*Sheila Lukins (estate) - Silver Palate, Silver Palate Good Times and New Basic Cookbook (all with Julee Rosso); All Around the World Cookbook, USA Cookbook and Celebrate!
Twenty five years after the publication of The Silver Palate Cookbook (which one observer said "changed the way America cooks") Sheila Lukins is a legend in her own time.
Her books have sold over 6,000,000 copies.
Her 25 year monthly column as Food Editor of Parade Magazine reached over 75,000,000 readers per issue.
Norman Mailer - The Executioner's Song, Armies of the Night, Ancient Evenings and 14 other books. Scott Meredith changed the face of international rights dealing for American fiction with Norman Mailer's books over the years. When Bertelsmann acquired Random House, Norman Mailer's was one of the prominent backlists cited in the various news accounts.
*Mayo Clinic - Arthur Klebanoff has represented Mayo Clinic's consumer health information publishing program for nearly fifteen years. The flagship book - Mayo Clinic's Family Health Book - has sold over 1,500,000 copies. Today Mayo Clinic is a leader in direct marketing of its health information books to consumers and their Web site - www.mayoclinic.com is frequently cited as one of the best on the Web. Their most recent major trade bestseller is The Mayo Clinic Diet.
Mayo Clinic and Good Books published the # 1 bestseller The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet and The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. This title will become the leader in Diet for those with diabetes.
Ed McBain - 20 87th Precinct mysteries. Scott Meredith first sold The Blackboard Jungle for Evan Hunter (the other writing name for Ed McBain) and later sold the initial titles in this major detective series.
Daniel P. Moynihan - A Dangerous Place. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan often represented himself, but Arthur Klebanoff sold a series of books for him as agent, including this account of his service as our representative to the United Nations. The cover image - a famous photograph of Moynihan vetoing the "Zionism is a form of racism" resolution - became the platform image of his campaign for Senate in 1976.
New York Philharmonic Archives
- A book on the 50th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein becoming
Music Director, published on what would have been his 90th birthday.
Richard Nixon - In the Arena, Seize the Moment, seven title Presidential Library set. In the Arena was Richard Nixon's post-presidential memoir (cover of Time Magazine; an audio book of "Nixon on tape.") As one of the most prolific non-fiction bestselling writers of the post-World War II era, Richard Nixon had experience with three agents - Swifty Lazar, Mort Janklow and Arthur Klebanoff.
Don Pendleton - The Executioner Series. 300 titles and 50,000,000 copies - the classic example of "line publishing" with a continuing character.
*Roger Tory Peterson (estate) - Field Guide to the Birds, 5th Edition (the 1934 edition was named one of the most important books of the 20th century by the New York Public Library), The Art and Photography of Roger Tory Peterson, The Field Guide Art of Roger Tory Peterson and general advice concerning the Field Guide series (80+ titles from Houghton Mifflin). The program is one of the largest backlist efforts of Houghton Mifflin. Roger Tory Peterson popularize birding in the United States and during his lifetime one every major honor there was to award in the world of nature - culminating in the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Harvard sponsors an annual lecture in his memory - the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for Natural History in Jamestown, New York (www.rtpi.org) seeks to inspire the teaching of nature to young people.
Ellery Queen - The Roman Hat Mystery, 62 title series. These pseudonymous books, a collaboration of two authors who entered a contest, set the standard for mystery series with a continuing character.
Carl Sagan - Cosmos (the 13 part PBS show is one of the most watched PBS shows ever), Contact (written with his wife Anne Druyan) and five other books. Carl Sagan helped to popularize the study of science and astronomy - Scott Meredith guided nearly his entire career.
*Chuck Schumer - From the Senator who engineered the Democratic takeover of the Senate - a battle plan for recapturing the middle class.
*Presence by Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers.
This extraordinary business leadership book is creating an international stir.
Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at MIT, the founding chairman of the Society for Organizational Learning (the publisher of the book) and the accalaimed author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.
Robert Silverberg - Lord Valentine's Castle and 18 other books. This giant of science fiction novelists is typical of the quality science fiction writing the Scott Meredith Literary Agency sold for decades.
Art Spiegelman - Maus. One of the definitive books about the Holocaust - and spectacularly realized through line drawings.
*The Michel Thomas Language Program has been the leader in audio language training in the UK for many years with Hodder and Stoughton.
The program is expanding in North America and France.
B. Traven - Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The classic novel which became a film widely recognized as one of the greatest 100 movies ever made.
Margaret Truman - Murder at the National Gallery and 12 other Capital Crimes mysteries. Harry and Bess Truman's daughter successfully published this series of mysteries. Scott Meredith pioneered in this form - and successfully placed many other celebrity mystery projects.
*James Q. Wilson - American Government, a leading political science text. Arthur Klebanoff has advised James Q. Wilson about the initial arrangements and revised editions of this highly successful text.