For immediate release
Contact: Sara Pokorny
September 13, 2016, Hatfield, MA – Sally Ekus, literary agent and partner at The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC, has been named a 2016 Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree.
The Star Watch program recognizes rising stars in the industry, and was started last year in association with the Frankfurt Book Fair. Forty honorees and five finalists were chosen from the over 300 nominees by a team of judges from Publisher’s Weekly, the American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers, and the Frankfurt Book Fair. One of the five finalists will be named a “superstar,” to be announced at the Sept. 15 party in New York City to celebrate the honorees.
Sally joined The Lisa Ekus Group in 2009 and has since doubled the agency’s author list, brokering over 80 book deals with the country’s top publishers. Sally regularly attends and speaks at publishing conferences and events, including IACP, Chef’s Collaborative, and BEA. In 2013, Sally capitalized on the ever-evolving social media interest of the industry and launched a nationally recognized Twitter campaign to scout new authors. Sally created the company’s À La Carte division last year, which focuses on providing industry professionals, publishers, and talent with one-off solutions for their books, brands, and businesses. A few of her noted clients include Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn, Chad and Derek Sarno of Wicked Healthy Food, and Jennifer McGruther. This past summer, Sally attended the Yale Publishing Course.
“We are so proud of Sally, and elated the industry is taking notice of her contributions to the publishing world,” said Lisa Ekus, Founder of The Lisa Ekus Group. “Sally continuously goes above and beyond for those she works for and with, and we are thrilled by this well-deserved recognition. As her Moss (Mom/Boss) we have the ability to combine our experience and perspective, continuously innovating our 35 year-old-agency.”
For a complete list of Finalists, click here.
For a complete list of Honorees, click here.