Rick Richter


Rick Richter is a partner at Aevitas Creative Management, one of the nation’s top literary agencies. He will be in conversation with Jack Romanos, SBF Chair Emeritus and former CEO of Simon & Schuster, to discuss book publishing.


Prior to joining Aevitas, Rick spent over a decade on Simon & Schuster’s Executive Committee in the roles of President, Children’s Book Division and President of Sales and Distribution. His current clients range from first time authors to celebrated journalists writing in the subject areas of self-help, music and pop culture, military history and memoir, history, thriller, business, celebrity, sports celebrity and faith. He has deep experience and interest in children’s books, having overseen two of the nation’s top children’s publishers: Simon & Schuster (President and Publisher) and Candlewick Press (CEO). Most recently, Richter has represented (or co-represented) #1 NY Times bestseller Max Einstein by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (on behalf of the Albert Einstein Estate), and NY Times bestsellers Tough As They Come by Travis Mills and Marcus Brotherton, Getting Back to Happy by Marc and Angel Chernoff, and I Am Enough by Grace Beyers.