Friday, 5 October 2007

The business of rejection

Here's an amusing article by Rachel Toor on the business of publishers' rejection letters (she used to write them). I've had a few in my time. Acceptance letters are not always the unadulterated bliss you might expect either. If it says, we'd love to publish your book provided you supply us with camera-ready copy, think very, very hard before accepting the acceptance. CRC means getting the text into a state ready for the printer yourself - i.e. doing most of the publisher's work for them. And in the time it takes you could probably write another book.