Imagine walking up to a stranger in the street… and asking for £1K.
“I’m going to the races,” you say. “When I come back I’ll have doubled or even tripled your money. Hell, I might even surprise you and make a cool million.”
Do you think he or she is doing to hand over the money? Erm. Tough one, but probably not.
Ok, this is the type of letter that I regularly receive in my mail box and I never know whether to laugh or cry:
“What iswrong with the publishing industry is they are stale, they won’t tyake a chance with none published writers. I have never had a bad letter about my writings only (enjoyed your book good luck) or words to that efect. If they enjoy my stories (children’s stories) why not take a chance!?!”
Shall I answer or would you like to?
Why do publishers and agents reject books? Hmm. Tricky.