THE DOE COOVER AGENCY was founded in 1986 by Doe Coover, previously an editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons and editor-in-chief of Addison-Wesley’s trade division. Early successes included Eyes on the Prize, the companion volume to Henry Hampton’s award-winning documentary series, and stock market legend Peter Lynch’s One Up on Wall Street. Other early projects included cookbooks, science titles, and biographies. COLLEEN MOHYDE joined the agency in 1992 and the list expanded to include fiction, gardening, current affairs, and humor.
We are a small agency dedicated to working closely with a selective list of clients to produce works of distinction. Our goal is to foster the long-term value of an author’s work by contributing to every phase of the publishing process. We work collaboratively with authors to develop their ideas and edit their proposals or manuscripts in order to attract the best publishing partner—with the best possible terms. We have books with all major trade and academic publishers. After a book’s publication we continue to participate in the process by offering hands-on advice for the book’s marketing, working closely with agents abroad and in Hollywood to extend the life of the book through licensing ancillary rights.
DOE COOVER maintains a list of primarily non-fiction titles, with a concentration in cookbooks, business books, and books about health and social issues. She values a strong narrative voice in all projects, and works closely with her clients to develop compelling proposals. Most of her clients are well known for their professional expertise in fields ranging from consulting and investing to medicine and restaurants. She has represented books that have been New York Times bestsellers, BookSense award-winners, and recipients of every major award from both the James Beard Association and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Her interests also include popular reference, science, family psychology, and history.
COLLEEN MOHYDE established an affiliation with the Agency in 1992 after a decade as an editor at Little, Brown & Company. She represents an eclectic and wide-ranging list of authors, including Pulitzer Prize winners, PEN Award recipients, and New York Times bestsellers. She is first and foremost interested in gifted storytelling, whether in literary fiction or narrative non-fiction, and is also interested in biography, business, psychology, health, sports, music, history, and politics.
FRANCES KENNEDY manages a myriad of projects within the Agency and maintains our relationships with our foreign sub-agents. Plus she has the best-known brogue outside of County Clare.