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Thread: Alexander Hoyt Associates (Alex Hoyt)

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Alexander Hoyt Associates (Alex Hoyt)

    Does anyone know anything about Alex Hoyt or Alexander Hoyt Associates? I cannot find anything on him, but here's his track record on PM:

    11 September, 2001
    THE CORNELL ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HEALTH, a substantial 1,280-page health and medical reference for home and family use, with more than 3,600 entries, created by The Reference Works in conjunction with all 38 department heads at the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, to Mike Ward at LifeLine Press, in a significant deal, for publication in January 2002, by Alex Hoyt.

    2 June, 2005
    Film rights to BACK IN ACTION: The Captain David Rozelle story, about his recovery after losing his right foot in combat Iraq -- strong enough to compete in triathlons with a prosthetic foot, and recently returned to Iraq to lead his mean again, to producers Braunstein/Jaffe and A&E for a dramatic movie, on behalf of Alexander Hoyt Associates and Regnery Publishing, by Hotchkiss and Associates.

    19 December, 2005
    Non-fiction: Biography
    Walter R. Borneman's DARK HORSE, BRIGHT LAND: James K. Polk and the Conquest of the American West, the story of how Polk unabashedly proclaimed a policy of continental expansion, welcomed Texas into the Union, bluffed the British out of the better half of Oregon, and went to war with Mexico to grab California and the Southwest, to Will Murphy at Random House, by Alex Hoyt at Alexander Hoyt Associates

    15 August, 2006
    Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
    Historian and Rabbi Richard Dalin and scholar and journalist John Rothmann's biography of Hajj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the political and religious leader of the Palestinian Arabs during the years leading up to and through the Second World War, who orchestrated anti-Jewish activities in the 1920s; relocated to Berlin during World War II, and later fled to Egypt, where he became the inspiration for a new generation of Muslim extremists, to Will Murphy at Random House, by Alex Hoyt at Alexander Hoyt Associates

    25 September, 2007
    Non-fiction: Biography
    Younger brother of William F. Buckley, Jr., Reid Buckley's THE BUCKLEYS, a look at the iconic American conservative family, to Anthony Ziccardi for Threshold Editions, by Alex Hoyt of Alexander Hoyt Associates.

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    Procrastination is its own reward K1P1's Avatar
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    I couldn't find anything on him at Editors and Preditors, Writer Beware, or the AAR web site. If you Google him, more titles come up from the pages, and World Ahead Publishing has a press release saying Alexander Hoyt is their new domestic rights agent - The press release isn't dated.

    ETA: My next step would be to look at the publishers he's sold to (Do they accept unagented submissions? Do they pay advances? Are their books in bookstores?) and contact some of the authors he's represented recently to see what their experience has been, how long he's been their agent, etc.
    Last edited by K1P1; 02-08-2008 at 04:24 PM.

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    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
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    After nearly five years, I figure a note's due that he's still active and selling to Viking and the like.

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