Self-publishing led Reading author to six-figure deal
It is hard to believe that JK Rowling got 12 rejections for Harry Potter before it was finally taken up by Bloomsbury.
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Since: Dec 12
Quite a small one
#2 Dec 1, 2012
There are actually a pretty large number of authors that receive numerous rejections before they either self-publish their book, or fix it to the point that it is acceptable to the publishing company. I remember in school where a woman who had written a book that sold a huge amount of copies came and talked to us, and she said that she was rejected fifty or sixty times(cannot remember the exact number, but it was some where in that range), before she fixed the book and got it published.
#6 Dec 7, 2012
The game has changed. It's no longer about the quality of a book. The Big Six want a built in market, a clearly identifiable audience. They've grown too lazy and uncreative to reach an audience unless it's sitting right there already neatly wrapped and bowed.
Thank God for digital publishing.
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