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About Matt Wagner

I love working with fun and useful non-fiction and reference titles, as well as online training. I work personally with my clients toward their long-term goals.

I try to keep up to date with client news and links to news of note from the publishing industry at large. For regular updates, or to see what catches my eye, you can follow me on Twitter. If you’d like to send me a query, please check out my submissions page.

Prior to founding Fresh Books, I was an agent with Waterside Productions 1989-2004, where I sold in excess of 1000 books to over 30 publishers, generating more than 25 million dollars in author revenue.

I hold a B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from U.C. Santa Cruz, where I spent a year in the stacks at McHenry Library shelving (and perusing) books. I also studied playwriting and dramaturgy in the Professional Theatre Training Program at U.C. San Diego.

Recently published or sold projects include:

Rainbow Relatives: Tips and Testimonials for Talking to Kids about LGBT Family and Friends by Sudi Karatas (Skyhorse, May 2018)

The Color Index XL by Jim Krause (Watson-Guptill, October 2017)

The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done by Dave Crenshaw (Berrett-Koehler, September 2017)

Managing Your Calendar for Peak Productivity by Dave Crenshaw (LinkedInLearning)

Algorithms For Dummies by john Paul Mueller and Luca Massaron (Wiley)

The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook by Harold Davis (Monacelli)

Born to Eat: Whole, Healthy Foods from Baby’s First Bite by Wendy Jo Peterson and Leslie Schilling (Skyhorse)

eBay: Selling Your Stuff by Christopher Matthew Spencer (BarCharts, Inc.)

The Gamer’s Guide to Coding by Gordon McComb (Sterling)

Word 2016 for Professionals (For Dummies), by Dan Gookin (Wiley)

Machine Learning For Dummies by John Paul Mueller and Luca Massaron (Wiley)