We respect your desire to communicate with millions of people —or even billions. We invite your knowledge and your stories. Please follow our guidelines so that we can evaluate your work properly.

The Rudy Agency helps authors both publish and promote their books. That takes time, so we have a small client base. We expect that authors who want to work with us will aim for commercial success as well as editorial excellence.


Founded by Maryann Karinch, the author of 30 books, The Rudy Agency concentrates on non-fiction for adult audiences in the following categories: Health/Medicine, Business, Culture/Values, History, Current Events/Politics, Biography/Memoir, Science/Technology, and Relationships. Please query before sending a complete proposal or manuscript. Send non-fiction queries to Maryann at mak@rudyagency.com or to Hilary Claggett at claggett@rudyagency.com.

We handle a very limited amount of fiction. Please query first with a short author bio and synopsis to mak@rudyagency.com.

We no longer handle children’s books, but will consider books for young adults that have crossover potential into the adult trade category.


“Candid and authentic, Maryann Karinch is a person of impeccable integrity who truly cares for her clients. She provides insight and expertise of the highest value, and is a trusted advisor who always focuses on my best interest. Maryann is absolutely wonderful to work with.”

Edgar Papke, Author, True Alignment and The Elephant in the Boardroom

“I’m eternally grateful to my mentor and agent Maryann Karinch who made this dream of becoming a published author a reality. Had it not been for her, I’d still be stranded in oblivion like those countless individuals hoping, waiting and praying to become published authors. Despite her many commitments, she always advised me, counseled me and even took time to reply to my ridiculous e-mails. Not only did she guide me through the writing of the manuscript and proposal, but continuously encouraged and inspired me. “You can do this, I know you can,” she told me when I was faltering. After that bit of encouragement, I knew I was well on my way and nothing was going to stop me.”

Philip F. DiMeo, Author, Binoculars: Masquerading as a Sighted Person