what do you see as the disadvantages of a non-US agent (UK/Ireland)? Some agencies seem to have sold their titles into the US market as well as Commonwealth countries and Ireland. My book may be to the taste of some of these markets. I have manuscript requests from several US agents, which I'm (very) happy about, but I also have an interest in a non-US agency. Too soon to tell if the feeling is mutual - but that's another question. Would such an arrangement be entirely too complicated? Thanks.
I have no idea, since I'm a US-based agent as are most of my colleagues. I do know several agencies that have agents in the UK and the US. (The Bent Agency for one) I think that would be a darn good arrangement for an author.
I know a lot of books get sold here that were first pubbed in the UK, but they are the novels that do well in the UK first.
And of course, Lee Child's agent is based in the UK and that hasn't seemed to slow him down any.
But truthfully, I don't know so you should keep your eye peeled for someone who does and ask him/her.