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Pitching an Agent: Rick Broadhead & Associates Literary Agency

This Canadian author-turned-agent believes you don't have to be in New York to sell books.

- July 12, 2005

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 30
Notable clients: Dr. David Katz, Oprah magazine nutrition columnist and ABC News medical contributor ( The Way to Eat); syndicated columnist Sarah Smiley (Gone Overboard: The Misadventures of a Military Wife); and Terence Denman of the Plain English Campaign.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 5 percent
Fiction v. nonfiction: Broadhead sells mostly nonfiction, but is eager to look at good fiction proposals.

Background: Rick Broadhead was an author well before he became an agent: He has written or co-authored over 30 books, most recently 2004's Dear Valued Customer: You are a LoserDear Valued Customer: You are a Loser<...

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