Saturday, June 18, 2011 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Luau Garden Chinese Buffet at 1890 Arden Way in Sacramento. DETAILS
Matt Wagner is a literary agent who specializes in nonfiction books, often the “for Dummies” series. After working as an agent for Waterside Productions, where he sold in excess of 1,000 books to more than 30 publishers, he started his own agency, Fresh Books.
In the past six months, he has seen more than a dozen books published. They include: The Glycemic Index Diet Cookbook for Dummies, Investing Online for Dummies, Prezi for Dummies, Droid X for Dummies and Droid2 for Dummies. Matt enjoys working with fun nonfiction and reference. “I work personally with my clients toward their long-term goals. I also represent clients for corporate writing gigs, white papers, online training gigs and DVDs,” he said. “I try to keep up to date with client news and links to news of note from thepublishing industry at large. For regular updates, or to see what catches my eye,you can visit the Fresh Books Blog, or follow me on Twitter. If you’d like to send me a query, please check out my submissions page.”
Before becoming a literary agent, Matt worked as a coffee jerk, cab driver, and book clerk and buyer at the famed Boulder Bookstore in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from U.C. Santa Cruz, where “I spent a year in the stacks at McHenry Library supposedly ‘shelving’ books.”
For more on Matt and his agency, come to the June luncheon meeting and visit his website, www.fresh-books.com.