In this episode Mark Skypes in Alex Adsett, agent extraordinaire, and talks about (amongst other things) the making of an agent, what to look out for when signing a contract and the rise of small/independent press as taste setters and filters in an age of overwhelming content availability.
You can also hear why Alex makes the brave marketing move of advising authors why they don't always need an agent!
The excellent Alex Adsett Publishing Services website, http://alexadsett.com.au/, is mentioned at the end of the podcast as an excellent source of news and information about literary contracts.
Interviewee Website: http://alexadsett.com.au
Interviewee Twitter: @alexadsett
Interviewer: Mark Webb
Guest: Alex Adsett
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: Sean Wright
Email: galactichat at gmail dot com