STATUS: Finished a deal for a current client today. Perfect timing because she can spend the weekend celebrating.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? WATCHING THE WHEELS by John Lennon
We’ve all heard the adage that common sense isn’t so common, right? Some days I really have to wonder.
Let’s say for example that you are an author who has received several requests for your full manuscript. This is great, right?
But let’s say the agent requesting the manuscript is old-fashioned and has asked that you snail mail it to him/her.
I’m thinking it’s not the best idea to the email the new requesting agent and brag about X number of agents who have already asked you to email it to them and can you do the same for this request.
I’m thinking disclosing that you are widely popular with the agents might hurt more than help. I’m thinking that the agent who made the latest request is changing his/her mind about giving your work a look.
Not that this is based on a true story or anything.
Now I think it’s perfectly okay to ask if you can email it instead, but I don’t think I would mention that 30 other agents (or pick a number) have already requested it.
Seems like common sense but that’s just me.