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Richard Curtis Takes Fresh Air "Beyond the Bestseller."

Literary agent Richard Curtis. He's represented many bestselling authors, and has written some award-winning fiction of his own. He was the first president of the Independent Literary Agents Association, and he writes "Agent's Corner," a column for Locus magazine. His new book is called Beyond the Bestseller: A Literary Agent Takes You Inside the Book Business. It's an insider's guide to the literary world that includes discussion of literary agencies, advances, fees, royalties, expenses, and other advice for authors. (Interview with Sedge Thomson)

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Other segments from the episode on August 23, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 23, 1989: Interview with Richard Curtis; Review of the Gabrieli String Quartet's album "Clarinet Quintet & Oboe Quartet"; Interview with David Rains Wallace;…

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