The Creative Culture, Inc. is a boutique literary agency founded in 1998 by Mary Ann Naples and Debra Goldstein and later joined by agents Laura Nolan, Karen Gerwin, and Matthew Elblonk. The agency represents a range of quality non-fiction books, along with a small, select list of fiction titles. We are known for our emphasis on lifestyle books that enhance readers’ overall wellbeing – be it through health, inspiration, entertainment, thought-provoking ideas, life management skills, beauty and fashion, or food.
As agents, our approach is that of a partnership: we work closely with our authors to help shape and polish their ideas and marketing platforms to maximize their books’ potential and grow their careers. The strength of our company is our collaborative efforts; each agent brings to the table strong editorial vision and business development skills, and though each agent represents his or her individual clients, this strong pool of resources is tapped for every client.
The Creative Culture maintains a small, exclusive list of authors so that we can give personalized focus to each and every client. Please see the titles page to get a sense of the books we represent.