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Javelin is a literary and creative agency located in Alexandria, Virginia. The company has represented Tucker Carlson, Donna Brazile, and James Comey in securing lucrative book deals.
Javelin was founded as a literary agency and public relations firm in Arlington County, Virginia in 2011 by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, two former aides. Javelin moved to its current location in Old Town, the historic center of Alexandria, Virginia, in 2014 and has since expanded into other areas of communications and creative consulting to include digital media, app design and development, and video production.
In May 2017, Javelin represented Fox News political commentator Tucker Carlson in an eight-figure, two-book deal with Simon & Schuster's Threshold Editions. Javelin provided literary representation to former DNC interim Chair Donna Brazile and former FBI Director James Comey.
In 2018, Washingtonian magazine ranked Urbahn and Latimer of Javelin as the third most powerful book agents in D.C. after Robert Barnett and Gail Ross.
Among Javelin's digital products was the design and development of the mobile app Churchill Solitaire, released in partnership with the Churchill family and Donald Rumsfeld. Available for iOS and Android, the game was dubbed a "Best New Game" by Apple in 2016.
- "The Upstart D.C. Agents Making Waves in New York". Publishers Weekly. September 1, 2017.
- "Meet the Former Rumsfeld Aides Who Want to Blow Up DC's Book Business". Washingtonian. February 6, 2015.
- "Tucker Carlson Gets Two-Book, Eight-Figure Deal". AP. May 2, 2017.
- "Comey's Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It". The New York Times. July 15, 2017.
- "Hachette to Publish Donna Brazile Book On 2016 Election". Publishers Weekly. July 12, 2017.
- "James Comey, Former F.B.I. Director, to Publish a Book Next Spring". The New York Times. August 2, 2017.
- "Why James Comey's Book Agents Are One of DC's Biggest Literary Business Stories". Washingtonian. June 5, 2018.
- "DC's 6 Most Powerful Book Agents". Washingtonian. January 22, 2018.
- "Former Defense Secretary Marches Into New Territory: Videogames". The Wall Street Journal. January 22, 2016.
- "Donald Rumsfeld Launched A Winston Churchill Solitaire App". BuzzFeed. January 22, 2016.