McIntosh & Otis Announces Deal to Handle Subsidiary Rights for Rutgers University Press
Famed Literary Agency McIntosh & Otis, Est. 1928, adds Rutgers University Press to Its Roster of University Press Representation
NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2013 – McIntosh & Otis, the second oldest literary agency in the United States which represents some of the most iconic authors in American literary history, announced today that they have finalized a deal with Rutgers University Press to handle all subsidiary rights. The agreement includes – but is not limited to – paperback reprints, audio, eBook, book club, foreign, film, TV and stage rights.
“We are thrilled to be chosen by Rutgers University Press as the agent for their subsidiary rights,” said Elizabeth Winick Rubenstein, President and Managing Agent of McIntosh & Otis. “The Rutgers University Press has truly remarkable literature in its roster, and we feel honored that McIntosh & Otis will play an integral role in the future of these texts.”
The deal marks the third major university press subsidiary representation by the agency, which also currently handles the subsidiary rights for Louisiana University Press and University of Nebraska Press. McIntosh & Otis’s success in this space began in the 1980’s, when the agency was asked to handle the subsidiary rights of Louisiana University Press’s Confederacy of Dunces, which the agency then sold into more than 20 foreign markets and territories and facilitated lucrative paperback reprints, book club and movie deals for.
“Choosing McIntosh & Otis as the agency to handle the Rutgers University Press subsidiary rights was an easy one; not only do they represent an astonishing array of iconic American authors, but the agency has also more than proved its chops in the university press sector through its agreements with the Louisiana University Press and the University of Nebraska Press,” said Marlie Wasserman, Director of Rutgers University Press.
The agency also took over representation of subsidiary rights for the University of Nebraska Press in 2005, and has sold their titles into well over a dozen foreign markets, book clubs and films. Recent sales include Empire Nations and Families, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, to Ecco Press/Harper Collins.
About McIntosh & Otis
Established in 1928, McIntosh & Otis, Inc. is a full-service literary agency located in New York. M&O represents a broad range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, including many bestsellers, literary icons, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. In addition to representing the subsidiary rights for its own clients, M&O also represents the sale of subsidiary rights for Louisiana State University Press, University of Nebraska Press and Rutgers University Press.
About Rutgers University Press
Rutgers University Press was founded 1936 as a nonprofit publisher, in order to advance and disseminate knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. An integral part of one of the leading public research and teaching universities in the United States, the Press reflects and is essential to the University’s missions of research, instruction, and service. The press publishes books in print and electronic format in a broad array of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The press also publishes books of scholarly and popular interest on the state of New Jersey and surrounding region.