Dear Miss Snark,
Who wouldn't be delighted to be accepted by an agent who then lands a publishing deal? I believe most of us know that a good agent does the very best he or she can, involving wits, intelligence, humor and perhaps an assassin poodle at times, in negotiating this deal.
My question: have you ever had an author, or ever heard of an author, say to his or her hardworking agent, "Nope, I want more."
What happens then?
I've never had a client say no to a deal I've advised them to take.
I've advised several clients to say no to offers.
I have no idea what would happen if a client refused to take what I thought was a good deal. Hell would probably freeze over and the client skating on thin ice.