The Hermit Empire of the Publishing Industry

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Today, I’d like to talk about rejection.

And I don’t mean in that ridiculous “failure is the best thing that ever happened to me” nonsense you get from the success blogger set, either. I’m talking numbers here — the nuts and bolts.

I believe that the publishing industry in general is sealing itself off, and it is those raw numbers that tell the tale.



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