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Pitching an Agent: Bob Mecoy / Creative Book Services

A picture's worth more than a thousand words to this agent with a penchant for graphic novels and popular science

By Rachel Kramer Bussel - July 11, 2006

Number of agents: One, plus one assistant
Number of clients: About 35
Notable clients: Nonfiction military writer Dick Couch, graphic novelists Matt Madden and Jessica Abel for their textbook about making comics, Maryann Mohanraj (Bodies in Motion, The Arrangement), award-winning crime and young adult writer Adrian McKinty, non-fiction graphic novelist Jim Ottaviani and fantasy writer Maria V. Snyder
Amount of unsolicited material accepted: Queries only
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 40 percent fiction/60 percent nonfiction

Background: Mecoy comes to agenting after 20 years as an editor, including stints as VP/executive editor at Crown, VP/senior editor at Simon & Schuster, and VP/editor-...

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