Thursday, March 26, 2015

JK Rowling reveals frustrations over manuscript rejections

Tuesday 24 March 2015 - Herald Scotland

JK Rowling has spoken about her frustration after receiving often terse rejections from publishers for her Harry Potter and Robert Galbraith crime novels.

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.

Writing on Twitter, Rowling revealed one publisher who turned down Harry Potter also send "the rudest rejection" of her book.

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.

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