Ron Eckel is a literary agent at CookeMcDermid and co-owner of Cooke International. A twenty-year veteran of Canadian publishing, Eckel began his career writing for and editing Hockey Times. He worked with Penguin Group Canada, Westwood Creative Artists, and Random House of Canada Limited before joining Cooke International.
Agents are the intermediaries between publishers and writers, and as a result have a privileged perspective on the publishing ecosystem in Canada and abroad. The recently formed Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents (PACLA) exists to advocate on behalf of authors’ best interests concerning domestic and international publishing. Members meet regularly to discuss industry issues […]