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“Jana draws people in with an unmatched skill set and genius at her craft, but locks in their loyalty with her heart and authenticity.  I’ve never met someone more passionate about what she does and the people she believes in, and I trust her with every area of my career, ministry, and life.  I’ll work with Jana Burson as long as she’ll have me.”  – Christa Black, Author, Speaker, Singer, and Songwriter

Nashville, TN – Publishing industry veteran Jana Burson announces the launch of The Burson Agency, a literary and speakers agency. The Burson Agency offers holistic author and speaker management, manuscript review, author representation, speaker booking and a variety of consulting services.

“I’m excited to merge my previous publishing experience with this new venture for authors and speakers,” said Jana Burson. “I treasure the countless personal relationships I’ve cultivated across the industry spectrum and look forward to this new role.”

Prior to starting The Burson Agency, Burson was previously Acquisitions Editor for the FaithWords and Center Street divisions of Hachette Book Group in Nashville, TN. She acquired New York Times bestselling titles like Indivisible by James Robison and Jay Richards, and Pursued by Jud Wilhite. Jana also spearheaded the initiative to publish the next generation of fresh voices, authors and pastors by acquiring Jonathan Merritt, Christa Black, Touré Roberts and Brad Gray.

Prior to her editorial tenure, Jana was Director of Publicity for FaithWords and Center Street, and Publicist at Thomas Nelson. She worked on a number of media campaigns for high-profile and New York Times bestselling books including The Shack by Wm. Paul Young, The G-Free Diet by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Beyond Belief by Josh Hamilton, The Preacher and the Presidents by Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs, and many others.

With more than a decade of experience in book publishing, Burson is known as a masterful connector who has close relationships with numerous bestselling authors, publishers, decision-makers and influential organizations. For more information, visit or