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1. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”

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Author : Roopleen

2. “In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it’s printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you.”

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Author : John Green

3. “It’s always the end of the world,” said Russell Grandinetti, one of Amazon’s top executives. “You could set your watch on it arriving.” He pointed out, though, that the landscape was in some ways changing for the first time since Gutenberg invented the modern book nearly 600 years ago. “The only really necessary people in the publishing process now are the writer and reader,” he said. “Everyone who stands between those two has both risk and opportunity.” Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal. New York Times, 10/16/2011”

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4. “Nowadays, the Internet decides if you're good, not the big man in the big office. No matter how important that man thinks he is, everyone else knows that he's not important anymore, and the Internet decides these things, here in the modern age.”

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5. “The self-addressed stamped envelope. The representation of everything that was wrong with the old publishing industry.”

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6. “Indie publishing lets me feed my inner control freak.”

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7. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”

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Author : Roopleen
Source : Words to inspire the winner in YOU

8. “The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”

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Author : Roopleen
Source : Words to inspire the winner in YOU

9. “I have always believed in the principle that immediate survival is more important than long-term survival.”

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Source : Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters

10. “NEWSPAPER: What great paper is the Earth; what a typeface is the Day; what ink is the Night! – Everyone prints, everyone reads; no one understands.”

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11. “Magazines all too frequently lead to books and should be regarded by the prudent as the heavy petting of literature.”

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Author : Fran Lebowitz

12. “I ran across an excerpt today (in English translation) of some dialogue/narration from the modern popular writer, Paulo Coelho in his book: Aleph.(Note: bracketed text is mine.)... 'I spoke to three scholars,' [the character says 'at last.'] ...two of them said that, after death, the [sic (misprint, fault of the publisher)] just go to Paradise. The third one, though, told me to consult some verses from the Koran. [end quote]' ...I can see that he's excited. [narrator]' ...Now I have many positive things to say about Coelho: He is respectable, inspiring as a man, a truth-seeker, and an appealing writer; but one should hesitate to call him a 'literary' writer based on this quote. A 'literary' author knows that a character's excitement should be 'shown' in his or her dialogue and not in the narrator's commentary on it. Advice for Coelho: Remove the 'I can see that he's excited' sentence and show his excitement in the phrasing of his quote.(Now, in defense of Coelho, I am firmly of the opinion, having myself written plenty of prose that is flawed, that a novelist should be forgiven for slipping here and there.)Lastly, it appears that a belief in reincarnation is of great interest to Mr. Coelho ... Just think! He is a man who has achieved, (as Leonard Cohen would call it), 'a remote human possibility.' He has won lots of fame and tons of money. And yet, how his preoccupation with reincarnation—none other than an interest in being born again as somebody else—suggests that he is not happy!”

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Author : Roman Payne

13. “Who is better off? The one who writes to revel in the voluptuousness of the life that surrounds them? Or the one who writes to escape the tediousness of that which awaits them outside? Whose flame will last longer?”

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Author : Roman Payne

14. “I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all it is cracked up to be. But writing is. Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do---the actual act of writing---turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.”

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Author : Anne Lamott

15. “If you wrote something for which someone sent you a cheque, if you cashed the cheque and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.”

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Author : Stephen King

16. “To live 'forever', let your purpose in life be bigger than you.”

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17. “I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote nine more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organizations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book.”

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Author : Beth Revis

18. “A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.”

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19. “Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.”

Tags : Confidence Publishing
Author : Zig Ziglar

20. “If the novel is dead, I'm a necrophiliac.”

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21. “Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood all too well by those who hate the message. You never know who your readers might be.”

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22. “You can't judge a book by it's cover but you can sure sell a bunch of books if you have a good one.”

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Author : Jayce O'Neal

23. “It can be depressing when no one takes interest, and a lack of response makes the writer question why they’re writing at all. To have one’s writing rejected is like you, yourself, are being rejected. ”

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Source : Apollo Weeps

24. “I finished my first book seventy-six years ago. I offered it to every publisher on the English-speaking earth I had ever heard of. Their refusals were unanimous: and it did not get into print until, fifty years later; publishers would publish anything that had my name on it.”

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25. “It was only after two years' work that it occurred to me that I was a writer. I had no particular expectation that the novel would ever be published, because it was sort of a mess. It was only when I found myself writing things I didn't realise I knew that I said, 'I'm a writer now.' The novel had become an incentive to deeper thinking. That's really what writing is—an intense form of thought.”

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Author : Don DeLillo

26. “Readers have a loyalty that cannot be matched anywhere else in the creative arts, which explains why so many writers who have run out of gas can keep coasting anyway, propelled on to the bestseller lists by the magic words AUTHOR OF on the covers of their books.”

