Tuesday 24 March 2015 - Herald Scotland
The Edinburgh-based writer took to social media yesterday (mon) to describe some of the rude snubs she received from the industry as she began her career, and then turned her attentions, initially anonymously as Galbraith, to crime novels.
She also joked she now has "over a million folders" all made of "costly silks" after a publisher kept the one she sent a manuscript in - much to her disappointment at the time.
In 1996 the first Harry Potter book was turned down by 12 publishers before being picked up by Bloomsbury. The series went on to sell more than 450 million copies.