The Agent: Personalities, Politics and Publishing
This fast-paced business autobiography takes the reader through one of the most rapidly moving and far-reaching publishing careers. Arthur Klebanoff offers a rare glimpse into the previously rarefied literary world and the behind the scenes role of an agent. From the White House in the late 1960s to founding RosettaBooks, Klebanoff, in rapid-fire fashion, rips through personal and professional accomplishments and his relationships with famous publishers, authors, politicians, and institutions, including the Vatican, President Richard Nixon, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Sidney Sheldon, Judith Krantz, and Roger Tory Peterson. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Yale University and an editor of the Law Review at Harvard Law School, Klebanoff became a successful and active political consultant and a corporate lawyer. With the help of his partners, Mort Janklow and Jerry Traum, Klebanoff morphed into a literary agent and his initiatives on behalf of clients far surpass the role of a normal literary agent. As one of publishing's most creative and cutting-edge agents and current CEO of the world's leading independent electronic book publisher, Klebanoff offers more than a good read-it's an education for anyone connected with the publishing world or indeed anyone who would succeed as an entrepreneur.