You’ve written a book. You had such high hopes for itâ€¦
Thousands of writers write a book, and then when it seems that no one cares, they just give up.
One writer didn’t. He created his own galleys, and send them out to 48 booksellers. Read this WSJ article to discover what happened, To Land a Publisher, an Author Prints Sample Copies for Stores – WSJ.com:
“Out of those, 23 booksellers responded enthusiastically, writing strong praise for the book. Using such quotes, Messrs. Ennis and Lazar submitted the manuscript a third time to publishers. Within days, Knopf Doubleday snapped up U.S. rights to the book for a six-figure sum. Doubleday, an imprint of Bertelsmann AG’s Random House unit, will release ‘The Malice of Fortune’ on Sept. 11, with a first-print run of 75,000 copies.”
These days, you don’t need to suffer rejection blindly. You can self-publish. That’s not for every writer however, and it may take years for you to overcome the pain of rejection, and think of self-publishing.
It’s not easy to keep the faith and believe in your book, but if you won’t, who will?
Never, ever give up.
(Apropos of which, if you need help with a book proposal, or just some motivation, I offer a book proposal service. I won’t give up on your book. :-))
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