Tags : Publishing Writing Craft
Author : Stephen King
Source : Bag of Bones

27. “As a young man just beginning to publish some short fiction in the t&a magazines, I was fairly optimistic about my chances of getting published; I knew that I had some game, as the basketball players say these days, and I also felt that time was on my side; sooner or later the best-selling writers of the sixties and seventies would either die or go senile, making room for newcomers like me.”

Tags : Publishing Writing
Author : Stephen King
Source : On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

28. “Write from the heart. A book without a pulse is like a person without a spirit." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications”

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29. “The book trade invented literary prizes to stimulate sales, not to reward merit.”

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30. “Persistence can look a lot like stupid.”

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Author : Kristen Lamb
Source : Are You There Blog? It's Me, Writer

31. “It wouldn't happen... There hasn't been one publication by a monkey”

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Source : The Ricky Gervais Show - First, Second and Third Seasons

32. “Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.”

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33. “It takes great courage to write great books. Find your courage and find your voice.”

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Author : Kristen Lamb

34. “I would not employ an author to referee a Ping-Pong match. By their very nature they are biased and bloody-minded. Better put a fox in a henhouse than to ask an author to judge his peers. (in a letter to the Governor General about the GA's Literary Awards & his issue--among others--with the judging system, 1981)”

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Source : Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters

35. “It has been our experience that American houses insist on very comprehensive editing; that English houses as a rule require little or none and are inclined to go along with the author's script almost without query. The Canadian practice is just what you would expect--a middle-of-the-road course. We think the Americans edit too heavily and interfere with the author's rights. We think that the English publishers don't take enough editorial responsibility. Naturally, then, we consider our editing to be just about perfect. There's no doubt about it, we Canadians are a superior breed! (in a letter to author Margaret Laurence, dated May, 1960)”

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Source : Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters

36. “We do not like the truth because it is simple, we do not want the truth because it is hard, and we do not trust the truth because it is free. Perhaps because many are idealists and publishing is so frustrating, writers are particularly vulnerable to believing in those who offer hope in exchange for cash. Writers know life is tough and we all want to think of an easier way. Maybe for a rare few, there is. If you count on that, you are a chump and somebody is going to take your money and break your heart.”

Tags : Publishing Writing
Author : Pat Walsh
Source : 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might

37. “Dream up a book on Monday, publish it on Friday.”

Tags : Books Publishing
Author : Jill Novak

38. “When a book leaves its author's desk it changes. Even before anyone has read it, before eyes other than its creator's have looked upon a single phrase, it is irretrievably altered. It has become a book that can be read, that no longer belongs to its maker. It has acquired, in a sense, free will. It will make its journey through the world and there is no longer anything the author can do about it. Even he, as he looks at its sentences, reads them differently now that they can be read by others. They look like different sentences. The book has gone out into the world and the world has remade it.”

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Source : Joseph Anton: A Memoir

39. “Teams that spend a lot of time learning the tricks of the trade will probably never really learn the trade.”

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Author : Yuri Boganov

40. “‎"It almost felt like the dolphin of my heart’s desire playing in the ocean of my life." - on writing”

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Author : Mariam Kobras
Source : The Distant Shore

41. “I've always felt that good writing does not have to be literary.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

42. “People can’t read a book if they don’t know it exists. All authors need to do marketing, regardless of how they published.”

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Author : Jo Linsdell

43. “I have, as may be apparent, not much respect for editors as a class.”

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Author : Piers Anthony
Source : On a Pale Horse

44. “Technically, you cannot really own a book you bought; you can only own the sheets of paper your copy is printed on; unless, of course, you are the book’s publisher.”

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Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

45. “When efforts were being made for 'Gottland' to appear on the French market, I heard that there were fears that it might not attract any readers. It wasn't certain if anyone in the West would be interested in what a Pole has to say about the Czechs. I could understand that — a representative of one marginal nation writing about another marginal nation is unlikely to be a success.”

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Source : Gottland

46. “Publishing your writing is a bewildering mix of emotions somewhere between parental angst and walking down a public beach wearing only a thong. [scrub all you want that mental picture isn’t going anywhere] You feel all the pride and joy as well as the fear and trepidation that come with putting your child out into the world. At the same time you’ve exposed a part of yourself that is normally private and while you hope people will appreciate it, there is a very real possibility of a backlash.You’ve prepared yourself for either eventuality but a ‘no comment’ feels like crickets chirping in your soul.”

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Source : It's Called Helping...You're Welcome

47. “Try being an indie author, a minority author, a woman, and a person with health issues in the world of traditional - that's where you are clearly 'different' and marginalized. I am all of that, yet I am still here and smiling. Life is good!”

