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    Jim Donovan Literary

    Does anyone have any info or experience with Jim Donovan and/or his agency?

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    I've never heard of him, but I found nothing bad on P&E and according to Publisher's Marketplace, he has some good sales.
    David H. Burton - http://davidhburton.com


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    A tip for those new to this forum: It helps a lot if you include identifying information (websites, addresses, etc.) when asking about a publisher or agent. That way we can be clear which one you're asking about. Also, before starting a new thread, always check the Index at the top of this page to see if there's already a thread on who you're asking about.
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    I didn't mean to misuse the board. I am familiar with the index and use it often. With this particular agency I didn't have any luck. Is there something I missed?

    I also did an extensive googling, P&E etc. There is no website to refer to that I can find. I was hoping maybe some of the other board frequenters may have had some experience submitting to this particular agency.

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    Heck, I can't even find the PM page David mentions. But P&E's "$" is a good sign, and both Bantam Dell and St. Martins list Donovan for sub rights to current books.
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    I just did a search on his agency and found a number of deals that are listed. Among them:
    Simon & Schuster
    Bantam
    Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's
    as well as some film and foreign rights.
    David H. Burton - http://davidhburton.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by funidream
    I didn't mean to misuse the board. I am familiar with the index and use it often. With this particular agency I didn't have any luck. Is there something I missed?
    No, not at all. That part wasn't directed at you, friend. It's just a reminder to those new to this board.
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    Does he have a website? I was looking for guidelines but I can't find him in AGentQuery
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    Google him, Toni. I didn't see a website, just an address listed at P&E
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    FYI - AgentQuery lists him now: http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=886
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux
    FYI - AgentQuery lists him now: http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=886
    How odd. Our corporate firewall blocks this as a pornography site. I know that it can be obscenely difficult to get an agent, but this is ridiculous.
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    The page is located at theplanet.com and registered through godaddy.com, if that helps any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger J Carlson
    How odd. Our corporate firewall blocks this as a pornography site. I know that it can be obscenely difficult to get an agent, but this is ridiculous.
    Thanks, Roger, for that unexpected comment.

    Now I have to wipe up the coffee I just spit all over my desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funidream
    Does anyone have any info or experience with Jim Donovan and/or his agency?
    I've meet him at writers conferences in Dallas. He's rejected my novels so he must have something approaching common sense and good taste. I've no idea if this info is current or accurate.

    JIM DONOVAN LITERARY
    Jim Donovan
    6343 Richmond Ave., Suite 4
    Dallas, TX 75214

    Established in 1993, the Jim Donovan agency handles 80% non-fiction and 20% fiction. Represents 18 clients.

    Special Interests: Commercial fiction and non-fiction, especially sports, popular culture, health, self-help and business. (old bookseller with a good, honest rep. / P&E)

    Recent Sales: Hogan and Augusta by Curt Sampson; Jackie Chan by Clyde Gentry; Taking Charge of Dyslexia by Kathleen Nosek.

    Tips: No romance, children's, religion, new age, humor. Only interested in writers serious about their careers and professional in every respect.

    Query: Send two or three chapters w/synopsis and SASE.

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    A recent interview at GLA's blog.
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    Anyone ever queried Melissa Schultz?

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    Guess not.

    Here's another interview with Mr. Donovan (Mar '10): http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat...blished_b11303
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