What I do.
Editing/Mentoring and International Rights Consulting.
I provide professional editing advice to independent authors, mentoring on the writing craft and offering insider knowledge about how to successfully get published, be that through a literary agent or self-publishing. I provide editing services to independent publishing houses, too.
I represent independent publishers and boutique literary agencies, selling the rights to their books to international publishers all over the world.
I do what I do well.
I’ve amassed a depth of experience, knowledge and insight over the past seven years, working in the foreign rights team at busy, well-respected London-based literary agencies like David Higham Associates, Janklow & Nesbit (US and UK) and Johnson & Alcock, and, since October 2020, running my own independent literary consultancy.
I’ve developed a real understanding of what makes a book a global bestseller, negotiated masses of contracts for authors, and brokered publishing deals in numerous foreign language markets. Based in the UK, I’ve built an extensive network of contacts across local and international markets, and established relationships with co-agents across the world.
I’ve worked on international best-sellers such as the thrillers, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan, narrative non-fiction hits like Underland by Robert Macfarlane, and literary prize-winners such as Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan, The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh and The Power by Naomi Alderman.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with a host of other internationally best-selling authors, including Rachel Abbott, Rutger Bregman, Bernard Cornwell, Joan Didion, Stephen Fry, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Milly Johnson, Owen Jones, Olivia Laing, Eileen Myles, Carole Matthews and Maggie Nelson. I’ve sold the right to translate these authors’ work to foreign publishers in international markets, including China, Brazil, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Portugal, Russia and Turkey
I’ve provided editing and mentoring expertise to independent authors and worked with primary agents delivering editorial assessments for their clients. I’ve also been a second pair of eyes for work from both new and seasoned authors, giving both a reader perspective and an expert opinion on how well a book will ‘travel’ in international markets.
Along the way, I’ve gained in-depth knowledge of crime fiction/thrillers, women’s fiction, upmarket/literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. These are the areas Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy specialises in.
Why I do what I do.
I set up Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy to champion all good writers and all good books. I know the publishing world can often seem inaccessible and that not all good writers are represented and have their voices heard. I’d like to change that.
At Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy, I act as a gateway to the publishing industry for authors, and a gateway to international markets for indie publishers to break their titles out onto the global stage.
Books are for sharing experiences and ideas. I want to make sure those experiences and ideas reach far and wide. It’s why I do what I do.