INDEPENDENT, DEDICATED AND RELIABLE. THAT'S GRAND!

Grand Agency is a leading independent literature and film agency representing authors from Sweden and the other Scandinavian / Nordic countries.

THIS IS GRAND AGENCY

In recent years we have worked with several of the largest international sales successes from this part of the world. Our office is located in Stockholm.

We aim for success by improving every author’s position.  What that means varies between the authors and may change over time. We set individual goals and tailor strategies to achieve it.

Grand Agency has a large international network in the publishing world and other entertainment industries. Many deals are significant and bring success for our authors. The agency also has experience from business in other industries. Thanks to this, we are able to spot trends early.

It’s the texts, the stories, that make us want to go to work and work hard every day. We are highly skilled in text processing, from the large brush strokes to small details.

The employees at the agency hold considerable expertise and knowledge in text evaluation, editorial work, writing, dramaturgy and translation. We are also experienced in PR / marketing and building brands. The authors as well as publishers and producers can gain from all this as the quality of the final manuscript increases and the way to the right audience opens up.

Grand Agency is here for the authors. When they are happy, we are happy. We can develop as individuals and as a company. Therefore, we have built in both energy and curiosity in our culture. We take an active role in the development of the industry, from managing new formats to improving the connections between various stakeholders who meet the text on its way to the audience.

The industry of storytelling is changing, and it’s important for a writer to have a representative who understands and likes this.

ADVICE ON CHOOSING AGENT

To be a featured author at an independent literary and film agency of good reputation is not just a signal that your authorship has high quality. It has far more benefits than that.

It’s about your control … 

  • With an independent literary agent you are assured that your contract conditions are good, both legally and financially. This is as important on the domestic market, the base of your authorship, as on the international market.
  • An independent agency works on commission of the author, unlike the foreign rights departments at a publishing house. This guarantees that your rights can never be locked or sold without you making the decision. With an independent agent you have complete control over your rights on the domestic as well as the foreign market.
  • An independent agent is not part of any publishing or media group and therefore has no owner loyalties with publishing houses in other countries. The recommendations you get from an independent agent are based on an overall picture of the market and your individual interests.
  • An independent agent can find the best publisher for you in various genres. If you plan to write books in different genres you might need a relation with more than one publishing house. An independent agent can guide you and make sure the different releases don’t interfere with each other.

… your money 

  • A good and independent agent has relations with many publishing houses and film companies on different markets. The agent knows the right price in tune with the market for different types of rights, and for the position of your authorship. An independent agent, who can count and negotiate, quickly pays off.
  • With an independent agent you don’t have to deal with boring and time consuming administration. The agent negotiates for you and makes sure your advances and royalties are paid according to contract. The agent knows accounting, tax regulations in different countries and do not hesitate to enforce payment if needed.
  • There is a direct connection between an independent agency’s revenues and its selling skills. When your rights sell well, the agency is doing well. Therefore the independent agency runs a little extra.
  • An independent agency has lower expenses than a publishing house foreign rights department and works solely with matters regarding the authors of the agency. Thus it is cheaper to buy services from an independent agent.

… and your reputation

  • Your agent is the voice that represents you and your authorship in a number of situations. Choose an agent who has ability and credibility to speak for you, your authorship and your image in the best way possible.
  • A good independent agent has a broad network on the domestic market and can help you find new projects to participate in. That may increase your circle of readers and has an impact on how the world regards you.  It could be anthologies, short stories, advertising jobs or other assignments that will have effect on your profile.
  • With the right agent you can discuss not only your texts but also how to develop your authorship. In what areas would you like to develop? What are your goals? Do you need to discuss a new action program, new projects? Even if the dialogue is open, there is absolute confidentiality.
  • What context do you want to be part of? Base your choice of agent on a combination of facts and gut feeling. Choose an agent that offers good conditions and who you feel personal trust for. Finally, ask yourself the most important question of all – would you buy anything from the agent you are about to choose?

Make your choice! 

Yes, Grand Agency is the independent agency described above. Other agencies have different methods, promises and principles. You are very welcome to have a dialogue with us when choosing agent.

GRAND BUSINESS VALUES

We have a few basic guidelines when communicating and doing business with our counterparts. After many years in the business we are proud to say that our relationships, reputation and track record are proofs that we stay true to our values. They are:

  • We protect the best possible business ethics.
  • We show great openness in our information and are distinct when we negotiate a deal without sacrificing vital integrity and privacy.
  • We identify and respect the needs of our counterparts.

INTAKE/SUBMISSIONS

Grand Agency welcomes submissions sent by e-mail to intake@grandagency.se

Send us your manuscript and include a covering letter telling us about yourself and the background to the book/project/script and a brief synopsis.

We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please appreciate that it can take some time as we must give priority to the authors we already represent. We try to respond within six to eight weeks of receipt of your material.

Kindly note that we do not accept any submissions by post and that we only consider submissions written in one of the Scandinavian languages. We do not consider submissions in English.

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