Interview with Jon Baker - President, Baker Literary Scouting

Interview with Jon Baker - President, Baker Literary Scouting

In this Behind the Scenes interview, Jon provides an inside look at his job as a literary scout, how he got started and why he launched his own company, celebrity book club selection, the way the streaming industry has changed his job, the impact of Netflix on foreign markets, and much more.


In this Behind the Scenes interview, Jon provides an inside look at his job as a literary scout, how he got started and why he launched his own company, celebrity book club selection, the way the streaming industry has changed his job, the impact of Netflix on foreign markets, and much more.

Jon's recommended reads are:

  1. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  2. True Biz by Sara Novic

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Jon Baker

President

Jon Baker runs Baker Literary Scouting, a full-service adult literary scouting company that advises and advocates on behalf of a select list of international publishers and domestic TV/film clients to find appropriate projects to publish in translation or to adapt for a variety of platforms. With over 15 years' experience in markets throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, he reads and recommends books that cover a broad spectrum of material, from fiction to non-fiction, commercial bestsellers to literary prize-winners.