Even the great talent of the author - is not a guarantee that the book will publish
The novel "Carrie" budding writer Stephen King thirty publishers felt bleak and unpromising. The manuscript of the book by JK Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was rejected 12 literary agents. The future "King of Horror" and the first writer to make a billion dollars in literary work, received from the publishers of many uncomplimentary remarks and bitter failure.
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Margarette Mitchell The famous love story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler Margaret Mitchell wrote 10 years. The bulk - more than 1000 pages - the manuscript rejected 38 publishers. In the end, her husband helped her find a publisher, the novel was released in June 1936 - and already millions of copies, and Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize was sold in December
«Lolita» Vladimir Nabokov's famous novel The plot seemed indecent to many US publishers. Failures pursued "Lolita" for two years. As a result, the history of a love affair of a mature man and a teenage girl was first published in France, and when he finally reached the US, immediately became a bestseller. "Lolita" is considered one of the greatest books of the 20th century and included in the list of hundred best novels of the century, according to the magazine Time.
«servants» Kathryn Stockett Kathryn Stockett debut rejected 60 agencies. A sharp novel about racial inequality considered doomed to failure. Only a tiny publishing house printed the "servants" in small editions. And after three weeks, the novel became a bestseller. In 2011, the United States has sold five million copies of the novel. At this point, "servants" 100 weeks topped the list of best-selling The New York Times.
«Lord of the Flies" by William Golding novel manuscript first future Nobel Prize winner has experienced 21 failures, before one publishing house published a book. The novel was not immediately appreciated by readers - only 3,000 copies were sold in 1954. But after two years of "Lord of the Flies" has become an absolute bestseller, and in 2005 entered the list of 100 best novels in the English language version to Time magazine.
"The Diary of Anne Frank" Anne Frank Book, which was subsequently entered in the UNESCO heritage list "Memory of the World", 15 times was refused publication. One of the publishers explained it this way: "I think this girl is not enough meaningful sense, that would have lifted the book above the level of a curious fiction." In 1947, the father of Anne Frank is still achieved publication, and the book became an instant bestseller.
"Carrie" by Stephen King, "We are not interested in science fiction and gloomy utopia. They are not for sale. " It sounded thirtieth review that aspiring writer Stephen King received his first novel "Carrie." A few months later it is still a distance - and more than a million copies of the book were sold in the first year. Now the story of a girl harried owning telekinesis, is considered a classic of the genre.
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach 18 publishers were looking at Richard Bach as a madman: "Nobody will read a book about tea. This is absurd. " When the story is still published - it sold over a million copies a year. And it turned the former pilot of American aviation writer with a worldwide reputation.
«The Notebook» Nicholas Sparks is hard to see why on this heartfelt novel about love of literature declined 24 agenta.Tereza Park became the twenty-fifth agent. After reading the book, she quickly achieved the million-dollar contract from a major publishing house. "The Notebook" was released in 1996 and in the first week of sales topped the list of best-selling The New York Times.
«The Chronicles of Narnia," CS Lewis One of the most famous fairy tales of fantasy for a long time not a response from the publishers. Fortunately, after 37 failures Lewis accidentally met with a literary agent Geoffrey Bles, who helped him publish the first book about Narnia. Now the story of four children, caught in the magical land, translated into 47 languages, and the total circulation of the book passed for 100 million copies.
«Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by JK Rowling novel by JK Rowling received 12 rejections. The first print run was only 1,000 copies, but he almost immediately recognized as "the best children's book of the year" in the UK. Now in terms of sales volume, "Harry Potter" is second only to the Bible, and the brand of "Harry Potter" is estimated at $ 15 billion.
According to the materials: Forbes, theoryandpractice