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Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. Literary Agency PO Box 706 Brigantine, NJ 08203 shereebee@aol.com

Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. shereebee.com

bee_thumbShereebee.com Sheree Bykofsky founded Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. in 1991. A long standing member of the AAR, and the first agent to have a web page, Sheree has represented over a thousand 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, Jack Stahl, CEO of Avon North America, 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, the agency’s clients include Julia MacDonnell, M. Thomas 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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 5E

From Publishers Lunch:

People: Bykofsky Associates Takes Over DSM Agency List

Sheree Bykofsky Associates has taken over the list of DSM Agency, as Doris Michaels “decided to make a transition in her life, which meant finding a new home for her clients.” Colleagues for a long time, they report: “Sheree and Doris realized that they ran their agencies in much the same way and Doris decided to look no further in her search for the perfect home for her list. It has been an extremely smooth transition, and they both feel like this was meant to be.”


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. 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 (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.


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!