepreneurial agent. Among Mary’s books are Author/Illustrator Lindsay Wards’s When Blue Met Egg (Dial), Author/Illustrator Bethanie Murguia’s Zoe Gets Ready (Scholastic)— currently gracing the window displays of Scholastic’s flagship store on Broadway this month—Emily Hainsworth’s YA debut Through to You (Balzer+Bray), Karsten Knight’s Wildefire (S&S), Lisa Albert’s Mercy Lily (Flux), and Dianna Winget’s A Smidgen of Sky (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Beyond building an outstanding client list, Mary served the larger writing community: her popular blog is one of Writer’s Digest Top 100 Websites for Writers with over 50,000 readers per month, and her book Writing Irresistible Kidlit will be published this fall by F+W Media.

Prior to becoming an agent, Mary worked as an editorial assistant at Chronicle Books, completed her MFA at the University of San Francisco, and worked in the startup world, developing apps for Handipoints and Slide, which was eventually acquired by Google.

At Movable Type, Mary will manage her own client list and package original properties. She will join the MTM team of Jason Allen Ashlock, President of Movable Type Management; Adam Chromy, President of Movable Type Media, the Performance division of MTM; and Senior Managers Jamie Brenner and Michele Matrisciani.

“With her sharp eye for creative talent, her passion for the works and writers of the children’s book world, and her familiarity with and excitement about new publishing technology, Mary is the perfect addition to the Movable Type Management team,” said Ashlock. “As MTM continues to provide the highest level of management services, and as we build our list of packaged properties and new digital products, Mary’s expertise and enthusiasm will be invaluable.”

“This is a dream opportunity to combine my focus on well-crafted and commercially appealing children’s books and the forward-thinking and entrepreneurial culture that I’ve found at Movable Type,” said Kole. “Opportunities abound for today’s writers and illustrators, and I can’t wait to learn about them and work with MTM to make them happen.”

From urgent and compelling non-fiction from iconic cultural figures, popular humorists, and award-winning journalists and memoirists, to engrossing, transportive fiction writers working in a variety of categories, Movable Type represents a rich talent community. Leveraging relationships with the very best producers and digital partners, MTM exists to help those talents build their stories and share them—across platforms, devices, territories, and generations.


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