AAA will not expel agents turned publishers | The Bookseller

“The Association of Authors Agents will not expel those agents who have begun publishing their clients’ work, after a meeting of agents held last night came to what one agent described as a ‘consensus’ that it was not a conflict of interest.

The issue was discussed at the AAA’s annual general meeting, and follows the decision by agents Ed Victor and Sheil Land Associates to set up publishing imprints.

Agent Peter Cox, who was unable to attend the meeting for personal reasons, had attempted to put a motion before the meeting calling for those agents who had begun publishing to be removed from the body. In the statement he said the AAA had to decide if it wanted to turn a ‘blind eye, and therefore, an indulgent eye to the recent practice of agents becoming publishers to their clients’.”

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