Literary Agency & Consultancy, LLC.

The Agency

Luciana Villas-Boas and Raymond Moss created VB&M in 2012 with a group of twelve brave author-clients, friends since Editora Record, where she was publisher for 17 years. Currently, VB&M has 50 individual clients in Brazil, Portugal and France, represents 22 international Publishing Houses and Literary Agencies into the Brazilian market and has partnered with 11 co-agents for English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Israeli, Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Turkish and Nordic languages.

Among the major markets, only in Germany we act with no co-agents. From her experience as a Publisher, Luciana brought the taste for dialogue with her authors about their projects, trimming and sharpening book proposals and consulting on a variety of publishing, cinema and theatrical possibilities in Brazil and abroad. We also advise on our authors literary careers aiming to consolidate their names and to widen the visibility of their books and reception by the readers.


Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo – Brasil


Get to know about us:

After 17 years as publisher at Grupo Editorial Record in Rio de Janeiro, having negotiated over 1,500 contracts during this period, Luciana concluded that she could work much more effectively on behalf of her authors and books as a literary agent.

Raymond Moss has been an international corporate and intellectual property lawyer for nearly 30 years and has negotiated agreements on behalf of authors, entrepreneurs and a variety of publishing groups. He is also the founding partner of Moss & Gilmore LLP, a corporate law firm with offices in Atlanta and New York.

Luciana Villas-Boas e Raymond Moss

Partners / Founders

Anna Luiza Cardoso studied Journalism and Law before graduating in Literature from Catholic University-Rio. She joined VB&M as an intern in 2012, was immediately grabbed by the business and is currently a Partner at the agency. A lover of books, languages and trips, she believes that to be an agent is the job that fits her best. Anna runs VB&M Rio de Janeiro office.

Anna Luiza Cardoso


Graduated in International Relations, Miguel Sader soon realized that what interests him most is promoting the international exchange of ideas and culture. With a predilection sometimes for fiction, sometimes for non-fiction, he also enjoys reading poetry. In the world of literary agency, he regrets that the good poetry of new authors does not lend itself to being represented.

Miguel Sader

Literary Agent

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Yasmin Ribeiro graduated in Journalism and has nurtured an intense passion for stories of every kind. She is part of the VB&M team since 2020, solving technological hurdles and assisting in the submission of foreign books to publishers of works in translation, with emphasis on YA and children's literature catalogs.

Yasmin Ribeiro


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Nelson Villas-Boas was born in New York, but started his career with books in Rio. He was on the cover of Editora Best Seller’s edition of Alexandra Horowitz’ Inside the Dog, but his rise came only at VB&M. He contributes to the agency blog and is responsible for security operations.

Nelson Villas-Boas

Blogger and Security Manager


Villas-Boas & Moss represents fiction and non-fiction authors to Brazilian publishers, the international book market and to Film/TV/Theater adaptation.

Publishers and Agencies

We also represent catalogs of international publishers and agencies into Brazil.


As literary agents, our primary goal is to maximize the value of books and the literary professions in the dynamic and ever-changing Brazilian market.


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