A literary agent and consultant for advice and representation to help you get published

Welcome to the Saddler Literary Agency & Consultancy. I am John Saddler, a publishing professional for more than twenty years. I hope I can help you get what you want out of writing and publishing your work. No matter whether you're aiming for the mainstream book industry or to put your book out in another way, we can represent you as an agent or advise you as a consultant. We can discuss your aims and if appropriate can give you the advice and help you need to get a publishing deal. Or we can advise you on other ways to take your project forward including finding another suitable agent or self-publishing.


Fiction or non-fiction? As an experienced editor, publisher and literary agent, I can read and assess your finished work or work in progress, whether it is fiction or non-fiction. I can assess a finished novel or non-fiction book, but I can also work with you on the basis of a book proposal or even a brief outline of an idea. I will always give you honest feedback and a frank appraisal of the potential of your work.  I will advise you if and how you can progress on the path towards publication.


If the work or idea is likely to be unsuitable for publication by a mainstream publisher, I will tell you why. This alone can save a lot of time and heartache. If the work is able to be shaped and improved to make its chances of success better, I have the experience and editorial skills required to help you. If you are looking to self-publish your work, I can advise you editorially to make it as good and as successful as possible.


Please read on in this website to find all the different ways in which we can help you achieve your goals.