I haggled him down 1%
Agent John couldn't swing the book deal with Penguin, yet he wants to be my literary agent. Is he on the up and up? This sounds strongly suspicious. But at least he told me enough about the publishing industry for me to determine that he offers some value. If I land a deal myself, perhaps he could negotiate to close it at a reduced rate.
How do you pick an agent?
Negotiating a publishing contract:
Research & Homework
Marketing ideas, some Jacob's:
In other news: I learned emacs and etags from Jacob today. Now I can search-and-replace large swags of text using UNIX tools. I promptly changed my broken banner script.
More good news: outgoing eFax is working now. Took some time.
An unexpected Sukkot dinner invitation.
28 September 1999