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A.N. Experience In Books (named for owner Portia Ophelia Cannon’s daughter, Alexis Nicole) was established in January 1998.  As a budding literary agency, A.N. Experience In Books represents some of the most talented and promising authors in the literary world. At no time in our history has there been a greater demand for African American writers. New and previously self published authors are our main focus. "From Self to Top Shelf" is not only our motto, but our goal.  A.N. Experience In Books takes the literary experience to the big and small screen through screenplay ad-aptations of best selling novels.  

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A.N. Experience In Books (named for owner Portia Ophelia Cannon’s daughter, Alexis Nicole) was established in January 1998.  As a budding literary agency, A.N. Experience In Books represents some of the most talented and promising authors in the literary world. At no time in our history has there been a greater demand for African American writers. New and previously self published authors are our main focus. "From Self to Top Shelf" is not only our motto, but our goal.  A.N. Experience In Books takes the literary experience to the big and small screen through screenplay ad-aptations of best selling novels.  

Portia Ophelia Cannon

 Passion turned to profit for Portia in early 2000 when she became publicist for a struggling self-published author. While still working a day job Portia became so proficient at the publicity game she quickly added three new clients within a few short weeks and A.N. Experience, Inc., a public relations firm, began to take form.

After twenty years of computer technology her primary hobby of reading turned into a business of marketing and managing creative artists. A.N. Experience, Inc., which started in January 1998 as a computer consulting company with emphasis on software development, became a very promising public relations firms and agency for the up and coming. 

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Miss. Cannon oversees the representation of some of the most talented authors, speakers and musicians in the industry.In the summer of 2000, SKAN Incorpated purchased A.N. Experience Inc. and Miss Cannon narrowed her scope to literary agent to concentrate on helping all her clients reach their goal of mainstream publishing. Her first client Parry Ebony Satin Brown, a best selling author with Random House has eight works published. She represents multiple best selling authors, teacher, a Ph.D.'s, as well as first time writers. Included in this impressive list is her gifted daughter, a published poet who now has five novel printed by Urban Renaissance. 

As a new player in the entertainment arena herself, Portia believes budding artists deserve top shelf representation with a personal touch. If being a literary agent wasn't keeping her plate full, Portia Ophelia Cannon is producing her first film, "All Around Knockout,"  via her company A P in A Pod production as well as her travel business via An Experience in Travel www.portiacannon.inteletravel.com. With all of this and balancing single parenthood she still finds time to read a book on top of manuscripts weekly.The Akron, Ohio native resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Portia Ophelia Cannon

 Passion turned to profit for Portia in early 2000 when she became publicist for a struggling self-published author. While still working a day job Portia became so proficient at the publicity game she quickly added three new clients within a few short weeks and A.N. Experience, Inc., a public relations firm, began to take form.

After twenty years of computer technology her primary hobby of reading turned into a business of marketing and managing creative artists. A.N. Experience, Inc., which started in January 1998 as a computer consulting company with emphasis on software development, became a very promising public relations firms and agency for the up and coming. 

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Miss. Cannon oversees the representation of some of the most talented authors, speakers and musicians in the industry.In the summer of 2000, SKAN Incorpated purchased A.N. Experience Inc. and Miss Cannon narrowed her scope to literary agent to concentrate on helping all her clients reach their goal of mainstream publishing. Her first client Parry Ebony Satin Brown, a best selling author with Random House has eight works published. She represents multiple best selling authors, teacher, a Ph.D.'s, as well as first time writers. Included in this impressive list is her gifted daughter, a published poet who now has five novel printed by Urban Renaissance. 

As a new player in the entertainment arena herself, Portia believes budding artists deserve top shelf representation with a personal touch. If being a literary agent wasn't keeping her plate full, Portia Ophelia Cannon is producing her first film, "All Around Knockout,"  via her company A P in A Pod production as well as her travel business via An Experience in Travel www.portiacannon.inteletravel.com. With all of this and balancing single parenthood she still finds time to read a book on top of manuscripts weekly.The Akron, Ohio native resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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As a new player in the entertainment arena herself, Portia believes budding artists deserve top shelf representation with a personal touch. If being a literary agent wasn't keeping her plate full, Portia Ophelia Cannon is producing her first film, "All Around Knockout,"  via her company A P in A Pod production as well as her travel business via An Experience in Travelwww.portiacannon.inteletravel.com.
With all of this and balancing single parenthood she still finds time to read a book on top of manuscripts weekly.The Akron, Ohio native resides in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Additional Information

As a new player in the entertainment arena herself, Portia believes budding artists deserve top shelf representation with a personal touch. If being a literary agent wasn't keeping her plate full, Portia Ophelia Cannon is producing her first film, "All Around Knockout,"  via her company A P in A Pod production as well as her travel business via An Experience in Travelwww.portiacannon.inteletravel.com.
With all of this and balancing single parenthood she still finds time to read a book on top of manuscripts weekly.The Akron, Ohio native resides in Atlanta, Georgia.