and integrity but with no success. He
suggested that Swetky might fill the bill. Within the next few
years, she was influential in placing several of the author's
80-some books and numerous articles and short stories with
When Herda suggested that Swetky open a
agency in 2002, she finally felt comfortable in hanging out her
shingle, and The Swetky
Agency was born.
The most aggressive state-of-the-art literary agency in
America, The Swetky Agency pioneered the use of e-mail promotion,
e-mail marketing, and targeted e-mail submissions in an era when most
publishers still demanded that business be conducted conventionally.
As a result, the publishing industry today has opened its eyes and
its corporate mind to the way The Swetky Agency does business and
has adopted many of her concepts.
For Faye Swetky, the hard work has paid off.
The Agency is currently in the process of
procuring publishing contracts and film-rights options for its
growing clientele. It has optioned film rights to the D. J. Herda
property, Rings of Fire, to a major Hollywood producer.
One of the agency's clients had a short film produced for
distribution last year. The full-length works of two Swetky Agency clients are currently in production. In
addition, the agency has sold 12 books and optioned 6 screenplays
since 2005 and has numerous additional book and film sales pending--the
true benchmark of an aggressive literary agency.
The Swetky Agency markets its writers' works
to all major publishing houses (Sterling, Random House, Thomas
Dunne, etc.) and major and minor film and television production
companies, both studio and independent.
In addition to running The Swetky Agency, Faye Swetky is
Secretary/Treasurer of the professional media society, the American Society of Authors and Writers (AmSaw),
and is active in promoting quality writing throughout the