Agent Peter Cox offers 'impartial' review of author contracts

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 10:05 Literary agent Peter Cox has offered to review "any" contract given to an author by an agent for free in order to ensure that the author has "impartial advice". The move is a response to agents setting up their own publishing imprints, which Cox sees as a fundamental conflict of interest between the principal and the agent. “The author whose agent becomes their publisher effectively loses an agent”, said Cox. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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