On September 1, I posted a question from a writer who had interest from an agent, had a few other agents request his manuscript (but still hadn’t heard back), and some outstanding queries with agents who hadn’t answered at all. I recommended he let everyone know that he had interest. This was the moment when he had some leverage, and that there’s nothing like competition to quicken an agent’s pulse. I also asked him to let me know how he made out. Check this out:
Betsy asked me to check back in to say how I made out. I applied The Betsy Lerner School of Leverage technique to my outstanding queries and received seven additional requests for the manuscript. In the end I had five offers of representation and both my number one and number two choices offered. Applying pressure obviously worked out but I had to persevere as the rejections piled in. For a while I thought I’d end up unrepresented but then four offers poured in one on top of the other, the last being from my number one choice who’d had the manuscript for two and a half months.
Nation, if you enroll in The Betsy Lerner School of Leverage TODAY, you will receive a crash course ABSOLUTELY FREE in The Betsy Lerner School of Self Loathing AND The Betsy Lerner School of Hair. ENROLL NOW!!
And, Mr. Bigshot, congrats. Nicely done.