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Author : Kailin Gow

48. “Writing is such a solitary occupation that it takes a long time to build up a group of professional peers with whom you genuinely identify.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

49. “You were right the first time, Cathy. It was a stupid, silly story.Ridiculous! Only insane people would die for the sake of love. I'llbet you a hundred to one a woman wrote that junky romantic trash!"Just a minute ago I'd despised that author for bringing about such amiserable ending, then there I went, rushing to the defense. "T. M.Ellis could very well have been a man! Though I doubt any woman writerin the nineteenth century had much chance of being published, unlessshe used her initials, or a man's name. And why is it all men thinkeverything a woman writes is trivial or trashy-or just plain sillydrivel? Don't men have romantic notions? Don't men dream of findingthe perfect love? And it seems to me, that Raymond was far moremushy-minded than Lily!”

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Author : V.C. Andrews
Source : Flowers in the Attic

50. “It's called publishing. It's how smart people install new ideas into other peoples brains.”

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Author : Steven Magee

51. “Online review sites are the slushpiles of feedback.”

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52. “The endorsements on books aren’t entirely impartial. Unbeknownst to the average reader, blurbs are more often than not from the writer’s best friends, colleagues or teachers, or from authors who share the same editor, publisher or agent. They represent a tangled mass of friendships, rivalries, favors traded and debts repaid, not always in good faith.”

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53. “Bad writing, it is easily verified, has never kept scholarship from being published.”

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Source : From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present

54. “Hook your editor with a strong opening sentence to bring attention to your writing.”

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Source : Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success

55. “Anybody can write a book. But writing it well and making it sell - that's the hard part.”

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Author : Jay Taylor
Source : The Rise Of Majick

56. “It is proper Netiquette to post pictures with status updates to make them more engaging. NetworkEtiquette.net”

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Author : David Chiles

57. “This is the cusp of an age at least as exciting and as brimful of potential as the early days of the printing press.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

58. “No matter how good it is, your book will not sell itself.”

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59. “We publish only to satisfy out craving for fame; there's no other motive except the even baser one of making money....”

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Source : Concrete

60. “Technological change is discontinuous. The monks in their scriptoria did not invent the printing press, horse breeders did not invent the motorcar, and the music industry did not invent the iPod or launch iTunes. Early in the new century book publishers, confined within their history and outflanked by unencumbered digital innovators, missed yet another critical opportunity, seized once again by Amazon, this time to build their own universal digital catalog, serving e-book users directly and on their own terms while collecting the names, e-mail addresses, and preferences of their customers. This strategic error will have large consequences.”

Tags : Amazon Ebooks Publishing
Author : Jason Epstein

61. “I don't choose between my house phone and my mobile. I don't choose between my laptop and my notebook. And I don't intend to choose between my e-reader and my bookshelf.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

62. “Only a few short years ago, the average stay-at-home mom spent her relaxation time reading Jackie Collins and staring at the pool boy. Now, half of them are outselling Jackie Collins writing porn about the pool boy.The other half are writing reviews of them."[Surviving in the Amazon Jungle – How authors and reviewers can co-exist in a hostile environment (and run to court if they don’t), Blog post, March 20, 2014]”

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Author : Pete Morin

63. “All indies self-publish but not all self-publishers are indie.”

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Author : Orna Ross

64. “Every line we succeed in publishing today - no matter how uncertain the future to which we entrust it - is a victory wrenched from the powers of darkness.”

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65. “Don't simply dream, create. Don't simply create, ship. Don't simply ship, dream.”

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Author : Ryan Lilly

66. “Publishers are businesses and I don’t blame them for that. If they didn’t make money by publishing books, there wouldn’t be any books.”

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Author : Johnny Rich

67. “Not everyone will like what you write but there's a certain group who'll love what you write. Keep WRITING for them.”

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Author : David Chuka

68. “Content is King. Promotion is Queen”

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Author : Bob Mayer

69. “Authors today need a publisher as much as they need a tapeworm in their guts.”

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Author : Rayne Hall

70. “I have to declare in all candor that no one interested in being published in our time can afford to be so naive as to believe that a book will make it merely because it's good.”

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71. “An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.”

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72. “Sometimes, I'm brave.Sometimes, I'm just stubbron.”

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73. “I have rewritten — often several times — every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.”

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Source : Speak, Memory

74. “As long as your work remains unwritten in your head, it has no effect on anyone. Except you. And not in a good way. Once you let your idea out of the hermetically sealed vault of your brain and out into the fresh air, it will immediately start to evolve. The minute you get it down on a piece of paper, it will change.And once you let it out of the house — once someone else gets to experience it — everything is changed.You are changed. The project is changed. The audience is changed.That’s the alchemy of art.”

