Sandi Gelles-Cole, founder and president of Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises has acquired, edited and collaborated on many best-selling books in hardcover, mass market and trade paperback.
Her editorial agency, Literary Enterprises, was founded in September of 1983. Since then, Ms. Gelles-Cole has worked with authors and their projects such as Christiane Northrup’s Women's Bodies; Women's Wisdom (Bantam Books, 1st Ed.); Governor Ann Richards’ I'm Not Slowing Down (Dutton); Alan Dershowitz’s novel The Advocate’s Devil (Warner Books);Roxanne Pulitzer’s novel Façade (Simon & Schuster); North Of Montana by Law And Order writer April Smith (Knopf);Family Trust (Dutton) by Amanda Brown; The Stork Club (Vision) by Iris Rainer Dart; Grace And Grit (Three Rives Press), Lilly Ledbetter’s story of her trouble working with Goodyear that ultimately led to the first bill President Obama signed into law.
Ms. Gelles-Cole began her publishing career as editorial assistant to the Executive Editor of the David McKay Company. After advancing to the position of Senior Editor, she moved from McKay to Dutton/NAL. Ms. Gelles-Cole left NAL to help found Rawson Associates where she discovered and produced titles that include Games Mother Never Taught You by Betty Lehan Harragan, a classic book for women now 30 years in print and a selection by Amazon for their ENCORE imprint. She then joined Dell Publishing (part of the Random House Group) as Senior Acquisitions Editor for Dell/Delacorte and Dell Trade Paperback where she acquired and edited major properties, including ten of Danielle Steel’s phenomenally successful titles.
GCL-E recently launched a small publishing arm. The first book, Child Of My Child, is an anthology of poetry and essays for grandparents. The book was a Finalist in the Anthology Category of Next Generation Book Awards. It went on to win the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Grandparenting Book. A second book, the novel, The Memoir Of Marilyn Monroe, published both in print and eBook editions in June 2011, continues to sell steadily. New books are in progress.
Sandi has spoken on the subject of authors working with independent editors before such groups as the 92nd St Y of NYC and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She is a charter member of Book Editors Alliance. She has taught classes on aspects of writing at THE ARTS CENTER OF THE CAPITAL REGION. She co-hosts the radio show Ask The Book Doctor on WBCR, a call in show for authors. She hosted the same show on WIOX out of Roxbury, New York.
Sandi has been on panels for the SELFPUBBOOKEXPO conferences and been a judge in First Novel and General Fiction categories for NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS as well as BOOKS FOR BETTER LIVING. She lives alternately between Woodstock, NY, and Ajijic, Mexico.