Posted by: anitanolan | August 1, 2013

A Take on Fewer Imprints

 

Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times:

 

Donal Ryan, a civil servant from Limerick, Ireland, wrote two novels. He sent them to agents and publishers and got back 47 rejections over three years. Finally an intern at Lilliput Press in Dublin fished “The Thing About December” out of the slush pile. Around the same time, an editor at Doubleday Ireland took interest in “The Spinning Heart.” Suddenly Mr. Ryan had a two-book deal, and from there his fortunes only improved. The Booker Foundation announced last week that “The Spinning Heart” had made the cut for the Man Booker Prize long list.

Such things happen. Paul Harding had trouble finding a home for his debut novel, “Tinkers.” He signed with Bellevue Literary Press, a small publisher, but “Tinkers” remained so obscure that The New York Times Book Review ignored it. Then it won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

 

Read the rest here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/opinion/47-rejections-then-the-booker-long-list.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130801&_r=0

 

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