Richard Curtis (literary agent)

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Richard Curtis, president of Richard Curtis Associates, Inc., is a New York literary agent, and author advocate.[1][2] He is also the author of a novel, short stories, and several books about the publishing industry, and from 1981 to 1992 had a regular column in the science fiction industry professional fanzine Locus, entitled "Agent's Corner".[3] He created the ebook website in 1999. He has commented publicly on's practice of offering publishing deals directly to authors, bypassing mainstream book publishing companies.[4]


  • Halloween: A Novel, Bantam (1982) (A novelization of the film directed by John Carpenter.)[5]
  • Beyond the Bestseller: A Literary Agent Takes You Inside the Book Business , New American Library (1989)[6]
  • How To Be Your Own Agent Houghton Mifflin (1983)[7]
    • How To Be Your Own Literary Agent: An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published, Revised 3rd Edition, Mariner Books (2003)
  • How to Get Your E-Book Published: An Insider's Guide to the World of Electronic Publishing, F&W Publications (2002)

See also[edit]

  • Jane Friedman, founder of Open Roads Media which E-Reads merged with


  1. ^ Mungo, Ray (July 25, 1989). "Between the pages in publishing". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ Streitfeld, David (September 11, 1990). "And a Competition to Save the Planet". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Streitfeld, David (October 16, 2011). "Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Richards, Curtis (1979). Halloween: A Novel. Bantam. ISBN 9780553132267. 
  6. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Beyond the Bestseller by Richard Curtis, Author Plume Books $9.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-452-26432-8". Retrieved 2018-01-08. 
  7. ^ Curtis, Richard (1996). How to be Your Own Literary Agent: The Business of Getting a Book Published. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 9780395718193. 

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