Endeavor-owned WME has acquired the Ross Yoon Agency, a Washington, D.C.-primarily based literary firm.
As aspect of the transaction, Ross Yoon’s President Gail Ross and Principal Howard Yoon will join WME as partners. The move bulks up WME’s book enterprise, adding a roster of literary and industrial non-fiction authors, and also provides the agency a presence in Washington.
Amongst the genres repped by Ross Yoon are memoir, biography, history, preferred science, enterprise and psychology. The agency’s consumers, like Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors, enterprise and non-profit leaders, leading physicians and scientists, academics, politicians, and media personalities, will join WME’s roster.
“This acquisition is a all-natural evolution of WME’s extended history of representing ideal-promoting authors and assisting bring their visions to life across platforms,” stated WME Co-Chairmen Christian Muirhead and Richard Weitz in a press release. “We are proud that just after so numerous hugely effective independent years Gail and Howard chose WME as their companion in this subsequent phase of development.”
Jay Mandel, companion and head of WME’s book division, stated Ross Yoon’s principals “set the gold regular of nonfiction representation.” He referred to as the agency “the ideal complement to our book enterprise, with a brilliant client base that will be supercharged by all WME has to present.”
Ross and Yoon described the deal as “a compelling chance to enable our consumers create their careers in books and beyond.”
WME’s book division, which is in its fourth decade, has develop into an vital pillar for the agency. In 2022, it had a lot more than 50 New York Occasions bestsellers and reported closing practically 1,000 publishing offers about the globe.