What to do when publishers reject your book proposal

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Your agent has sent out your proposal. Now the rejections are coming in. This is typical. It’s the rare proposal that interests all the editors to whom it’s pitched. What you learn from rejections Here are a few insights that can help you make use of what you learn from rejections: Expect rejection. This is … Continued

Who deserves a reply? Take the “No Ghosting” pledge.

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One terrible thing that happens in professional circles is “ghosting” — failing to reply to someone after an exploratory conversation. It’s rude after a date, but inexcusable after an interview. Let’s talk about who deserves a reply and what kind of reply you owe them — or don’t. Who deserves a reply? Not everybody. If … Continued