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Pitching an Agent: Nonfiction 'An Easier Sell'

This agency seeks "a writer who can tell a story, no matter the subject area"

By Rachel Kramer Bussel - March 21, 2007

Name: Jim Donovan Literary
Number of agents: Two (Jim Donovan and Melissa Shultz)
Number of clients: Approximately 25
Notable clients: Michael Kauffman (American Brutus); David Clary (Adopted Son); bestselling sports writer Jim Dent (The Junction Boys); Carlton Stowers, winner of two Edgar Awards (Where Dreams Die Hard); Edgar Award-nominated thriller writer Ron Faust (Dead Men Rise Up Never); Stoker Award-nominated horror writer Joe McKinney (Dead City)
Amount of unsolicited material accepted: Less than one percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 25 percent fiction, 75 percent nonfiction

Background: Donovan has done "a little bit of everything in the book industry" over the course ...

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