Celebrating 20 Years of Literary Management
Earl Cox is a publishing industry veteran with deep expertise in all facets of the book business.
As CEO and founder of Earl Cox & Associates, Earl acts as a literary manager and publishing consultant.
He helps authors seeking agent representation or guidance in promoting, marketing, distributing or selling their books – either to traditional publishers or via self-publishing.
Earl Cox began his career in 1985 as a clerk at the Baruch College Bookstore in New York City.
He gradually moved up the ranks to manage the Doubleday Bookshop (now Barnes and Noble) at the Citicorp Center in Manhattan.
Earl later held positions as a wholesale book buyer and as the sole NYC sales representative for Prentice Hall and Prentice Hall Press.
From 1992 until 2002, Earl served as National Accounts Manager / African American Books Sales Manager for John Wiley & Sons.
At Wiley, Earl had direct responsibility for selling numerous hugely successful business books, including the national bestsellers Against the Gods and Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?
2002 - Present
In addition to launching Earl Cox & Associates, Earl founded Writersandpoets.com, a small boutique publisher specializing in African-American street fiction.
Earl also founded BooksThatClick - an urban, grassroots marketing web site and catalog designed to reach the African American reader.
His one of a kind catalog featured books written by celebrities, bestselling authors and new releases from both self-published and mainstream publishers.
Today, in addition to his role as a publishing manager and consultant, Earl serves as President of TheMoneyCoach.net LLC, a financial education publishing and consulting firm.
Earl manages the company’s primary and subsidiary sites including AskTheMoneyCoach.com and Money Coach University.
He is also responsible for the day-to-day managerial and technical operations, as well as negotiating business deals and developing new clients.
Earl is a former faculty member of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies' Center for Publishing.
He has also been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Professional Publishing program.
Earl earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Retailing & Sales from Baruch College in New York City and holds a Certificate in Publishing from Stanford University.
Earl Cox, Literary Agent and Consultant