Nappaland Literary Agency (NLA) is a boutique author representation company located in Colorado. Publishing industry veteran, Mike Nappa, serves as the Chief Agent for this company.
What We Do at NLA
This agency is a division of Nappaland Communications Inc., a small media company started back in 1995, and is committed to developing authors whose writing meet the following standards:
Here at Nappaland Literary, we are uninterested in writing that is not real. …
Thanks for your interest in Nappaland Literary.
Please be aware that NLA is not a “general interest” agency. We’ve targeted a few, specific book categories to represent. If you send us anything that’s not in these categories, well, that’s like delivering auto parts to a guy who ordered pizza. It just wastes everybody’s time.
To send a query about a proposal, please use the Contact NLA page on this site.
To send a query regarding any of these services, please use our Contact NLA page.
Queries with these requests will largely go unanswered. Thank you for understanding.
“Mike Nappa is an old friend and a very talented writer. I recommend him highly.”
— Scott Derrickson
Director of Marvel Studios Dr. Strange
“Mike Nappa’s Annabel Lee is a fast-paced thriller … From the first chapter on, I found it impossible to put down.”
— Lois Duncan
New York Times bestselling author of I Know What You Did Last Summer
Mike Nappa is the infuriating guy who wrote the annoying publishing manual, 77 Reasons Why Your Book Was Rejected [And How to Be Sure It Won’t Happen Again]. …
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Nappaland Literary Agency began informally in 1995, as a side business of Nappaland Communications Inc. That was when author and editor, Mike Nappa, realized that a few, very talented writers needed an agent in order get access to publishing opportunities. Fast-forward a few decades later, and Nappaland Literary has helped connect dozens of authors with traditional book publishing partners to bring quality work into the marketplace.
Over the years Mike Nappa has deliberately resisted using the success of Nappaland Literary to expand the author roster beyond a manageable size, preferring instead a boutique approach that limits the company to no…
Nappaland Literary has been active in the publishing industry since 1995, and has inked contracts for its authors with many book publishers and imprints, including:
Q: Do I really need an agent to publish books?
A: Our opinion after a few decades in the publishing business? Yes, you need an agent. Sorry about that. You ought to be able to approach any publisher directly with your book ideas and proposals, but that’s just not the way publishing works in the 21st century.
An agent’s primary job is to build relationships with the decision-makers at the different publishing houses. That relationship-building allows him or her to approach a publisher for you, knowing that your work will at least be considered for publication. …
Want to send a note to somebody at Nappaland Literary Agency? There’s good news and bad news:
First, the good news: Yes, you can send us a note. In fact, we’ll likely be happy to hear from you.
And the bad news: Because not everyone is as considerate as you are, we had to disable our general contact email. There was just so … much … spam. And way too many people who were maniacally angry at us for declining to represent their work. So, you know, we finally decided not to subject ourselves to that anymore.
What that means…