The Viney Agency

The Viney Agency primarily sells books to publishers, but also provides a full range of services for its clients which includes the selling of film and TV treatments to broadcasters and production companies. We can also organise speaking and promotional engagements.

Many of our authors come to us as debut writers and we are actively committed to talent spotting and developing new careers.  Another distinction is taking on writers who may be in mid-career and bringing them to a new level of attention and income. We are always looking for outstanding writing.

The Viney Agency is one of the UK’s most successful independent agencies, and currently ranked in the top forty of British and American literary agencies according to the ‘Top Dealmakers’ analysis of contracted deals over previous last twelve months in Publisher’s Marketplace, the global register for deals in the publishing business. The agency has represented number one Christmas bestsellers.

The Viney Agency represents over a hundred authors across a wide variety of genres including adult and children's fiction writers, biographers, historians and comedians. This website provides a full list of our published authors. Our clients mostly write in English and are based in several countries, the majority in the United Kingdom.

We sell rights English language rights directly to the United Kingdom, North America and Australasia. Our foreign language sales are handled by the UK’s leading foreign rights team at Intercontinental Literary Agency (ILA).

Unless otherwise stated dramatic rights are usually handled by the London-based Knight Hall Agency or the Hollywood-based Intellectual Property Group, for whose literary side The Viney Agency also acts exclusively in the UK.

The Viney Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents and abides by its code of conduct.