Is it possible to find out the name of an agent who helped to publish* a certain book? Let's say I really enjoy an author's books and am looking for an agent who publishes similar types of works. Is there an easy way to look up him/her? Is a novel's agent located somewhere in the book or on a resource somewhere online (besides the acknowledgements -- when the agent is lucky)?
*You know, there must be a verb I'm unaware of that captures this meaning. "The name of an agent who agented a certain book" just didn't sound right. What exactly do you call what you do in between drinking gin and blogging? (work)
The phrase is "the agent who sold the book". There's a list of who represents whom at Publishers Marketplace. It's a subscription website and worth every penny of the $20/month.
I sincerely hope you are aware of the verb "to sell" if you intend to query anyone you find there.