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Richard Curtis

Bio: Richard Curtis, president of Richard Curtis Associates, Inc., is a leading New York literary agent and a well known author advocate. He is also the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction including several books about the publishing industry. Late in 1998, Richard Curtis announced the formation of E-Rights/e-reads, Ltd., an online publisher, retailer, and electronic rights clearing house. The company's mission is to assist authors, literary agents, and other content-providers to take advantage of fundamental changes in publishing and print technology. Richard Curtis was born in 1937, is married, and has two children. He currently resides in Manhattan. His hobbies are sports, music and painting.

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1 Death In The Crease [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  Athletic agent Dave Bolt, former star for the Dallas Cowboys, is a hardened sports insider, familiar with the dirty underside of American professional sports. He witnesses the kickbacks, the bribes and the blackmail that keep the high-powered industry spinning. In DEATH IN THE CREASE Bolt has to deal with an explosive ice hockey scandal that threatens to expose the sport's biggest game as a sham. Former Black Hawk goalie Guy LeClede writes an expose of the corruption that "would blow hockey off ... more info>> (Published: 1975)

Words: 57698 - Reading Time: 164-230 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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2 How to Prosper in the Coming Apocalypse [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  Worried about inflation? Concerned about terrorism? Nervous about fuel costs? This investment guide and survivalist's handbook in one is all you need to gear up for windfall profits while your friends and inlaws lose their shirts, the book that will enable you to watch the final convulsions from the verandah of your country estate. When trumpets sound--and the end of the world is nigh--remember to pick up your dry cleaning, cancel your subscriptions, and to call your mother. And don't forget to ... more info>> (Published: 1980)

Words: 26652 - Reading Time: 76-106 min.
Category: Humor

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3 Mastering The Business of Writing [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  One of the most comprehensive guides currently on the market, Mastering the Business of Writing is an insider's guide to the business of being a professional writer. All aspects of the publishing industry are explained, both for the aspiring author and the established writer wishing to jump start a professional career. This guide includes everything you need to know about publishers, agents, and the track to success. Including: What agents do and how they develop relationships within the publish... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 91298 - Reading Time: 260-365 min.
Category: Self Improvement
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4 Strike Zone [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  When baseball's biggest rising star, Willie Hesketh, declares he is going to cross the picket line to play the game he loves, someone doesn't agree. Before Willie even has a chance to arrive at the battle, four thugs with bats waylay him. Now Willie is laid up in the hospital with a slim chance of walking again. All he knows is that he believes he put out the eye of one of the goons and he begs Bolt to get revenge. It is a twisty road through the maze of managers, union leaders and players, but ... more info>> (Published: 1975)

Words: 57306 - Reading Time: 163-229 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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5 Suicide Squad [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  Dave Bolt doesn't know what the Racers' star quarterback has to do with the game no gambler would touch, but it smells like a mighty fishy fix. When Jimmy Quinn doesn't show for a meeting and has disappeared, Bolt suspects more than a thrown game. Quinn's books show a few shady deals, but nothing too suspicious. Now Bolt has a dead gambler on his hands, and what he wants to know is--is Quinn next on the list or a cold-blooded killer? No one ever said the sports business was a cup of tea and Dave... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 53862 - Reading Time: 153-215 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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6 The $3,000,000 Turnover [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  "Officially, I'm an agent. I represent professional athletes in basketball, football, tennis, golf. You name it; if money is paid for any athletic performance short of copulation, I take a commission on it. I say 'officially.' Unofficially, I've backed into another job: troubleshooting for the management of professional sports leagues--a kind of undercover operator. And it was this Richie Sadler case that got me into it. Aside from a hairline fracture of my cheekbone, temporary blindness, a scro... more info>> (Published: 1974)

Words: 57460 - Reading Time: 164-229 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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7 The Client From Hell and Other Publishing Satires [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  Previously titled FOOL FOR AN AGENT. An alien space explorer seeking intelligent worlds discovers one inhabited by life forms known as publishers, and concludes that this world is not worth another visit; another voyager lands on Earth and selects a literary agent to represent his book and movie rights; a freelance writer is so outraged over a lousy royalty statement, he drills his publisher with a gun. These are just a few glimpses of this hilarious collection of lampoons of the publishing indu... more info>> (Published: 1992)

Words: 22514 - Reading Time: 64-90 min.
Category: Humor
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8 This Business of Publishing [MultiFormat]
by Richard Curtis
  This Business of Publishing has been hailed by literary agent Michael Larsen as "must reading for writers, agents and anyone else who cares about the future of publishing." It reveals the unique perspective of Richard Curtis, former president of the Association of Authors' Representatives. He provides the aspiring author with the benefit of over thirty years of lessons learned in the publishing industry, including: The damage caused to the publishing industry by the archaic practice of selling b... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 60334 - Reading Time: 172-241 min.
Category: General Nonfiction

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