Tags : Alchemy Art Audience Change Courage Creativity Experience Impact Progress Project Publishing Sharing Work
Author : Sam Bennett
Source : Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

75. “Note to the wise: whenever someone insists that he wants to buy something from you, but tells you there’s no real value in it yet, two things are happening: he’s lying, and you’re being taken.”

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76. “The thing you don't realize, my dear girl, is that I have been forced by the economic realities to start taking publishing very seriously. For example, it has been brought to my attention that our ability to continue to pay the hordes of people employed by M&S (God knows how many mouths have to be fed) depends directly on the number of copies of your new book [Life Before Man] that we are able to sell between September and Christmas. In past I have been able to treat this whole thing as a fun game. I have never been troubled by the cavalier explanations about lost manuscripts and fuck-ups of various sorts. Now I have learned that this is a deadly serious game. I don't laugh at jokes about the Canadian postal service. I cry. (in a letter to author Margaret Atwood, dated February, 1979)”

Tags : Editing Editor Humor Margaret Atwood Publishing Writing
Source : Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters

77. “Even though it’s pleasing to boast about achievements I have earned in my generation, nothing makes me more content in the world than just having the exciting opportunity to share my passion of work with the public. What is even more exhilarating, is being able (having the capability) to spend quality time with my loving wife, (Gloria) and family doing what I love most in the world -- writing. Their total well-being and health, along with my health too means everything to me. I have had my fair share of narrow escapes in my life to know how important my family, and health are to me. I will never take that for granted again – ever.”

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Source : Obliterated: Everything is About To Change

78. “If I send all the books that I faithfully wrote overseas, would that, for any chance, be considered work-shipping??”

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Source : ONE HUNDRED ONE WORLD ACCOUNTS in ONE HUNDRED ONE WORD COUNT

79. “Like writing, publishing is not easy. No endeavor worth pursuing is. Discomfort and fear are easy outs—and ultimately dead ends. They are responses to keep us locked in the role of victim. Empowerment is encapsulated in the written word. Writing about trauma is more than simply documenting experience—it’s about illuminating life on earth. It’s about transforming tragedy into art, and hoping that somehow that piece of art may help someone else who’s gone through something unbearable and who doesn’t yet see that there is truly a light at the end of the tunnel. . . . It’s about transcendence. It’s about where we go from here.” Tracy Strauss”

Tags : Publishing Transcendence Unbearable
Source : Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, And Then There's The Dog

80. “As it stands there is a very strong argument that as the book trade becomes increasingly corporate it's our literary heritage that is at risk - a vital part of our culture.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

81. “He wondered fleetingly how many people who sat alone for hours as they scribbled their stories practiced talking about their work during their coffee breaks....”

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Source : The Silkworm

82. “Some writers aren't writers, they are mere escapees' and refugees' on an exile from the jungle of thoughts.”

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83. “Përndryshe, në qoftë se shtëpitë botuese mjaftohen të shesin vepra të përkthyera, të cilat janë seleksionuar gjetiu, atëherë kthehemi te muhabeti i free riders; meqë ashtu shtëpitë botuese heqin dorë nga roli i tyre kulturor, duke u mjaftuar me shitjen e qofteve.”

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Author : Ardian Vehbiu

84. “A vision of the little house in Soho flickered across his mind’s eye, his mother at a desk, writing in her journal, with hazy sunlight streaming through the morning windows. The woman inhabited a world he had once thought his own – a world of publishers and reliable suppliers. A London that was confident and competent amid its grey, puddle-strewn streets.”

Tags : Books Literature London Nostalgia Publishing The Past
Author : Sara Sheridan
Source : On Starlit Seas

85. “Like Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake and Robert B. Parker and oh so many others, I want to die with my boots on, facedown on my keyboard if possible, in the middle of a sentence.”

Tags : Creative Writing Publishing Writer Writing Life

86. “We have more choice than ever before about where and how we buy and read books.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

87. “Readership is highly dependent upon format and distribution as much as it is on content.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

88. “I am completely unflustered by whichever medium people choose to read my words. I'm just delighted they're reading them at all!”

Tags : Ebooks Format Publishing Reading Words Writer Writing
Author : Sara Sheridan

89. “Turning a manuscript into a book is easy; getting the manuscript ready to become a book is hard.”

Tags : Book Manuscript Publishing Writing
Author : A.P. Fuchs

90. “Fight the System! Or become a statistic!”

Tags : Publishing System

91. “Publishing is definitely something you do because you enjoy educating or entertaining people.”

Tags : Educating Entertaining People Publishing
Author : Steven Magee

92. “It began to falter not when the book publishers who loved books gave way to those who preferred profits to reading. It happened when publishers and editors cut back on their drinking. If there is one national flower in book publishing, it is the martini.”

