We are a Literary Management Agency based in London, founded by three friends, Jason Bartholomew, Jessica Killingley and James Spackman.

We all have a wide range of interests in the book industry. After two decades each of working in some of the biggest and best publishing houses in the US & UK, we now have a portfolio of different book-related businesses. Managing PR companies, consulting with entrepreneurs on book projects and commissioning cycling books, to name but a few.

bks is a purposely small agency. We have a global reach with decades of experience selling to domestic and foreign markets. From our collective experience we understand the publishing industry from every possible angle. Maintaining a small agency allows us to dedicate more time to look after our authors’ literary interests as well as film, television, and other media. 

The Agency was born out of a collective desire to carry on doing what we all love best; developing the careers of authors and helping their work achieve its full potential.