testimonials

  • I've had the pleasure of working with Joe Perry for the last 2 and a half years, and it has been nothing but wonderful. He's attentive, easy to speak with, quick to respond, and goes to bat for me. I've gone into 4 book contracts in less than 2 years and it is all because of him! If you have the opportunity to work with Joe, don't hesitate. You won't regret it! – Ashley Craft, author of the WSJ Bestseller and USA TODAY Bestseller The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, The Unofficial Disney Parks Drinks Recipe Book, The Unofficial Disney Parks EPCOT Cookbook, and The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook

  • Joseph Perry is everything I hoped for in my literary agent. I've heard too many horror stories about agents who help you secure a book deal then disappear for six months. Not Joseph. He's enthusiastic, communicates frequently, pursues every opportunity possible to help your book succeed, goes to bat for you, and is a great listener and friend. His support has meant the world to me and made my book publishing journey a lot less lonely and a lot more collaborative – Dan Good, author Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession that Changed Baseball Forever

  • I have known Mr. Perry for almost two years. I first came into contact with him when he was introduced to me by the brilliant young author and arts administrator, Jackson Cooper, who had worked with Joe before and greatly admired him. It was Jackson who urged me to write my memoirs. He and I put together a book proposal and I wrote two sample chapters. Joe was extremely helpful in offering sound advice on its structure and content. After that, Joe started to shop around what we had. This was at the height of the pandemic when many publishers had basically shut down, which of course made Joe’s task doubly difficult. Nonetheless, he kept encouraging me that the book was a worthy one and marketable. During this phase of the process, he had excellent intuition about which publisher would be the best fit for me and my memoirs. I’m happy to say that the result was that my memoir will be published in the spring of 2023! Mr. Perry is an exceptional person and is very serious about what he does. He is devoted and disciplined in his goal to nurture and encourage talent wherever he sees it. In addition, he is blessed with an engaging personality and it was always a pleasure to work with him – Maestro William Curry, author of Maestro

 

  • Joe Perry provides us with giant amounts of both guidance and support. He is analytical when we need him to be; the rest of the time, he’s enthusiastic. Always quick to respond to calls, texts, and emails, Joe provided back-and-forths on our sample chapters that helped us see how we could make our entire book better – Anthony Ianni and Robert Keast, authors of Centered

  • Working with Joe has been the best decision! He is a talented negotiator and has provided me with invaluable feedback on my book proposal and manuscript. But above all, he truly cares about his clients. If you have the opportunity I highly recommend working with Perry Literary – Jamie Gehring, author of Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber

  • Working with Joe Perry as my agent has been an incredibly positive journey. Joe takes a deep, personal interest in his clients as well as in their work. He is a tireless professional in every sense--reaching out to his many contacts, providing detailed feedback to clients, and offering concise, specific recommendations as needed.  Joe is always accessible and exhibits how professionalism can be intertwined with friendship in every respect. If you have the opportunity to work with Perry Literary, Inc., grab it! – Chuck Cascio, editor of Never Ask Why: Football Players’ Fight for Freedom in the NFL

  • Joe has helped me secure two book contracts in the last two years! He is passionate about creative and always collaborative and positive – Tara Lawall author of Too Many Milks and This Little Piggy Went to Market in the City

  • I am relatively new to the publishing world and feel fortunate to be represented by Joe. He has guided me through every step of the publishing process and has helped me to secure deals for four book projects – Bryan Paiment, author of Sports Bar, Oscars Bar, and The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails

  • In working with literary agents, you want somebody in your corner who cares not only about the work itself but the person behind it. I can't say enough about how great Joe has been helping me navigate through the publishing world and putting me in a position to succeed. He's a pro's pro, and I wouldn't want to work with anybody else - Chuck Mindenhall, author of Ben Askren’s Funky

  • Joe is the guy you want in your corner. At every step of the book proposal and pitching process, he’s been a champion for my work. He’s responsive, attentive to detail, a strong negotiator, and makes his clients a priority – taking an interest in the work and the person behind it. I can’t recommend him strongly enough – Dr. Madeleine Orr, author of Heat Check: How Climate Change is Changing Sports

 

  • Joseph Perry is friendly, professional, energetic, and he makes sure that nothing falls through the cracks (all while keeping you informed). He got me and my husband our first book deal, and it was a better deal than we’d even hoped for! If you’re looking for an agent, Joe is an awesome person to work with – Sabrina Ricci and Garret Kruger, author of I Know Dino

 

  • Joe was a fantastic resource – I don’t think I would have gotten my book published without him. And, he’s helping me publicize it now that it’s in print - what more can an author ask for? – Dr. Beth Bennett, author of Defy Aging