Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sandy Lu Sells 4 Books in One Week

There's no set program or course for someone to take to become an agent. You usually mentor with someone who shows you the ropes, watch their successes and frustrations (and in publishing today, there are a lot of frustrations), and then one day, you know you are a real agent - sort of like Pinocchio becoming a real boy.

Sandy Lu has been working with me for quite a while, making connections and plowing through hundreds of manuscripts, editing and shaping. From the day she got this one urban fantasy in, she told me that she was going to sell it. She loved it, and editors seemed to be getting back to her much quicker than usual.

Then last week, she closed on a nonfiction title at the beginning of the week, and turned the one-book urban fantasy offer into a three-book deal. Champagne flowed in our office. Sandy had arrived!

She's on a hot streak now. And I'm really thrilled for her. There's nothing like calling a first-time author and telling them they'll be published, especially when the two of you have worked on the book for a long time.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay Sandy!

-Emily

Sugar said...

Woohoo! Go girl!

Dawn said...

Sounds like I need Sandy on my side :-) Nicely done, Sandy.

Rebecca Leigh said...

Congratulations to Sandy, the authors, and the agency! It sounds like Sandy has worked hard and that this is a well-deserved victory! Yeah :)

Barbara Sheridan said...

Great news Congratulations to all concerned!

Colleen McEuen said...

That is fantastic news. Way to go, Sandy!

Anonymous said...

Good for Sandy!!

She requested pages from me several months ago, so here's hoping she likes what she reads when my submission rises to the top of the pile.

Vegetarian Cannibal said...

Awesome!

Justin Holley said...

When it rains it pours--especially when you appropriately seed the clouds with skill and experience!

Great Job, Sandy!

Malia Sutton said...

Congrats to Sandy. Good job :)

Kristin Miller said...

Congratulations! Great news! :)

trinity said...

That is awesome. Congrats Sandy may your good fortune continue on your journey.
Trinity

Anonymous said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. I will work even harder and hopefully will have more good news to report soon!

Sandy Lu