Archive for 'Publishing'

Wells on agents

In the past I was not so wise as I am now; I left nearly all my business to an agent. I am still encumbered with his slovenly and disadvantageous agreements.–H.G. Wells

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Shaw on publishing

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. As 99 per cent of English authors and 100 per cent American ones are just such imbeciles, managers and publishers make a practice of asking […]

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Forster on reviews

Some reviews give pain. That is regrettable, but no author has the right to whine. He invited publicity, and he must take the publicity that comes along.–E.M.Forster

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Tan on after the sale

What I found myself writing, after the success of the first book, was a second book baed on what I thought various people wanted–something fairy tale-like, or exotic, or cerebral, or cultural, or historical, or poetic, or simple, or complex.–Amy Tan

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Galbreadth on testing the work

And courage, always courage. However lovingly done, the work must be tested in fire.–William Galbreadth

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Woodford on the writer-editor relationship

Don’t forget both you and the editor are putting on an unceasing act for the public, and between you there should be the same relation that exists between the magician and his assistant, off stage.–Jack Woodford

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Nietzsche on critics

Critics desire our blood, not our pain.–Friedrich Nietzsche

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Bell on book self-promotion

Your success as a writer is inversely proportional to the anxiety you let yourself feel for promotion. Meaning, the more anxious you are about forcing success through self-promotional effort, the less creative energy you have for the writing itself. Because the most important promotional tool you have is your best book. Period.

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Reavey on publishing

. . . time spent peddling an unfinished novel could be better spent finishing it. –Margaret Reavey

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