Peter Rubie – Founding Partner

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Peter is a British expatriate, former BBC Radio and Fleet Street journalist, who was a member of the New York University publishing faculty for ten years, teaching the only university-level course in the country on how to become a literary agent. For several years he was the director of the book publishing section of the NYU Summer Publishing Institute. In addition to his role as Founding Partner of LSB, he is CEO of FinePrint Literary Management, where as a literary agent he represents a broad range of high-quality fiction and non-fiction.

Prior to becoming an agent, Peter was an in-house editor for Walker & Company, for nearly six years, whose authors won prizes and critical acclaim. He has also worked independently as a book doctor for Random House, Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, and other mainstream publishing companies. Back “in the day,” he was the editor-in-chief of a Manhattan local newspaper, and was once a regular reviewer for the international trade magazine Publishers Weekly. He is also a published author of both fiction and non-fiction. A member of the Association of Authors Representatives, he regularly lectures and writes on publishing and the craft of writing.

For Lincoln Square Books, Peter specializes in narrative non-fiction, such as memoirs and biographies, and books on business, history, popular science and technology, parenting, music, food, health, and self-help, literary fiction, genre fiction, and middle grade and young adult fiction.

What many people do not know about Peter is that he is an active semi-professional jazz musician. On any given week, he can be heard playing guitar around jazz venues in New York City—and occasionally in London.

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Peter’s Books

The Elements of Narrative Nonfiction: How to Write and Sell the Novel of True Events
(Quill Driver Books, 2009)


The Only Basic Guitar Instruction You’ll Ever Need
(Adams Media Corporation, 2006) Jack Wilkins and Peter Rubie


Essential Guitar
(Adams Media Corporation, 2006) Jack Wilkins and Peter Rubie


Telling the Story: How to Writer and Sell Narrative Nonfiction
(Harper Paperbacks, 2003)


Writer’s Market FAQs: Fast Answers about Getting Published and the Business of Writing
(Writer’s Digest Books, 2002)


The Everything Shakespeare Book
(Adams Media Corporation, 2002)


The Everything Get Published Book
(Adams Media Corporation, 2000)


How to Tell a Story: The Secrets of Writing Captivating Tales
(Writer’s Digest Books, 1998)


The Everything Guitar Book
(Adams Media Corporation, 1997)


The Elements of Storytelling: How to Write Compelling Fiction
(John Wiley & Sons, 1995)


Hispanics in Hollywood
(Garland, 1994; Lone Eagle, 2000; Random House Espanol, 2002)


(Longmeadow Press, 1991; iBooks, 2004)


(Lynx, 1988) Peter Rubie and James Cohen