Tags : Alcohol Books Publishing
Author : Al Silverman

93. “Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram--it's the eagle on your credit card that only seems to soar.”

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Author : Anne Lamott

94. “A good book is not the same as a successful one.”

Tags : Books Literature Novels Publishing Quality Success Writing
Author : Johnny Rich

95. “For a writer it's a genuinely interesting and hopefully profitable era that makes a variety of books available to a variety of readers, extending both what's available and who gets to read it.”

Tags : Books Ebooks Industry Market Publishing Writer Writing
Author : Sara Sheridan

96. “The hard fact is that writing is available to readers because of market factors as much as particular writing talent.”

Tags : Capitalism Economy Market Publishing Readers Talent Writing
Author : Sara Sheridan

97. “Contract law is essentially a defensive scorched-earth battleground where the constant question is, “if my business partner was possessed by a brain-eating monster from beyond spacetime tomorrow, what is the worst thing they could do to me?”

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98. “In the industry, trying out new genres is not always encouraged but what I've discovered is that as a writer, a jaunt outside my comfort zone generally brings new skills to the main body of my work.”

Tags : Books Comfort Zone Genre Industry Inspiration Publishing Writer Writing
Author : Sara Sheridan

99. “Digital distribution has widened the reading world.”

Tags : Books Digital Distribution Publishing Reading Writing
Author : Sara Sheridan

100. “I'm a professional writer and I consider it part of my job to publicise my work and these days part of that job is done online.”

Tags : Author Internet Job Novelist Online Professional Publicity Publishing Social Media Work Writer
Author : Sara Sheridan

101. “A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eye with his pants down.”

Tags : Author Publishing Writing

102. “it takes a village to build success in publishing a book - it takes friends that are willing to help - it takes hours upon hours of no's to get to a yes, it takes many twists and turns with seemingly no end to the detours, it takes courage to face the unknowns - it takes and it takes and it takes - But then, like a flower opening its blossom - it gives.........”

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Author : Rich Okun
Source : The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Maya: A Collection of Little Sayings about Enormous Things.

103. “In this age where people can become famous without doing anything, we are now encouraging a literary and publishing atmosphere where you must become famous before you can do anything.”

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104. “Publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing the book is only the start.”

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Author : Jo Linsdell

105. “To refer even in passing to unpublished or struggling authors and their problems is to put oneself at some risk, so I will say here and now that any unsolicited manuscripts or typescripts sent to me will be destroyed unread. You must make your way yourself. Why you should be so set on the nearly always disappointing profession is a puzzling question.”

Tags : Aspiration Humour Publication Publishing Writers Writers On Writing Writing Writing Life
Author : Kingsley Amis
Source : The Amis Collection: Selected Non-fiction

106. “You have made some notes, read some writing books, and done some research. Mostly what you've done is talk about writing a book. An idea for a book is not a book; it is a waste of time. There is no singular thing that makes someone a writer, but there is one thing that makes someone a joke--talking about writing a book without doing any work.”

Tags : Publishing Writing
Author : Pat Walsh
Source : 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might

107. “I often think publishing a book is like doing a poo. Once it's ready for the world, you have to relinquish that control and let nature take its course. A few will be impressed by your creation, others will be disgusted. Plus, no one will enjoy your success and achievement in producing it as much as you did.”

Tags : Humor Publishing Writing
Author : H.O. Charles

108. “Publicamos para não passar a vida a corrigir rascunhos. Quer dizer, a gente publica um livro para livrar-se dele”

Tags : Publishing

109. “An author’s strong belief and enthusiasm will affect the writing of the book and often the publisher’s commitment to it.”

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Author : Sterling Lord
Source : Lord of Publishing: A Memoir

110. “Once in every few publishing seasons there is an Event. For no apparent reason, the great heart of the Public gives a startled jump, and the public's great purse is emptied to secure copies of some novel which has stolen into the world without advance advertising and whose only claim to recognition is that The Licensed Victuallers' Gazette has stated in a two-line review that it is 'readable'.”

Tags : Publishing
Source : Mulliner Nights

111. “When content scarcity was the norm, we could live with a minimum of context. In a limited market, our editors became skilled in making decisions about what would be published. Now, in an era of abundance, editors have inherited a new and fundamentally different role: figuring out how “what is published” will be discovered.”

Tags : Publishing
Author : Hugh McGuire
Source : Book: A Futurist's Manifesto

112. “If you write in the Old World, and against it, your work must die, go missing, be veiled, before it can live the life for which it was destined in the New World.”

