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Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 50
Notable clients: Harriette Cole, author of best-selling African American wedding book Jumping the Broom; the late Donald Woods, who chronicled South African dissident Steven Biko's story; and Indian cookbook writer Smita Chandra
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 5 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: Adult nonfiction only
Background: Madeleine Morel followed the pulse of publishing from England to New York City in 1977 to work with a (now-defunct) publisher of all things pop culture. After deciding she no longer wanted to work for a boss, she went anti-corporate in 1982, founding ...