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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…

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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.

What We Represent (in alphabetical order):

  • Family/ Parenting
  • Historical Nonfiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Pop Culture
  • Religious Inspiration
  • Suspense Fiction
  • Women’s Nonfiction
  • Young Adult (fiction and nonfiction)

What we Definitely Do NOT Represent (so please don’t send them to us)

  • Children’s books
  • Memoirs
  • Graphic novels
  • Romance
  • Anything about cats.

To send a query about a proposal, please use the Contact NLA page on this site.

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Nappaland Literary Agency is pleased to offer the following services:

  • Author representation
  • Classroom instruction on writing topics and the business of publishing.
  • Contract editorial (for publishers only)
  • Manuscript critique (for publishers or literary agencies only)
  • Creative consultation (for publishers or literary agencies only)
  • Book contract advisement (for authors or publishers)
  • Works-for-Hire manuscripts (for publishers or packagers only)

To send a query regarding any of these services, please use our Contact NLA page.

NLA does NOT offer the following services:

  • Book doctoring
  • Business or legal advice
  • Editorial contacts
  • Ghostwriting
  • “How-to” advice
  • Manuscript critiques
  • Mentoring
  • Referrals.

Queries with these requests will largely go unanswered. Thank you for understanding.

Mike Nappa | Nappaland Literary Agency
Mike Nappa | Nappaland Literary Agency

“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.” …

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Dear Publicist / Press Agent,

Thanks for your interest in Nappaland Literary agency and our awesome group of authors.

  • If you’re looking for an expert to discuss writing and/or publishing for your audience, we can help. …
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Nappaland Literary Agency

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. …

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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:

  • Aspire
  • Augsburg Books
  • B&H Publishing Group
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Barbour Publishing
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Chariot/Victor
  • David C. Cook
  • Fleming H. Revell
  • Frontline
  • Good Book Co., The
  • Group Publishing
  • HarperCollins
  • Hendrickson-Rose
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Howard Books
  • InterVarsity Press
  • NavPress
  • Promise Press
  • Random House
  • RiverOak Publishing
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Sourcebooks
  • Standard Publishing
  • Strang Book Group
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • WaterBrook Press
  • Zondervan
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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. …

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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…

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