• AUGUST 17-20, 2023



Andrea Jo DeWerd is a book marketing strategist, consultant, writer, speaker, and the founder of the future of agency LLC, a new book marketing and publishing consulting agency headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. Andrea is also the co-founder of MADonna Writing Retreats, a luxury writing retreat experience in Barcelona.

A 13–year veteran of Big 5 publishing, most recently at HarperCollins, Andrea’s experience ranges from commercial and literary fiction, memoir and narrative non-fiction, to business books, cookbooks, and bestselling lifestyle brands. In her various roles, Andrea has had to honor of leading campaigns for 105+ career New York Times bestsellers, including books by Amy Bloom, Mary Higgins Clark, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Charles Duhigg, Pope Francis, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Trevor Noah, Anna Quindlen, Ruth Reichl, Elizabeth Strout, Lauren Weisberger, Tara Westover, the Whole30, and former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, among many others. 

Andrea previously held positions at HMH Books & Media, Random House, Spiegel & Grau, and Simon & Schuster, and was honored by Publishers Weekly as a 2019 Star Watch finalist. Andrea received her M.S. in Publishing from New York University and B.A. in English from the George Washington University. Andrea's first novel, tentatively titled What We Sacrifice for Magic, is represented by Kate McKean at Morhaim Literary, and she is hard at work on her second. 

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