by Phoenix Desertsong, Writer of Words
Are you an aspiring author who's getting awfully tired of receiving rejection letter after rejection letter from publishing agents or agencies? Do you keep asking yourself, "What am I doing wrong?" Saturi Scriptor is here with the "Big Book of Rejections" to prove how most rejection letters are little more than form letters. Not only that, but most of them seem to suggest advice that's not only not real advice but can actually waste writers a lot of time.
This book features 101 actual rejection letters received by the author during the course of submitting three different novels for agent representation. Over the course of the book, Scriptor points out how cliched and alarmingly similar most form rejection letters are. In a humorous, but very sage way, Scriptor points authors in the right direction regarding pretty much ninety-nine percent of these letters: write them off and move on.
Scriptor points out two of the major issues with most rejection letters: they either make you think they will somehow be available to read your work later or somehow make you feel your work is unworthy of publishing or not salable. Rest assured that most of these agents or agencies have more often than not read your query at all and telling you otherwise is a major disservice. Scriptor lets you know that these form letters are pretty much full of dookie.
Sure, once in awhile you will get a rejection letter that has actual, actionable advice. But the vast majority do not. After reading this book, you will know exactly what cliches and forms are used for the 99 percent of rejection letters that you'll receive. Scriptor offers lots of great advice for how to immediately dismiss rejection letters and how to narrow down the list of agents to consider.
After reading this book, I am certain that if you are an author on the verge of giving up on your manuscripts, you will reconsider. I hope that if you are a struggling author that this book can give you new hope. Also, if you are only now beginning the querying and agent search process or have not yet even begin, definitely read this book. Really, no matter where you are in the querying and agent search process, this is a great read.
Traditional publishing is a cutthroat industry and Scriptor deftly and humorously deals with the topic of query rejections. I am sure that this book may just save your author career. Remember that the traditional publishing world is great if you can break into it. But if you don't, never give up. There is always self-publishing, which is far less expensive than you think. Self-publication was the route that Scriptor took after all!
If you are tired of trying to figure out what a rejection letter might mean, definitely read this book! Whether you've suffered through no rejections, dozens, or even hundreds, this book is definitely for you!
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