Tags : Philosophy Publishing Writing

113. “Josephy visited several leading Manhattan bookstores and sadly discovered the explanation [from his agent] to be generally correct; books about Indians were shelved in the back of the stores alongside books about natural history, dinosaurs, plants, birds, and animals rather than being placed alongside biographies and histories of Americans, Europeans, Asians, Africans, and other great world cultures. Puzzled, Josephy began asking bookstore managers for a justification of this marketing tactic and was informed that Indian books had “just always been placed there.” The longer he pondered booksellers’ indifference toward Indians, the more annoyed Josephy became with the realization that bookstore marketing tactics were simply a reflection of the pervasive thinking throughout the United States in 1961: Americans believed Indians to be a vanished people. “Thinking about it made me angry,” Josephy wrote in his autobiography, “and I vowed that someday, some way, I would do something about this ignorant insult.”

Tags : Marketing Native American Publishing
Author : Bobby Bridger
Source : Where the Tall Grass Grows: Becoming Indigenous and the Mythological Legacy of the American West

114. “Stop thinking “Outside the box” and look what is actually in the box first. You jump around from marketing gimmick to marketing gimmick without a clear plan or goal, hoping to reproduce someone else’s success without understanding all of the nuances and factors that went into that success. Further, people are so busy recreating the wheel that they have forgotten what the wheel looks like.”

Tags : Advertising Marketing Publishing

115. “[April Michelle Davis's motto on freelancing in the publishing industry:] Like it, love it, live it. Like your genres, love what you do, live your profession.”

Tags : Editorial Inspirational Publishing
Source : A Guide for the Freelance Indexer

116. “I sense a hint of bitterness in this letter of yours and in a previous one. Excellent: we are living in a dark period, there is absolutely nothing going right, and the only consolation we have is to think about the brevity of life. I have to say that in this situation I am absolutely fine, and I am giving myself up finally to total misanthropy, which I now discover corresponds fully to my true nature. But you seem to be still anxious about something or other. Ha, ha! Don’t worry, it will just get worse and worse.”

Tags : Publishing
Author : Italo Calvino
Source : Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985

117. “It is bound to be a failure, every book is a failure, but I do know with some clarity what kind of book I want to write.”

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Author : George Orwell
Source : Why I Write

118. “F(r)iction is the best of everything we’ve ever loved. F(r)iction is experimental. F(r)iction is strange. F(r)iction pokes the soft spots, touches nerves most would rather remain protected. F(r)iction is secrets and truths and most importantly—stories. F(r)iction is weird, in every respect.”

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119. “Americans...publish more books than any other country, but the per capita figure is surprisingly low. Of the English-speaking nations, the United States comes in fifth, behind the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. The United Kingdom publishes 2,336 books per person, the United States 545.”

Tags : Books Publishing
Author : Lewis Buzbee
Source : The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History

120. “During their subsequent meetings, which were soon and often, Lance confessed and anatomized his passion for her. He even gave her its (the passion’s, of course) biography. It had been born of a book jacket, the one responsible for the only really nice thing ever said about Eloise Michaud in a metropolitan review—“The photo-portrait on the book jacket will move as many books as, say, good writing might. To be honest, however, the picture is worth quite the price of the volume. Miss Michaud is the most scrumptious scrivener ever to set pen to the paper of a book-club contract.”

Tags : Humor Publishing
Source : The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume IX: And Now the News...

121. “Rejection is no badge of honour.”

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Author : Johnny Rich

122. “What has seven editions (the book had already gone into no less) got to do with the value of it? Was not writing poetry a secret transaction, a voice answering a voice? So that all this chatter and praise and blame and meeting people who admired one and meeting people who did not admire one was as ill suited as could be to the thing itself — a voice answering a voice.”

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Source : Orlando

123. “For all his profanity and bedroom antics, though, Homer was a relative prude when it came to misbehaving on the page.”

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Source : Muse

124. “Everything published goes down the same chute out of the overbright glare of publicity into oblivion.”

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125. “Marketing isn’t sleazy car salesman tactics. Marketing isn’t tricking people into buying. Marketing isn’t unethical. Marketing isn’t intrusive self-promotion. Marketing is two things: (1) creating lasting connections with people, through (2) a focus on being relentlessly helpful.”

Tags : Book Marketing Publishing
Author : Tim Grahl

126. “Getting blurbs is one of the most time-consuming, difficult parts of the job. If I could have one wish about publishing it would be to banish blurbs. Then I’d have so much more time to spend on everything else.”

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Author : Lee Boudreaux

127. “Canada is the place where maple syrup is its own food group.”

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Author : Jenny McWha

128. “What happened was that just after graduation, I and some of the people I knew were contemplating our circumstances. Our circumstances being poorly paid jobs if we worked in the arts, two hours of sleep if we worked in money, and a newfound sense of intellectual inferiority if we worked in publishing.”

