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The Steve Laube Agency hires Thomas Umstattd, Jr.

(Phoenix, AZ) Steve Laube, president of The Steve Laube Agency, has announced the hiring of Thomas Umstattd, Jr. to become a new Literary Agent.

For many years Thomas helped authors build their web sites via his Author Media company. When he was the marketing director for Enclave Publishing their sales doubled in 18 months. He most recently worked as the Marketing Director for Fahrenheit Marketing which focused on brand development for both corporations and individuals. He is a veteran podcaster with multiple shows including the very popular “Novel Marketing” co-hosted by Jim Rubart.

Thomas is a regular speaker and has spoken at dozens of writers conferences all over the world (including Scotland, Canada and Hawaii). In addition he used a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish his bookCourtship in Crisis.

“We continually to look for ways to increase the services our agency provides to current and potential clients,” Steve Laube said. “I have known Thomas for 12 years and by adding him to our agency we can expand our role in helping to maximize our client’s sales through his extensive experience in marketing, branding, and technology. Thomas’ strengths are his understanding of book marketing and what it takes to market yourself as an author. His work enables our authors to fulfill our mission to help change the world, word by word.”

Founded in 2004, The Steve Laube Agency has had a profound impact through managing over 300 authors and securing publishing contracts for over 1,600 new books. These include bestselling titles from authors like Lisa Bergren, Nancy Pearcey, William Lane Craig, Susan May Warren, Lynette Eason, A.W. Tozer, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Ronie Kendig, Deborah Raney, Stephen M. Miller, and Nadine Brandes.

Contact: Steve Laube, 602-336-8910,