Welcome to the Scott Meredith Literary Agency
Scott Meredith founded the Agency in 1946 which ultimately sold 25,000 titles.
Arthur Klebanoff acquired the Agency from Scott Meredith’s estate in 1993 and added a client list he had built since the 1970s. Arthur specializes in category leading nonfiction projects.
During his career Arthur has represented titles with over $1 billion in retail sales.
In 1994, the book projected the growing worldwide Bloomberg brand. The goal of the second book was to combine experiences from private and public life. It was set aside in 2009 in favor of a third term as New York’s Mayor.
In 1996, Bill Bradley had a manuscript ready about his Senate years and a plan to run for President in 2000. He needed an agent who could get large commitments out of a publisher without a dollar advance. Bradley has since published three bestsellers and became the first outside investor in RosettaBooks.
In 1984, Arthur Klebanoff arranged the licenses for a 40-volume biography set of U.S. Presidents with signed memoir editions by Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon. First of 3,000 leather-bound licenses arranged for Easton Press over the next 28 years.
Great Books Foundation
In connection with international licensing for award winning curriculum.
Building a new level of international trade book publishing impact.
Mayo Clinic Press
Acts as Business Affairs advisor and through www.rosettaebooks.com as eBook Publisher.
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Roger Tory Peterson
J. D. Salinger Trust
eBook advisor to Media and Entertainment Project investor.
Placed a 40 volume leather-bound set of the Peterson Field Guides (1 million copies sold) with Easton Press and went on to represent all aspects of publishing and licensing for Roger Tory Peterson and his estate.
Advisor to the J. D. Salinger Trust during a process which led to the August 2019 release of J. D. Salinger’s published work in eBook editions.
Michel Thomas Language Program
The challenge was how to expand one of the most popular audio language teaching programs after the founder’s death. The program is growing worldwide in both hard goods and digital downloads.
Trade and textbook licensing for an award winning archive of 7,500 student written short essays.
Arthur Klebanoff became the owner and president of the Scott Meredith Literary Agency in 1993. Arthur is a leading literary agent and an influential presence in the publishing industry since the 1970s. He has represented books that have grossed more than $1 billion in retail sales. Arthur is the author of The Agent: Personalities, Politics and Publishing (2002).
A graduate of Harvard Law School (Law Review, 1972) and Yale University, Arthur Klebanoff is an advisor to Youth Communication in New York City.
Mary Jo Anne Valko Warner: Rights Manager
Mary Jo Anne Valko Warner has worked with Arthur Klebanoff since 1978. Mary Jo handles the negotiation and contracting for the 3,000+ titles in the Easton Press program and is one of the senior rights buyers in the trade publishing industry.
Maxine Schweitzer has handled Finance for The Scott Meredith Literary Agency for more than 15 years. Schweitzer has a BA from New York University and an MS from Simmons College.