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Raphael Sagalyn Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Raphael Sagalyn and the Sagalyn Agency is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Book Agent. Publishing Agent Raphael Sagalyn is an agent with the Sagalyn Agency. Book Agent Raphael Sagalyn started the agency in 1980 and his first author was Jim Trelease who had self-published a pamphlet extolling the virtues and pleasures of reading aloud to children and students. Penguin released THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK in 1982 and it was an immediate bestseller after “Dear Abby” called it “the best lifetime gift a parent can give to a child.”

Raphael Sagalyn Literary Agent was born and raised in Western Massachusetts and attended Tufts University and the Radcliffe (now Columbia) Publishing Procedures Course. He worked for Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, Beacon Press, and Little, Brown before moving to Washington, DC to work for The New Republic.

Early in his career, Raphael Sagalyn Literary Agent wrote and packaged two books. The first, THE GREAT AMERICAN WEB BOOK, a guide to the government’s services on the internet, was honored as one of the year’s best reference books by the New York Public Library. The second was a guide to the great national parks and forests and wildlife refuges and other public places in the U.S, titled UNCLE SAM’S GUIDE TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

Raphael Sagalyn Literary Agent represents leading public intellectuals, novelists, journalists, and business thinkers. Some of the bestsellers he has represented include: Rick Atkinson’s THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT; Katty Kay and Claire Shipman’s THE CONFIDENCE CODE; Robert Reich’s latest book, SAVING CAPITALISM; Greg McKeown’s ESSENTIALISM; David Maraniss’s ONCE IN A GREAT CITY; Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee’s THE SECOND MACHINE AGE; and David Ignatius’s thriller THE DIRECTOR, among others.

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