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ZeroMan
07-02-2009, 11:05 PM
He has several sales listed on Publisher's Marketplace, as well as on his own site, so no alarms go off. But I always make it a practice to search a prospective agents name here and little came up under his name.

Now he's asked for a proposal. Anyone have any pertinent info?

CaoPaux
07-02-2009, 11:46 PM
Adding link: http://www.launchbooks.com/

nicolesingslave
08-16-2009, 08:42 AM
Their links in:
PM: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/cgi-bin/dealmaker.pl?id=216 ,
David Fugate on P&E: http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/peald.htm ,
his linkedin pate: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-fugate/0/5b4/261,
loads of technical book that Mr. Fugate has sold can be found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=david+fugate&x=11&y=21
Here's their submission criteria: http://www.launchbooks.com/submissions.html

Old Hack
08-17-2009, 12:21 AM
His blog looks gooood. I've linked to it from mine before now (not sure if that's a recommendation or not!).

nconner
08-17-2009, 05:03 PM
David Fugate was my agent when he worked at Waterside Productions. He's completely legit, and I enjoyed working with him. LaunchBooks is an appropriate name for the agency he founded, because he really helped to launch the technical/how-to side of my career.

Nancy (Conner) Holzner

plaidearthworm
12-13-2010, 05:57 AM
I have a problem with his site. Literally. Every time I try to look at LaunchBooks, my anti-virus throws up a warning about the site being infected. Anyone else experiencing this?

regdog
12-13-2010, 06:04 PM
No, and after I went to the site, I ran a virus scan and everything checked out okay.

plaidearthworm
12-13-2010, 10:22 PM
OK, thanks, I'll try it again!

plaidearthworm
12-20-2010, 09:26 AM
Just a follow-up: I queried, received a reply next day from David Fugate. Very nice guy who even went to my website to look over more than mentioned in my query. Although it was ultimately a rejection, he gave me some great advice about blog stats, what numbers draw a publisher's attention, etc. Kind to the nth degree.

penguin girl
03-11-2011, 03:58 AM
Hi, I just queried Launchbooks based on Jeff Herman's book which said David allocates 5% to fiction. Not true anymore. I received a nice note from David saying he's focused solely on non-fiction.

sb2brown
05-25-2011, 01:39 AM
I've been ghostwriting a memoir for an author who queried David on 5/9/11 and got a form rejection on 5/15.

Mayusan
10-06-2011, 10:42 PM
I just wanted to add to the mix here. I sent a query letter to Launchbooks and received this rejection letter back.


Thanks for contacting me about your work. Unfortunately, I don't think it's quite a fit for me as an agent. However, I would encourage you to contact other agents about your work as often it's just a matter of talking to enough people until you find someone who connects with what you're doing.

And of course, I wish you all the best of success with the book going forward.

Best regards,

--David


it was very friendly, it was positive and it came less than 24 hrs after the query letter. It was nice to hear back from someone in a positive way. One rejection I got was simply "Not for me. - Signed, So n So". or no response at all.

So While I'm bummed the book wasn't for him, at least he did it in a way that didn't make me feel like crap. lol

priceless1
10-07-2011, 12:30 AM
David is a very nice guy and wonderful to work with. We're publishing one of his clients, Anne Meyers-Drysdale (http://behlerpublications.com/titles-meyers-drysdale.shtml) - amazing athlete and wife of Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdalke.

CaoPaux
02-02-2013, 06:38 AM
Although website hasn't been updated in a while, is still selling steadily.

P.K. Torrens
03-04-2018, 11:09 PM
Hi team,

This may have been covered before but I couldn't find an answer.

He doesn't have querying specifics on his page. Does anyone know what query package he prefers?

Thanks in advance :-)

eqb
03-04-2018, 11:39 PM
Hi team,

This may have been covered before but I couldn't find an answer.

He doesn't have querying specifics on his page. Does anyone know what query package he prefers?

Thanks in advance :-)


According to his Publishers Marketplace page, he wants just a query letter.

Link: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/launchbooks/

P.K. Torrens
03-04-2018, 11:45 PM
Thanks, eqb :-)


According to his Publishers Marketplace page, he wants just a query letter.

Link: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/launchbooks/