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DSM Agency 20th Anniversary Announcement

We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of my DSM Agency on November 3rd, 2014, with a big and exciting change. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.
Sheree will be taking over our list of DSM Agency titles, effective immediately.

Thank you all for your business over the past 20+ years. Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. (SBA Agency) is a member of the Association of Author’s Representatives (AAR) and will continue to work with all of you to handle the current — and hopefully future — intellectual properties in the same professional manner that you have experienced with the DSM Agency.

I first met Sheree 20 years ago as I was starting my company and she was kind enough to be my mentor. So now we have come full circle and I’m extremely proud to leave you all in good hands.

Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.
4326 Harbor Beach Blvd.
Brigantine, NJ 08203


Sheree Bykofsky incorporated Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. in 1991 and represents over 1000 authors in all areas of fiction and non-fiction. Sheree is also the author of over 30 books, most notably:

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published, 5th Edition, which is certainly NOT for idiots!

Sheree and I are thrilled to be moving forward in this new direction and are optimistic about the future of publishing.


Agency News

DSM Agency is currently not taking on new projects. After 20 years in business, with 90 clients, about 600 deals made (over 100 domestic, 450 translations, 50 subsidiary rights), and 20 interns, I have decided to concentrate on the business we currently have and take a break from adding new clients.  The industry is changing rapidly and I need time to rethink the literary agency business model.  Our family also continues to mourn the loss of my dear brother and his son: http://adventuremagazine.co.nz/tribute-to-marty-and-denali-schmidt/.

All the best,

In Tribute to Marty & Denali Schmidt

DSM Agency is mourning the tragic loss of world-class climber Marty Schmidt  and his son Denali Schmidt (Doris’s beloved brother and nephew) in an avalanche on the mountain K2. Our hearts go out to their family, friends, and loved ones. We wish them much love and strength during this difficult time.


 Marty Schmidt’s Facebook page

Alaskan Adventures, Marty and Denali Schmidt

There have been and will be a number of memorial gatherings including the one described below on August 11th in Bear Valley and the one in the home town of Doris in California in October and the one later this year in New Zealand.