Ann Tanenbaum has been in book publishing for over 50 years, working for Viking Press, Random House, ABRAMS, Doubleday International, and Newsweek Books. She’s held executive positions in marketing, editorial, and management. Her career highlights include planning and escorting Norman and Molly Rockwell on the publicity tour for what became the best-selling ABRAMS book, Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator. Ann published the first American book on Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Madame Prime Minister by Allan J. Mayer at Newsweek.
In 1980, Ann established Tanenbaum International Publishing Services (TIPS), an agenting and consulting practice that created alliances between art, illustrated, and reference book publishers worldwide. In 2000, Ann founded with two partners LTD Editions LLC, a visual book agenting and packaging company. In 2010, Ann folded TIPS and LTD Editions into what is now Tanenbaum International Literary Agency. In addition to representing books on the arts and illustrated children’s books, Ann has a commitment to nurturing non-fiction projects on current affairs and humanitarian concerns.
Ann serves on the boards of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Kate Ellsworth joined Tanenbaum International after completing the Columbia Publishing Course and graduating from Kenyon College with a B.A. in English. She previously gained experience as an intern at Foundry Literary + Media, a creative non-fiction editor at Sunset Press, and an Associate at the Kenyon Review.
Kate is looking for narrative and visual non-fiction projects that blend a literary voice with commercial appeal. She is especially interested in books that examine overlooked moments from history or offer well-known stories told from a new point of view, as well as those that explore language, gender, identity, and mental health.