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Source : I Was Told There'd Be Cake

129. “It’s not about the size of your book, It’s about the substance in it.”

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130. “By their very nature, idiots do not have the intellectual capacity to identify genius. All that idiots are mentally equipped to recognize are other idiots.”

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Author : Dermot Davis
Source : Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World

131. “The big trinity of publishing: mystery, thrillers and romance. If you can combine all three, then it’s a winner’s trifecta and you’ll be rich beyond your dreams.”

Tags : Authors Genre Publishing Writing
Author : Dermot Davis
Source : Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World

132. “But just understand the difference between a man like Reardon and a man like me. He is the old type of unpractical artist; I am the literary man of 1882. He won't make concessions, or rather, he can't make them; he can't supply the market. I--well, you may say that at present, I do nothing; but that's a great mistake, I am learning my business. Literature nowadays is a trade. Putting aside men of genius, who may succeed by mere cosmic force, your successful man of letters is your skilful tradesman. He thinks first and foremost of the markets; when one kind of goods begins to go off slackly, he is ready with something new and appetising. He knows perfectly all the possible sources of income. Whatever he has to sell, he'll get payment for it from all sorts of various quarters; none of your unpractical selling for a lump sum to a middleman who will make six distinct profits.”

Tags : Business Literature Publishing
Source : New Grub Street

133. “The road to publication can be rough, take snacks and a friend.”

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134. “There is only two kind of #books .First one is by some #famous person and Second one makes a person #famous .”

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Author : Tushar Upreti

135. “There are two motives for writing a book: one, that you may save what you know, the other, that you may share what you know with the public.”

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136. “Bezos kept pushing for more. He asked Blake to exact better terms from the smallest publishers, who would go out of business if it weren't for the steady sales of their back catalogs on Amazon. Within the books group, the resulting program was dubbed the Gazelle Project because Bezos suggested to Blake in a meeting that Amazon should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.As part of the Gazelle Project, Blake's group categorized publishers in terms of their dependency n Amazon and then opened negotiations with the most vulnerable companies. Three book buyers at the time recall this effort. Blake herself said that Bezos meant the cheetah-and-gazelle analogy as a joke and it was carried too far. Yet the program clearly represented something real--an emerging realpolitik approach toward book publishers, an attitude whose ruthlessness startled even some Amazon employees. Soon after the Gazelle Project began, Amazon's lawyers heard about the name and insisted it be changed to the less incendiary Small Publisher Negotiation Program.”

Tags : Amazon Depressing Jeff Bezos Publishing
Author : Brad Stone
Source : The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

137. “Between my first book tour, in 2003, and the next one, in 2009, many of the places I visited had undergone a significant transformation or vanished: Cody’s in Berkeley, seven branch libraries in Philadelphia, twelve of the fourteen bookstores in Harvard Square, Harry W. Schwartz in Milwaukee and, in my own hometown of Washington, D.C., Olsson’s and Chapters.”

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Author : Azar Nafisi
Source : The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

138. “One of the greatest gifts we can give someone is our undivided attention--a thought that whispers constantly in the ear of any author who respects their readers.”

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139. “Books are like horcruxes--without all the evil--because a piece of the author goes into each one.”

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140. “Every time you publish a book, be prepared to eat a fresh slice of humble pie.”

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Author : Shana James

141. “You may as well attempt to colonise the moon with white mice as publish a volume of poetry'.”

Tags : Publishing
Source : Clouds Among the Stars

142. “It is the heavy reality of the writing life which makes the “why” so easy to forget: Gutless rejection letters, denigrating revision letters, incompetent copy edits, insulting reviews, late checks, disappointing sales, down-trending print-runs, shrinking advances, royalties paid in a geological timeframe, imprints folding, publishers downsizing their lists and conglomerating their overhead. One day your editor expresses all the enthusiasm of an overtired undertaker. The next day your agent demonstrates all the faith and commitment of a diseased streetwalker. Your book is packaged with a cover that would embarrass anyone who wasn’t raised in a Red Light district. You give a thoughtful interview only to discover the resultant article describes you as churning out potboilers. Three people show up at your book signing, two of them because they thought you were someone else; the third person came because you owe him money. When you make the New York Times list, a neighbor asks you “which” NYT list you’re on, because there must be a separate one for the trash you write. Though you’ve been publishing regularly for years, you know people who ask, every single time they see you, if you still write. (No, I fell back on my independent wealth when the going got tough.)”

Tags : Publishing Writing
Author : Laura Resnick
Source : Rejection, Romance and Royalties: The Wacky World of a Working Writer

143. “Beautiful publishers say beautiful things and then We're sorry, but no... and then more beautiful things. It's a shit sandwich with branston pickle and melted gouda.I read it out loud to the kids. I stick it to the fridge with the others. Some writers do that because it turns their crank to have a Wall of Publishers Who Passed And Will Someday Regret It. I don't. Each one is, really and truly, a gift. We look at them and the boys and I talk about rejection, all kinds of it. Creative, karmic, romantic. Nothing works out until something does.”

