Full Agent Profile: Larry Kirshbaum



NAME

Larry Kirshbaum

AGENCY
The Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
larrysubmit@waxmanleavell.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.waxmanleavell.com/



FICTION GENRES

NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • As a Waxman Leavell agent, Larry hopes to sign fiction and nonfiction authors, including those who are self-published.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

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    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • http://www.waxmanleavell.com/about-agency
    • Mr. Kirshbaum has a long history of involvement in all phases of publishing -- as a writer, agent and publisher. Most of his career was spent at Time-Warner publishing from 1974-2005 where he started as a marketing executive and ultimately became CEO of Warner Books (now Grand Central Publishing) and then head of the Time-Warner Book Group (now the Hachette Book Group).
    • After leaving Time-Warner in 2005, he founded the LJK Literary Agency where he and his colleagues represented NYT bestselling authors such as Ree Drummond (the Pioneer woman cookbooks), Kathleen McGowan, author of the Mary Magdalene trilogy, Donald Trump and Edgar-winning author David Ellis.
    • Over the past 2 1/2 years, he has been Vice-President and head of the NY Publishing Office of Amazon.com and has helped launch a list of adult bestsellers. These are notably headlined by Tim Ferriss' bestselling "The 4-Hour Chef" and include more literary works such as Jay Parini's "Jesus" which has received huge critical acclaim. During his tenure at Amazon, the NY publishing group acquired and managed the children's trade list of Marshall Cavendish Corp. Mr. Kirshbaum was also very involved as an editor in developing self-published authors, a current focus.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of the University of Michigan


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    LINKS
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/Larry44
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    LJK Literary Management