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Pitching an Agent: Arthur Klebanoff, Scott Meredith Literary Agency
This longtime agent has a long backlist but an exclusive roster of active clients
By Aileen Gallagher -
December 20, 2005
Number of agents: Two Number of clients: 35 active authors and more than 1,700 titles on the backlist Notable clients: Paul Krugman (columnist, The New York Times) and Sheila Lukins (The New Basics cookbook), and a significant backlist including books by Arthur C. Clarke, Norman Mailer, and Daniel P. Moynihan. Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Very low. Klebanoff's clients almost always come to him via referral. He estimates that he has taken on fewer than 10 clients in the last two to three years.
Fiction v. nonfiction: Klebanoff deals almost exclusively in nonfiction.
Background: Klebanoff's career started in government and politics ...
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