WHY CHOOSE FEDD?
We get you a top-of-the market deal
As expert negotiators, we will champion and advocate for you throughout the deal-making process and beyond. After decades in the industry, we know how publishers think and what they’re looking for.
We offer expert editorial and design services
A book proposal is your first impression to publishers. Our team of professional editors and designers work with you to create a book proposal that will impress and intrigue publishers.
We provide strategy beyond the publishing deal
Some agents disappear after the deal is finalized. That’s not how we do things; for us, the signed publishing contract is just the beginning. We’re your partners through the whole process, offering expert strategy and support for proposal writing and content development, marketing strategy, titling and cover design, and more.
We help you build an enterprise
When you become a part of the Fedd Family, we are with you from conception to completion and beyond. We walk alongside you to ensure that each choice is made strategically and with your future as an author and brand in mind.
- Conceptual and editorial direction
- Foreign translation
- Proposal writing and design
- Marketing guidance
- Contract negotiation
- Subsidiary rights management
- Audiobook production
- Film and television rights
TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING PROCESS
Meet The Fedd Agents
I specialize in faith books, political books; athletes’ stories; and inspirational, self-help content
I specialize in athletes, bodybuilders, influencers, celebrities, faith, business, memoirs, and inspirational stories.
FOUNDER & CEO
Esther Fedorkevich is the founder of The Fedd Agency. She launched her career in 1997 as a salesperson for a major book publisher. Within six months, Esther sold a million dollars in products. From there she went to work for Dave Ramsey, a New York Times best-selling author and television host with a nationally syndicated radio program. She worked in the publishing department, selling and marketing Dave’s books and other projects, and fell in love with book publishing. When Esther was pregnant with her first child, her entrepreneurial spirit was charged and decided to venture out on her own, selling books and ideas as a literary agent.
Esther founded The Fedd Agency in 2003 and began investing in authors. Her first client came to her for help when William Morris could not secure a book deal, even after pitching it for two years. With her innovative intervention and her acute business sense and selling skills, Esther got the author a three-book deal within two months. Esther continues to hone her innate marketing and sales talents, coupling that with a passion for selling life-changing books. Esther firmly believes she doesn’t just represent authors, she represents and builds futures.
Using her natural entrepreneurial sensibilities, Esther also negotiates deals for film, television, and other derivative products. Additionally, The Fedd Agency offers agency guided publishing and audio book production services. Esther lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Jimmy, and their two kids, Alexi Jane and Paul Gregory. In her spare time, you can find Esther shooting hoops, swinging a golf club or tennis racket, reading, or cooking gourmet meals for her family and friends.
Her favorite book is How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
Tyler Spring is a part of the agenting team and loves hearing and sharing stories from around the globe. In her role, she connects authors with publishers and brainstorms ways to creatively get authors’ stories out to the world.
Tyler has a background in sales, marketing, and entertainment. A few of her past endeavors include running her own radio show, designing a high end rug line, and working in art sales in New York.
She lives in the South of France and she loves to garden and cook creative cuisine. Her favorite books are The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet. She carries them with her as she explores the world, aiming to visit 30 countries by her 30th birthday.
A 3rd generation Pastor and 12-year veteran of Family Ministry, Mitch has worked with mega-churches around the country in cities like Chicago, Phoenix, and Austin. After organizing a Guinness World Record-breaking event during an Easter service, Mitch developed a love for event planning and went on to start his own company as an event producer. Specializing in creating and executing large-scale events across Texas, the company’s well-known events include the Texas Whiskey Festival, Rock the Red Kettle, which raised close to 5 million dollars for a local non-profit, and Go Wheels Up, an air, car, and music festival in San Marcos.
Mitch received his bachelor’s degree in public relations from Indiana University and a master’s degree in leadership.
Mitch is a sports and outdoors enthusiast with a passion for self-improvement and loves partnering with authors equally passionate in these categories to bring creative, inspirational, and unique stories to The Fedd Agency.
Mitch is currently reading “12 Rules for Life” by Jordan Peterson.