MacKenzie Fraser-Bub has publishing in her blood. She grew up around authors, manuscripts and publishing deals as the goddaughter of a former V.P. and Publisher at Random House, Inc. Her first job was as a reader for a major publisher, and she spent summers hanging out at the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now known as the Columbia Publishing Course) with a constant procession of publishing industry professionals. She eventually became an assistant to the director, Lindy Hess.
Most recently MacKenzie was in marketing at Touchstone Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. There she worked closely with the advertising, publicity and sales departments. This experience has allowed her to bring a deep and multi-dimensional expertise to her role as a literary agent. Her intimate understanding of all aspects of publishing has led to a very hands-on approach to her clients’ careers–throughout the various stages of the publishing process.
MacKenzie worked at Trident Media Group after college as an assistant to agents Kimberly Whalen and Scott Miller. This experienced allowed her to see what a difference powerful and successful agents at a dynamic agency like Trident could make in a writer’s life. She left to experience life inside a major publisher’s marketing machine and it was a very eye-opening and extremely valuable part of her publishing education. She is delighted to have returned to Trident as an agent and feels she is now prepared to help guide her clients through all aspects of the publishing process.
She loves a good story well-told and is particularly interested in Women’s Fiction. As a new agent, she is actively building her client list and is discovering new talent, as well as helping established authors increase their readership and build their careers.