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J. Joseph Veltre III

Location: New York, NY
Website: http://veltreco.com


Veltre is the founding partner of The Veltre Company. He began his publishing career at St. Martin's Press as a senior editor overseeing several imprints, including the Minotaur/Dead Letter Mystery program, publishing authors such as Ian Rankin and S.J. Rozan. He then worked as senior editor at HarperCollins, where he edited high quality non-fiction, working with business writers, journalists and academics, including Harvard Professor Dr. Richard S. Tedlow and John Heilemann. He then worked in the film industry, as director of development at Miramax Films. He left Miramax to serve as literary agent and foreign and film rights director for Carlisle & Company (now part of InkWell Management), a literary agency in New York City. There he worked with a wide range of authors including Antonio Damasio and James Gleick, built strong relationships with publishers overseas, film and television producers, studios and agents. Veltre now works with a diverse group of talented authors. He regularly attends national and international book fairs and speaks at conferences on topics vital to both aspiring and experienced authors. Though his list is selective, he is constantly looking for new writers, focusing on a wide range of subjects, including: upmarket non-fiction, literary fiction, thrillers, women's fiction, mysteries, narrative and political non-fiction, academic and historical non-fiction, romance, suspense, business and how-to non-fiction, and young adult books. He works closely with a variety of artists, including: academics, historians, journalists, novelists, filmmakers, sports figures, photographers, doctors, TV personalities, business consultants, and military leaders. Veltre graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in English and attended the graduate English program at the University of Alabama, where he taught literature and writing. He is from Cartersville, Georgia and now lives in New York City.