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Literary Agent David Fugate - founder of LaunchBooks

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The Founder of LaunchBooks Literary Agency, David Fugate, has successfully represented more than 1,000 books to over 40 different publishers and has generated more than $14 Million for authors. He represents authors such as Chris Steiner, Senior Writer for Forbes; Jonathan Watts, the China correspondent for the UK Guardian; Kevin Poulsen, Senior Editor at and the editor of Wired’s “Threat Level” blog, ranked by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 blogs of 2008; Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor for; Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity; Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker and author of The Art of Deception, as well as his forthcoming memoir to be published by Little, Brown; Brian Chen of on his forthcoming book Always On; Jon Jeter, the former Washington Post Bureau Chief for both South America and South Africa, and two time Pulitzer Prize finalist; Robert Pierre of the Washington Post; Louis Foreman, Creator and Executive Producer of the PBS show Everyday Edisons; Gina Trapani, author of Upgrade Your Life; Douglas Gayeton, the author of SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town; Robert Vamosi, author of the forthcoming When Gadgets Betray Us; Roy Aronson, the author of Tales of an African Vet; Mark Stephen Meadows, author of the forthcoming We, Robot; Dan Consiglio, author of The New Dad A-Z; Jeremy Greenberg, standup comedian and author of Sorry I Peed On You (and other letters to Mommy); and many others.

David got his start in publishing in 1992 working as Manager of Submissions for the Margret McBride Literary Agency, which represented bestselling authors such as Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, authors of The One Minute Manager, and Victor Villaseñor, author of Rain of Gold.