STATUS: It’s a late one. Pretty much tells you what a busy day it was but the Nuggets just edged out the Lakers.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? BELIEVE by Cher
Last week I got a call from an unagented author who had an offer on the table from a publisher. She handled the whole situation exactly right so I had to share.
She received the offer and kept her head. She asked the publisher to email the deal points to her and said she would respond in a week. She was gracious and professional to the offering editor.
Then she started calling agents.
In her phone message, she quietly and carefully stated the following:
–the offer on the table
–the time frame in which she needed agents to respond
–her contact info
I returned her call immediately. She was calm and professional on the phone while explaining her needs. She had obviously prepared for an agent conversation and answered questions immediately when asked.
Ultimately the project wasn’t right for me so I ended up passing, but I think whichever agent she lands will be pleased with her as a new client on his/her list.