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Anita Diggs
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  • New York, NY
  • United States
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New York City
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
New York, NY, USA
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Publisher, Literary Service Provider
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Whew! It was worse than delivering my first born!
What You Need to Know About Me:
Anita Diggs was born in New York City and raised in Manhattan. After working as an on-air radio announcer for a few months, she joined New American Library (NAL) as secretary to the CEO. There she learned the ins-and-outs of book publishing from acquisition to bookstore placement. When Penguin Books purchased NAL, she left the company and went to work for Ballantine Books as a publicity assistant. After a year, she returned to Penguin Books and worked her way up to Senior Publicist. While working as a publicist, Anita began reading manuscripts and writing evaluations for the editors.

After evaluating 100 manuscripts and writing a book of her own, she made a career change and became a renowned book editor.
She has also worked as a literary agent but today she spends very little time in that area.

Anita has worked as a Senior editor for Random House, Editor for Time Warner Trade Publishing and Senior Editor forThunder’s Mouth Press. She has lectured across the country on the topics of novel writing, book proposal development and how to get a literary agent. The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, C-Span, The New York Daily News have interviewed her. Columbia Journalism Review placed Anita on their “The Shapers” list for the year 2000. The Shapers is a list of prominent New Yorkers who shape the national media agenda. Diggs is the author of 3 novels: A Mighty Love, A Meeting in the Ladies Room and The Other Side of the Game. Email:

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At 2:50pm on March 22, 2011, Will Glenn gave Anita Diggs a gift
At 2:09am on May 28, 2010, George Hebert Jr. said…
Hello there Mrs. Anita Diggs. I am responding to your e-mail. I have written a novel "You Be the Judge." I know it has been a while since I have been on this site but I would love some feedback...You can contact me at or
At 6:59am on February 10, 2010, Jacques Wakefield said…
I am writing a memoir.
At 7:55am on August 17, 2009, ron davis/upfromsumdirt said…
peace and blessings
At 10:25pm on June 21, 2009, Vickie M. Oliver-Lawson said…
Hi Anita:
Do you do reviews of books or just the manuscripts? I just released another collection of poetry called Timeless Influences.
At 9:44am on May 16, 2009, Hardest Working Woman in Credit said…
I look forward to connecting and networking with you. Regina
At 6:02pm on March 12, 2009, callieb said…
Hello Ms. Diggs,

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leaving a wonderful comment.. We love the concept too. I look forward to working with you in some capacity in the future. Let's stay in touch..
At 11:05pm on March 3, 2009, Leroy C. Mckenzie Jr. said…
Hello Ms. Diggs,

Thanks for the comment. I may need your editing services as I have an author that has finished his novel and we are currently looking for an editor. If you have any additional information that you could send to me about your company please do. You may also email me at


Leroy Mckenzie Jr.
JNF Enterprises
"Bringing Visions To Reality"/ Building The 21st Century Company
At 12:30am on February 28, 2009, AfriDigiDiva said…
No, I don't think much will change. Even as of now, racism and bigotry still exist. There are people that can't wrap their minds around the idea that POTUS loves his wife as much as he does. He married her, didn't leave a bunch of babies for the welfare system.

This is pretty much the same thing that came out when the Cosby show started.
At 10:12am on February 26, 2009, Graham Odenyo said…


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