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Pitching an Agent: Vigliano Associates

The agency best known for repping boldfaced names is looking to add a range of fiction, nonfiction, and even graphic titles to its list.

- August 17, 2004

Number of agents: Four
Number of clients: About 125
Notable clients: Ex-New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, Courtney Love and the estate of Kurt Cobain, Bridges of Madison County author Robert James Waller, Oprah's personal trainer Bob Greene, best-selling romance author Kat Martin, best-selling mystery writer Kinky Friedman, celebrity dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, and Left Behind series co-author Jerry Jenkins.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 2 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 40 percent fiction; 60 percent nonfiction.

Background: David Vigliano founded this small downtown agency in 1986 after graduating from Harvard Business School and working for Warner Books. At Warner, Vigliano ...

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