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Author : Kate Inglis

144. “Publishing would be so wonderful without those wretched authors.”

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Source : Muse

145. “It was one of the realities of publishing: what was truly new often languished in the warehouse nearly unasked-for. One of the tricks of publishing was catching the wave of public taste at the right moment.”

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Source : Muse

146. “Most of the smaller houses had been gobbled up by so-called general-interest publishers, most of them now owned in turn by much bigger conglomerates who’d publish anything they could get their hands on that had a chance of making money.”

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Source : Muse

147. “A book's a strange thing. It's ideas, feelings. It's fragile and complicated. You can't make them like refrigerators or cars.”

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Source : Les ignorants. Récit d'une initiation croisée

148. “Three carefully stringed words are worth more than a book of gibberish. It's not the word count but the impact of those words that counts.”

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149. “Publishing is a business and writing is an art. The two have to be crammed together despite the clearly different motivations behind them.”

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150. “Someone ought to publish a book about the doomsayers who keep publishing books about the end of publishing.”

Tags : Books End Publishing
Source : To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

151. “It may take a village to raise a baby, but hell! it takes an army to produce a book.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

152. “Writing the same kind of material is no guarantee you'll be working from the same ethos so that writers from different fields are just as likely to have an understanding of each other's work as someone working in the same genre.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

153. “I hope that, whatever happens within the publishing industry, because of the increased control writers have of their own careers, better sales information and the advent of the internet, that ultimately this change in our working environment will be a change for the better.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

154. “Bookshops are at the coalface of our industry.”

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Author : Sara Sheridan

155. “Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can. It’s about publishing as smart as you can.”

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Author : Jon Morrow

156. “Besides,” said Mr Norrell, “I really have no desire to write reviews of other people's books. Modern publications upon magic are the most pernicious things in the world, full of misinformation and wrong opinions.” “Then sir, you may say so. The ruder you are, the more the editors will be delighted.” “But it is my own opinions which I wish to make better known, not other people's.” “Ah, but, sir,” said Lascelles, “it is precisely by passing judgements upon other people's work and pointing out their errors that readers can be made to understand your own opinions better. It is the easiest thing in the world to turn a review to one's own ends. One only need mention the book once or twice and for the rest of the article one may develop one's theme just as one chuses. It is, I assure you, what every body else does.” “Hmm,” said Mr Norrell thoughtfully, “you may be right. But, no. It would seem as if I were lending support to what ought never to have been published in the first place.”

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Source : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

157. “Apparently, my hopes, dreams and aspirations were no match against my poor spelling, punctuation and grammar.”

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Author : Red Red Rover

158. “There are three certainties in a writer's life: death, taxes, and rejection letters.”

Tags : Publishing Rejection Writing Life
Author : T.L. Rese

159. “What you have not published, you can destroy. The word once sent forth can never be recalled.”

Tags : Publishing
Author : Horace
Source : Satires and Epistles

160. “If you don’t put 99 percent of yourself into the writing, there will be no publishing career. There’s the writer and there’s the author. The author—you don’t ever think about the author. Just think about the writer. So my advice would be, find a way to not care—easier said than done. Accept that the world may never notice this thing you worked so hard at. And instead, do it for it, find a job, find a way of living that gives you an hour or two or three a day to do it, and then work your ass off sending out, trying to get out there, but do not put the pressure on the work to do something for you. Because then you’re going to be writing dishonestly and for the market instead of for the characters and your story.”

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161. “Publishing a book is like being pregnant. By the end, you're just ready to get that baby out!”

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162. “Before Gutenberg, libraries were small -- the Cambridge University library had only 122 volumes in 1424, for instance; after Gutenberg literacy became widespread.”

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Author : Larry Stone
Source : The Story of the Bible: The Fascinating History of Its Writing, Translation and Effect on Civilization

163. “Still, to be urged to write and to be urged to publish are two different things and nobody so far was urging her to do the latter.”

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Author : Alan Bennett

164. “Behind every novel is a greater story of how it came to be published.”

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Author : T.L. Rese

165. “Without the book business it would be difficult or impossible for true books to find their true readers and without that solitary (and potentially subversive) alone with a book the whole razzmatazz of prizes, banquets, television spectaculars, bestseller lists, even literature courses, editors and authors, are all worthless. Unless a book finds lovers among those solitary readers, it will not live . . . or live for long.”

Tags : Book Business Publishing Reading
Author : John McGahern
Source : Love of the World: Essays