The First Forays offerings
What we do
- Handle fiction and non-fiction in English and it’s translations to other Indian languages
- Career management of budding and published authors
- Handling of copyrights, audio books, film and web series’ right sales
- Brand Image and Social Media management
- Book promotion
- Non-fiction except poetry
- Fiction of all genres except erotica, sci-fi and adult content
This is the place to go
Author of Incognito and Prisoners of Secrets
"The responsiveness, the ease of communication, and of course Lalitha’s humour and wit, bundle up to make First Forays a pleasure to work with. For authors who are looking for a good publishing experience, this is the place to go. Together, we grow!"
Authors should only focus on writing
Author of White Collared Slave
New Delhi, September 2019
"I am an author. My passion for storytelling and imaginative thinking borders obsession, but I was no good at what comes after finishing a manuscript. After I had lost all hope, Lalitha made an almost angelic entry into my life and just owned all the tough part from me like a boss. She not only got me a good publisher really interested in my work, but also the one who shares the same principle as mine; and that is – “authors should only focus on writing”. What is also fascinating about her work is that she doesn’t leave you once the deal is done, but invests time in helping you with marketing, arranging interviews and events, getting reviews, and keeping publisher on toes to make sure they meet their end of the bargain, and encourages you to work on your next masterpiece while she is busy looking for opportunities for your next breakthrough."
You are represented by a professional who cares
Author of The Scout, A Ticket to Syria, Twisted
USA, July 2018
"Lalitha Ravindran not only pitches your manuscripts but she does the Xtra that few literary Agents do – she makes sure that she understands you and that makes her precious. When you have Lalitha you know you are represented by a professional who cares."
I am fortunate to have her representing me
Author of Tiannenmen Ascending
USA, Sept. 2018
"Lalitha immediately recognized the geopolitical resonance of my novel with the current military build-up of the South China Sea, China’s regional aspirations and the simmering vulnerability of the United States. She acted quickly to market my story to top publishers in the Asia Pacific region. Lalitha is an avid, author-focused advocate and I am fortunate to have her representing me."
I was in good hands with Lalitha
I am a first-time author and I felt very reassured that I was in good hands with Lalitha. Her deep experience, proven track record and intellect and understanding of all levels of the industry were the deciding factors for me. Once we started working together I found her to be persistent in pursuing opportunities but with a measure of patience that gave me a lot of confidence. Her connections in the industry, understanding of title marketing were also crucial in securing the deal for me with Penguin. Most important is the trustworthiness and reliability I feel with her. Whether it's legalities or in trashing out the contract with my best interests at heart, I felt supremely comfortable with Lalitha in my corner
What would our lives be without stories? Many are told to us by our grandparents and parents and gradually we learn to read, explore different genres, dream about them, stay up late, talk about them and store them in our memories forever!
However, a friend, philosopher and guide is essential to wade through the road from writing to publishing. That’s where First Forays comes in to hold your hand and realise your dream.
There’s an insatiable quest for new writings and new thoughts. What would the world be without writers and poets and dreamers? Writers and poets would still be on-demand as will readers across the globe. Winners in this space would be those who found the right literary agency partner to provide the support, guidance, network, platform and be there with you ALWAYS.
A winning combination brings out the best of each other. Read more about Lalitha’s mission.
Submit a detailed synopsis, first three chapters or 50 pages and a brief bio of yourself. Email all the three in a Word document with the font size of 13/14 and line spacing of 1.5 to the First Forays Literary Agency