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Publishers Are Not Your Friends – from a publisher’s open rejection letter QUOTES FOR WRITERS

…all we can suggest is that you don’t trust publishers. They’re not your friends, and they’re not even that great at spotting what readers will like. If they reject your book it doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s anything wrong with it and, perhaps even more importantly, if they accept it, it doesn’t mean that they love it and are going to treat it with respect. Many unpublished authors have a rosy picture of how they’ll be treated once they have a book in print — and they’re often disappointed to learn that most publishing is, after all, just a business.

From the rejection letter you might recieve if you submit to (the rather wonderful) Snowbooks

2 comments on “Publishers Are Not Your Friends – from a publisher’s open rejection letter QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. beth
    January 2, 2022

    a great reminder that puts it all in perspective

    • bridget whelan
      January 2, 2022

      It’s not what you would expect to find on a publisher’s website and I like them all the more for having the wisdom to do it.

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