Friday, June 19, 2009
Potential Relationshipees Chat Over Lunch
This should really be my final post about BookEnds. I don't know why I can't tear myself away from the eye-opening posts from this agent. It's like a car accident on the side of the road. Here's a recent post: "I’m actually going to... tell you a story about an author I recently offered representation to. I made a point of meeting this author in person and we had what I thought was a very pleasant and honest chat about publishing, her career, and all of those things potential relationshipees chat about. Upon returning from our meeting, I dropped Author an email to let her know how much I enjoyed our time together and included a copy of our author/agent contract for her review. A few days later I finally heard back: not surprisingly Author had a number of agents interested and needed time to think. About a week later I followed up to see how she was doing and to let her know I was available to answer any questions she might have. A few days later she emailed back to say she had decided to go with another agent. She was very complimentary, but left no real indication of what the deciding factor in her choice might have been. There was no reason to, and honestly, she really doesn’t owe me any explanation." Sorry, I couldn't resist.