LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Please send me an email to email@example.com if you would like to inquire or sign up for my Getting Published workshop. I am Sheree Bykofsky, founder and President of Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. Thank you for your interest in my Web site and my agency. Please call me Sheree.
I am a generalist and have eclectic and sometimes eccentric tastes. I represent all areas of non-fiction and commercial and literary fiction. I don’t limit myself to particular genres because I’m always surprised by what appeals to me. If I love it, then I’ll take it on. The only way to know is to try me. If it needs work and I want to represent it, I’ll tell you. If I choose not to agent you, you should know that I’m not judging you or your writing, or even your idea. I am saying that it’s just not right for me. Please also keep in mind that it is my strict policy not to give feedback when I pass on a book. What isn’t right for me may be perfect for another agent.
There are a few areas I particularly like in non-fiction: health, business, prescriptive non-fiction, self-help/psychology, humor, biography and current affairs, women’s interest, cookbooks, spiritual, multicultural, parenting, anything to do with games, movies or music. In fiction, I particularly like commercial fiction with literary appeal and mysteries. I’m always looking for a bestseller in any category.
Some of the genres I generally will not represent include horror, westerns, occult, and fantasy.
If you want to query me, please send an e-query to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and follow the instructions above. We do not accept phone calls or unsolicited manuscripts. I do love to get fan mail or feedback on my books, classes, and poker boot camp. Please send either of these to me at ShereeBee@aol.com (but no attachments, please!).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Author and Speaker
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). Sheree’s newest book is The Kaizen of Poker: How to Continuously Improve Your Hold’Em Game (ECW, 2018). 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. In 2019 Sheree finished first in the Borgata’s Ladies’ Open. 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 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 travel staff writer at beautynewsnyc.com, and a contributor to gallagherstravels.com, offbeattravel.com, goworldtravel.com, honeymoonersreviewguide.com, TravelWorld International Magazine, http://www.sogonow.com/, and MSNBC.com. 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.