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James Schiavone, Ed.D
Schiavone Literary Agency, Inc.
Corporate Offices, 236 Trails End, West Palm Beach, FL 33413-2135
(561)966-9294 (fax)
Exciting true crime. Releasing from New Horizon Press, 2015

NOTICE: We give priority to authors published by major houses. We do not accept queries via post. All queries MUST be via email, one page and NO attachments.

The Schiavone Literary Agency, Inc., was established in 1996 by James Schiavone, Ed.D. Dr. Schiavone is professor emeritus of developmental skills at the City University of New York. He has authored three textbooks and five trade books as well as numerous articles in newspapers, magazines and professional journals. He is a noted authority in the psychology of reading.

Dr. Schiavone represents published authors. He accepts email queries only and will consider material of high literary quality and marketability from new authors. There is a 99% rejection rate for all queries received.

New York Offices:

Jennifer DuVall, President
Schiavone Literary Agency, Inc.
New York, NY
Only considers real estate books.

Francine Edelman, Senior EVP
Schiavone Literary Agency, Inc.
New York, NY
Ms. Edelman is interested in all genres, with an eye towards marketing and advertising books. Ms. Edelman has spent her entire career in the advertising/marketing industry. She held the post of President of a very successful publicly held ad agency in NYC for over 10 years

Kevin McAdams, EVP
Schiavone Literary Agency, Inc.
New York, NY
email: kvn.mcadams(at)
Mr. McAdams only considers books about music entertainment.

For useful interesting articles on publishing, and to enhance your relationship with our agency, go to our Blog Site at:

years experience: 2014 - 18 Years of Excellence
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Sports, African-American, Science, True Crime, Politics, Marketing, Advertising
Tom Willard, best selling novelist, author "The Black Sabre Chronicles."

Tom Sancton, fiction, nonfiction.

Ahmad Eldridge Cleaver, Religion & Spirituality (son of Eldridge Cleaver).

David Yount, Religion, spirituality, & self help.

Ellin Dodge, America's Foremost Numerologist.

Michael G. Santos, popular nonfiction.

Laurence Miller, Ph.D., psychology.

Michael J. Tougias, novelist, also nonfiction.

Mark Littleton, Christian children's and adult books - fiction, nonfiction; 90+ titles with more than one million in print.

James Alexander Thom, NY Times best selling author (Follow the River, Random House -- Major motion picture) award winning master of the historical novel.

Dick Cady, novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner - investigative journalism.

Steve Vance, novelist.

George Kennedy, Academy Award Actor/memoirist.

"Beautiful Old Dogs" David Tabatsky, Editor (St. Martin's Press, 2013).

"Trust Me: A Memoir," by George Kennedy (Applause Books,2011).

"Inside: Life Behind Bars in America," by Michael G. Santos (St. Martin's Press, 2006).

"A Brother's Journey," by Richard B. Pelzer (Warner, 2005), NY Times best seller. #1 international best seller, The London Times.

Gareth Crocker, "Finding Jack: A Novel."
(St. Martin's Press, February, 2011).

George Kennedy, "Trust Me: A Memoir."
(Applause Books, October, 2011).

Brittany Ducker, "Accused," The Heartbreaking Death of Trey Zwicker and the Ultimate Quest for Justice"
(New Horizon Press, 2015).

Larry Edwards, "Edwardian Cooking: 80 Reciepes Inspired by Downton Abbey's Elegant Meals (Skyhorse, November 1, 2012).

David Tabatsky, "Beautiful Old Dogs" Illustrated, (St. Martin's Press, 2013).

George Glass, MD, "Blending Families Successfully," (Skyhorse, Fall 2014) Brokered by Francine Edelman.

George Glass, MD, David Tabatsky, "The Overparenting Epidemic," (Skyhorse, Fall 2014) Brokered by Francine Edelman.

Cindy Silvert, "Hungry Love: Classy Eating, Trashy Reading," (Skyhorse, January, 2016). Brokered by Francine Edelman.

Julie Doherty, "Scent of the Soul," (Soulmate Publishing, 2014).
Brokered by Francine Edelman.

Guinotte Wise, "Ruined Days," (Black Opal Press, 2015).
Brokered by Francine Edelman.

Laurence Miller, Ph.D.,"From Difficult to Disturbed: Understanding and Managing Dysfunctional Employees." (Amacom, 2007)Complex Chinese rights to McGraw-Hill International Enterprise, Taiwan.

"A Teenagers Journey," Warner (2006) Dutch rights to House of Books; Indonesian rights to Penerbit Erlangga; Swedish rights to Bokforlaget Forum.


"Inside: Life Behind Bars in America," by Michael G. Santos (St. Martin's, 2006) Film, Television, and Translation rights available.

"Finding Jack: A Novel (St. Martin's,2011) Film, Television and Translation rights available.

James Schiavone

B.S., M.A., New York University: Ed.D., Nova University: Professional Diploma as Reading Specialist, Columbia University; Graduate studies, University of Rome, Italy.
Director of Reading K-12 (Monroe County, FL Schools):
Professor of Developmental Skills, City University of New York:
Literary Agent.

Jennifer DuVall

Office Management Consultant:
Licensed NY Realtor:
Literary Agent.

Francine Edelman

BA University of South Florida
President, Publicly held Ad Agency, NYC
Literary Agent

Kevin McAdams

Investment Consultant:
Literary Agent.

For all foreign, film and dramatic rights to Agency clients, contact Schiavone Literary Agency, Inc. West Palm Beach.

Chloe Ataroff
A. Mediation Litteraire, France.
Translation rights for France

Radoslav Trenev
RT Copyright, LTD
Translation rights Eastern Europe, Baltic States and Worldwide.

Hamish Macaskill
The English Agency (Japan) Ltd.
Tokyo: Japanese translation rights.

Filiz Karaman
Nurcihan Kesim Literary Agency
Cagaloglu Yokusu Saadet Han No: 42 D:204
Turkish Translation Rights

Asli Ermis
Asli Karasuil Telif Haklari Ajansi
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Translation Rights

Yang Young-Chul
PLS Literary Agency
Seoul, Korea
Korean Translation Rights

Annisa Waharyudisti
Moon Literary
Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
Indonesian and Vietnamese Translation Rights

James Schiavone, Ed.D., CEO

Jennifer DuVall, President

Francine Edelman, Senior EVP

Kevin McAdams, Executive VP

One page Email queries only. Absolutely no attachments. Postal queries are not accepted. No phone calls. We do not consider poetry, short stories, anthologies or children's picture books. No scripts or screen plays. We handle dramatic, film and TV rights, options, and screen plays for books we have agented. We are NOT interested in work previously published in any format (e.g., self-published; online; ebooks; Print On Demand). Email queries may be addressed to any of the Agency's four agents.
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