I've seen a few of these little posts around, and they always seem so polite... "Agent A sold Novel B by Author C to Publisher D in a pretty little deal." Well, actually they'd say something like "nice" or "good," rather than "pretty little" (although maybe that should be a new one!).
But they aren't just being nice to each other. That's actually code for how big the advance is. And here's the key, in case you're curious:
Nice deal = $1 - $49,000
Very nice deal = $50,000 - $99,000
Good deal = $100,000 - $250,000
Significant deal = $251,000 - $499,000
Major deal = $500,000 +
|See, I'm not making it up!|
Just a little tidbit for fellow industry stalkers...