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Today we have a UK-based literary agent. Peter Cox is the founder of Redhammer LLC. He is also the published author of twenty books, and a former advertising executive.
Cox has written numerous articles on publishing, and writes a column for the trade publication, The Bookseller. Here are links to some of his articles:
In the new world of publishing, some agents are getting into the business of becoming publishers themselves. Cox weighs in on why your agent should not be your publisher. And he shares why he encourages other publishing professionals not to become literary agents. He also gives his own analysis of where the publishing industry might be heading.
On marketing: Cox lists ways that bookstores can increase sales, and the difficulties that publicists face. He shows how marketers who build a tribe have the most success.
Redhammer supports several sites for writers. One is Litopia, billed as the internet's oldest community for writers. It's free to join.
The other site is Radio Litopia, a site featuring free podcasts on a variety of topics for writers. You'll find all kinds of interesting topics to listen to on your computer, or to download to listen later.
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