James was born into the publishing industry and comes from a family of publishing greats (son of bestselling author Joe McGinniss and esteemed editor Nancy Doherty, and brother to acclaimed novelist Joe McGinniss, Jr). During his tenure at Vigliano Associates, James worked closely with the agents there on a number of high level projects. Sensing a strong shift in the publishing industry, James made the timely move of founding this agency in order to help his clients flourish in the new market.
After working in the industry for a number of years (and loving every minute of it), Barry made the leap to full agent, secure in his knowledge of publishing trends and his relationships with key contacts. In addition to being an enthusiastic and hungry agent, Barry is also the Agency's business specialist and overall rights manager.