ECPA's Rush To PressMike Salisbury Joins Industry Leading Literary Agency Yates & Yates

ORANGE, Calif., April 15, 2014 – Yates & Yates, a leading literary agency serving as creative counsel for top-tier Christian authors, artists, and creative organizations, announces that Mike Salisbury has joined the firm as Associate Literary Agent.

Mike Salisbury, most recently the marketing director of trade books withDavid C Cook, has led campaigns for New York Times Best Selling authors Francis Chan and Ann Voskamp, among others. Recently, Salisbury launched best-selling author Kyle Idleman’s new book, AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything. Regarded by many as a rising star in the industry, Salisbury brings an extensive marketing background in publishing, working for David C Cook and before that Zondervan. Along with his marketing experience, Salisbury holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in creative writing from Pacific University.

Founding Partner, Sealy Yates, had this to say about Salisbury, “We could not be more excited about adding a person of Mike Salisbury’s experience and quality to the Yates & Yates team.  We believe that Mike brings to our firm a strategic mind and a marketing perspective, developed and honed during his years of working with two quality publishers, that will give our author clients and their publishers a significant advantage in the marketplace for both new and backlist books.  But Mike will also provide us with more margin and creativity in acquiring new author clients and in serving all our current clients.”

“Mike impressed me early in his career and I’ve been watching him ever since, convinced that he had a really bright future in this industry. We are confident that he is going to bring tremendous value to our clients and ourfirm,” added Curtis Yates.

“Working for Yates & Yates has long been a goal of mine because they represent the very best authors and communicators. My past experience working with them has showed again and again that Yates & Yates is a fierce advocate and an excellent creative contributor for their clients – everything I would want in an agent if I were an author. I hope to use my talents and past experiences to contribute to the firm’s future success and storied history,” Salisbury remarked.

Notable clients include Beth Moore, John Maxwell, Chuck Swindoll, John & Stasi Eldredge, David Jeremiah, David Platt, John Ortberg, Dr. Ben Carson, former US Senator Jim DeMint, Cloud & Townsend, Jen Hatmaker, and Lecrae. Yates & Yates’ author clients have sold over 100 million books collectively during their careers.

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About Yates & Yates:

Yates & Yates is a literary agency and law firm that provides the highest level of experience and expertise for Christian creatives.  Established in 1969, Yates & Yates’ holistic approach combines agency representation, expert legal advice, marketing guidance, career coaching, creative counseling, and business management consulting.  Yates & Yates helps clients focus their efforts, hone and sharpen their message, obtain broad distribution, increase their influence, and build lasting and successful careers.