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on 28 July 2011
I know that the publishing industry can be awfully cold at times and I suppose that as an unpublished author, I bought this book for maybe a little guidance and comfort. Mistake. This book made me feel like I had more chance of having dinner with Elvis than getting published; it's a book rife with sombre authors and publishing professionals that are full of woe. If you are looking for a brutal, very honest opinion on the publishing industry, this is most certainly the book for you. It's defiantly not a pep talk for new writers.
On the upside it does have a good section which attempts to debunk the craziness behind the scenes following an offer of representation from an agent, for those who have managed to find the golden ticket amongst the unrelenting sea of rejection letters.
I think that from now on I may enjoy just the process of writing a good story a little more and forget about the business of getting published for a long while.