Percy Chattey Books

Author of Thrillers: Genre: Murder, Mystery & Crime

Book Rejection – It’s the road to success!!


If you as an author are feeling a little rejected or left out of the literary world, remember…

Big publishers don’t always get it right!

  • Richard Bach’s “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” has sold 40 million but had been rejected 20 times.
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, critically acclaimed as one of the best novels published in the last century was rejected 22 times (ironic!).
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov sold 50+ million but a publisher rejected it : “I recommend that it be buried under a stone for a thousand years”.

So I guess we authors (and all creative people) have to take rejection on the chin and plod on until you meet the people who see your light !!

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  • “Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” Jules Renard
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