Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. shereebee.com

bee_thumbShereebee.com Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc., AAR, represents hundreds of authors in all areas of adult non-fiction as well as literary and commercial fiction. Her non-fiction specialties include popular reference, business, health, psychology, poker, spirituality, self-help, humor, cookbooks, pop culture, biography, women’s issues, decorating & crafts, music, and much more. Among the agency’s non-fiction clients are Howard Kaylan, Taro Gold,  Cy Tymony, Jennifer Basye Sander, Paul Mladjenovic, Mark Ryan, Jane Eldershaw, Bill Walsh, Mike Matusow, Margo Perin, the late Albert Ellis, John Carpenter (first millionaire on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”), Dr. Roberta Temes, Supermodel Roshumba, and Richard Roeper (of Ebert and Roeper). In the area of fiction, Sheree’s clients include Tom Gammarino, Bruce Holbert, Donna Anders and Leslie Rule. (See “Books Represented by Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.)

Sheree is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Publishing at New York University and an Adjunct Professor at Rosemont College, and she teaches at conferences around the country.

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Sheree Bykofsky is the author, co-author and editor of more than thirty books, including the best-selling The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published (Pearson), now in its fifth edition, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles (Pearson), The New York Public Library Desk Reference (Simon & Schuster), three editions of the regional bestseller The Best Places to Kiss in and Around New York City (Beginning, 3rd edition), The Big Book of Life’s Instructions, (Harper), Me: Five Years From Now (Warner,  and then Hyperion), Sexy City Cocktails, (Adams), The Downtown Girl’s Guide to Wine: How to Buy, Serve and Sip with Style and Sophistication (Adams), Put Your House on a Diet (now available as an e-book), Popping the Question: Real-Life Stories of Marriage Proposals From the Romantic to the Bizarre (Walker), The 52 Most Romantic Dates in and Around New York City (Adams), and Put Your House on a Diet (Rodale).  Sheree has written articles for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including The Writer, which featured Sheree’s cover story “The Six Secrets of Getting Published.”

Sheree is also an avid poker player and author, with the late Lou Krieger, of Secrets the Pros Won’t Tell You About Winning Hold’Em Poker (Kensington), The Rules of Poker: The Ultimate Argument Settler (Kensington) and The Portable Poker Pro (Kensington). In December 2005 Sheree placed first out of 164 women who competed in the World Series of Poker Ladies’ Circuit Event at the Showboat in Atlantic City. And Sheree won a seat into the famous World Series of Poker two times.

One of Sheree’s oldest books, 500 Terrific Ideas for Organizing Everything (Simon & Schuster), has hundreds of thousands of copies in print and was  #20 on bn.com after ten years in print. Many of Sheree’s books, including Me: Five Years From Now have been selected by the Literary Guild and other book clubs. She has given walks and talks about travel and publishing at locations and venues such as the Learning Annex, Hyatt Hotel and other conferences, AOL, and Seminar Center. Sheree appeared on a special fundraising edition of “The Brian Lehrer Show” on NPR for an hour, generating nearly 200 pledges. She has appeared on “Good Day New York,” “Eyewitness News,” “News 1,” and on television and radio stations nationwide, and she was a romantic consultant on NBC for a new reality show. Sheree also speaks widely about all areas of publishing at colleges, writer’s conferences, and libraries.

Sheree, a member of ASJA, NATJA, IFWTWA, and Authors’ Guild, is a freelance travel writer whose expertise is in romantic places, spas, luxury travel, food and wine, and skiing. Sheree is a contributor to beautynewsnyc.com, gallagherstravels.com, offbeattravel.com, goworldtravel.com, honeymoonersreviewguide.com, travellady.com, TravelWorld International Magazine, http://www.sogonow.com/, and MSNBC.com (please visit her Travel Corner, now under construction). She was a spa investigator for a Mexican Spa Reservation Service and contributed to a feature article in New York Magazine, highlighting spas and related pampering services.

How to Query Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.

bee_thumbPlease send your queries to submitbee@aol.com or directly to Sheree at shereebee@aol.com.

Please note our new query policy: we only accept e-queries and will only respond to those in which we are interested–usually within one week.

Thank you.

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E-Query Guidelines:

Fiction:  One-page query, one-page synopsis, and first page of manuscript in the body of the e-mail.

Non-fiction: One-page query in the body of the e-mail.

No e-mails that include attachments will be opened unless we have requested the material.

If we would like to see a complete manuscript (fiction) or proposal (non-fiction), we will request it.

Thank you, and best of luck!