Danielle Egan-Miller is president of Browne & Miller Literary Associates. Danielle learned the business of book publishing from the agency side as she began her career as the assistant to, later the associate of, legendary literary agent Jane Jordan Browne. She went on to hold editor positions with several different publishing houses, where she acquired adult non-fiction titles with a strong emphasis on business subjects. In 2002, Danielle rejoined Jane as her partner and the agency was renamed Browne & Miller Literary Associates; she became owner and president of the agency in 2003.
As an agent, Danielle has sold hundreds of books, with a heavy emphasis on commercial adult fiction. Her roster includes many New York Times bestselling authors and numerous prize- and award-winning writers. Danielle holds a BA in English from Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course. She is also a member of the Association of Authors Representatives and of The Authors Guild.
Jonathan Merkh has been in the book publishing business for over twenty-five years. His career encompasses roles in marketing, sales, distribution, agenting, and ministry through work at Thomas Nelson Publishers, Guideposts, the William Morris Agency, and Simon & Schuster.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, Jonathan also launched the Nelson Business and Political imprints. During his tenure with Simon & Schuster he oversaw the Howard Books division, growing and publishing over forty New York Times best-sellers, five at the #1 slot. Some of these best sellers include Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership, Brad Paisley’s Diary of A Player, William Paul Young, comedian Tim Conway, Debbie Macomber, and many more. In 2013, Howard Books made unprecedented publishing history by selling over 6 million copies of Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family books.
Jonathan Merkh’s extensive and varied experience gives him a well-rounded and unique perspective on every area of the book publishing industry. He has been interviewed and quoted by national media including The Wall Street Journal, NPR and Variety Magazine. With an eye for the changing industry, Jonathan has turned his attention to Forefront Books, a full service, concierge publishing company. He is the president and publisher of this cutting-edge hybrid between traditional/legacy and independent publishing.