John Maas

Sun May 31, 2020

Executive Director of Editorial Development & Strategy John Maas represents serious nonfiction authors who are experts in their fields. His clients range from esteemed researchers doing groundbreaking work at the forefront of medicine and science; to business leaders and entrepreneurs with devoted tribes; to journalists whose writing drives vital conversations about our lives. This group of authors includes Dale Bredesen, MD (NYT bestseller); Ryder Carroll (NYT bestseller); Hal Elrod (international bestseller); Gemma Hartley (whose viral articles have been read by millions); Leroy Hood, MD, PhD (National Medal of Science honoree); Vishen Lakhiani (NYT bestseller); Pedram Shojai (NYT bestseller); David Sinclair, PhD (Harvard professor and Time 100 honoree); Izabella Wentz, PharmD (#1 NYT bestseller); and many others. John prides himself on working closely with clients to turn the major themes and concepts of their life’s work into book ideas that will resonate with publishers and readers alike. John is currently signing clients in the categories of health, personal development, self-help, science, business, food, inspiration, history, biography, and memoir. He also represents a select list of fiction clients. Originally from Wisconsin, John holds a BA in creative writing from Stanford University. He came up in trade publishing doing business books at Wiley, where he worked with CEO-level authors. Previously, he was an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic. He lives with his husband in Brooklyn.

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