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Matt Wagner

Agency: Fresh Books Inc.
Placerville, California, United States  

Home page: www.fresh-books.com

I represent new and established authors of non-fiction. I'm actively seeking compelling narrative non-fiction. My other areas of interest include: computers and technology, popular science, natural history, current events, health and fitness, photography and design, business and personal finance, travel, and books of western regional interest. I do not handle fiction, poetry, or children's books.

Prior to founding Fresh Books in 2005, I was an agent with Waterside Productions, where I sold more than 1000 books.

Before joining Waterside in 1989, I worked as a coffee jerk, cab driver, and book clerk and buyer at the famed Boulder Bookstore in Boulder, Colorado.

I hold a B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from U.C. Santa Cruz (1985), and studied playwriting and dramaturgy in the Professional Theatre Training Program at U.C. San Diego.

I also represent some of my clients for corporate writing gigs, white papers, online training and dvds. I try to keep you up to date with client news and links to news of note from the publishing industry at large.

Recently published and/or sold books include

Google Advertising Tools, Harold Davis - O'Reilly

Design to Sell, Roger C. Parker - Microsoft Press

Photographer's Guide to Yosemite and the High Sierra, Harold Davis - Countryman

Casino Gambling for Dummies, Kevin Blackwood - Wiley

Marketing for the Small Business Made Easy, Kevin Epstein - Entrepreneur

The eBay Entrepreneur: The Definitive Guide to Starting Your Own eBay Trading Assistant Business, Christopher Spencer - Kaplan

Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing and Retouching Faces and Bodies, Lee Varis - Sybex

Macs for Dummies, Ed Baig - Wiley

Music Theory for Dummies, Holly Day and Michael Pilhofer - Wiley

How to Do Everything in Second Life, by Richard Mansfield - Osborne

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie, by Alison Rogers - Kaplan

iPhone for Dummies, by Ed Baig - Wiley

Sex in a Tent: A Wild Couple's Guide to Getting Naughty in Nature, Michelle Waitzman - Wilderness Press

Utah: The Complete Ski and Snowboard Guide, Michael Fine - Countryman

The Book of Revelation for Dummies, Rich Wagner and Larry Helyer - Wiley

Practical Artistry: Digital Light and Exposure, Harold Davis - O'Reilly Media

Web 2.0 Marketing, Stephanie Diamond - Sourcebooks

Living Abroad in New Zealand, Michelle Waitzman - Avalon

Email Marketing for Dummies, John Arnold - Wiley

100 Views of the Golden Gate, Harold Davis - Wilderness Press

The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing it All" Gets Nothing Done, Dave Crenshaw - Jossey-Bass

Listed in Jeff Herman's directory of agents: No

Reading fee: No