Best-Sellers Initially Rejected

Best-Sellers Initially Rejected

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Rejection is an imperative test of one’s character

Some writers continually submit the same manuscript until it is accepted. Others chose to do a more polished draft before sending it out again. A select few learn from the lessons of submissions, to write a completely new book.

What they all have in common is a persistence to never give up on their dream; a dream that has elevated them from writer, to best-selling author.

They have written  some of the most critically praised and commercially successful books of all time. In some cases their enormous sales were so consistent that they even kept their publishers afloat.

Yet in spite of this phenomenal success, every single one of these best selling authors was initially rejected. Literary agents and publishers informed them in an endless stream of rejection letters that nobody would be interested in reading their book.

Here is an extensive collection of the some of the biggest errors of judgement in publishing history.

After 5 years of continual rejection, the writer finally lands a publishing deal:

Agatha Christie. Her book sales are now in excess of $2 billion. Only William Shakespeare has sold more.

J K Rowling. The Christopher Little Literary Agency receives 12 publishing rejections in a row for their new client, until the eight-year-old daughter of a Bloomsbury editor demands to read the rest of the book.

The editor agrees to publish but advises the writer to get a day job since she has little chance of making money in children’s books.

Yet Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling  spawns a series where the last four novels consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history, on both sides of the Atlantic, with combined sales of 450 million.

Louis L’Amour received 200 rejections before Bantam took a chance on him. He is now their best ever selling author with 330 million sales.

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After 27 Rejections, Dr. Seuss Almost Burned His First Unpublished Book – But He Hung In There and Went on to Become a Best-Selling Author

After 27 Rejections, Dr. Seuss Almost Burned His Unpublished Book – by Mark

James Lee Burke once said, “There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.”

However, in the case of well-loved children’s book writer and illustrator Dr. Seuss, it wasn’t a simple, single rejection. In fact, he got turned down 27 times by different publishers before he was able to get his first book published. Vanguard Press eventually gave his work a shit.

….These days, Dr. Seuss’ books have become bestsellers and some of which have been adapted into successful feature films…

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Dr. Seuss Wanted To Quit After His First Book Was Rejected 27 Times. Then THIS Changed Everything

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Trump’s ‘Enemies’ in the Media are Getting Rich off Him by Kyle Smith

Trump’s ‘Enemies’ in the Media are Getting Rich off Him by Kyle Smith

….But one Trump business is thriving, though not necessarily for the president: Trump Media Inc.

Trump is doing for TV ratings and print subscriptions what President Obama did for gun sales: sending them through the roof.

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Church of Scientology allegedly covered up abuse claims filed against That ’70s Show TV star Danny Masterson

Of course, the actor is denying the allegations. If true, it’s disappointing. He seemed like a grouchy, yet ultimately likable, decent guy in his TV character on “That 70s Show.”

By the way, of note to this actor Bozo (Masterson) and to his spokespersons, who seem to feel that, “but I was in a relationship with the purported victims, so I could not have sexually attacked them!” absolves him, or is a great defense:

Rape and sexual assault are not just things that happen by a stranger to a woman they do not know, but can also happen by men who are MARRIED TO, DATING, or in a live-in relationship, with women.

Rape is not only a situation of a man in a trench coat jumping out from behind a bush at night to drag a woman victim he does not know into an alley and rape her.

Husbands have been known to rape or abuse their wives. Boyfriends have been known to rape or abuse their girlfriends. Therefore, don’t tell me you are above suspicion because you were dating, or living with, some of these women.

Los Angeles police investigate ‘That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson in sex assaults

LAPD Investigating ‘That ’70s Show’ Actor Danny Masterson Over Sexual-Assault Claims

 ‘That 70’s Show’ star Danny Masterson faces sexual assault allegations 

‘THAT 70S SHOW’ STAR DANNY MASTERSON ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT BY MULTIPLE WOMEN

Actor Danny Masterson denies allegations that he sexually assaulted three women 

Danny Masterson Slams Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini For His Rape Scandal

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As Radar previously reported, Tony Ortega of The Underground Bunkerprovided the document after breaking the bombshell news that Masterson has been the target of multiple sexual assault allegations in the early 2000s.

According to an LAPD investigative report filed by one victim in 2016, one incident occurred in December 2001, when she was living with Masterson in LA for six years.

The alleged victim “went to bed and when she woke up [she] was bleeding from her anus,” the report claims.

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The Business of Love: How Hollywood Relationships Can Benefit Celebrities

Hollywood and actors are even MORE fake and insincere than I originally thought…

This is certainly depressing and disillusioning.

The Business of Love: How Hollywood Relationships Can Benefit Celebrities |

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Love is love, but in Hollywood, love can also be business.

Hopeless romantics should proceed with caution, because this may not be the worldview-shattering news you wanted to hear.

But, once the rose-colored glasses are gingerly removed and tossed aside in favor of some realism, it becomes clear that if two celebrities benefit from being involved romantically, it actually isn’t as cynical as it may seem.

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This Man Read 2000 Obituaries in a Year and Here’s What He Learned

This Man Read 2000 Obituaries in a Year and Here’s What He Learned by Jessica Brown

Entrepreneur Lux Narayan’s breakfast reading of preference is obituaries.

One day, as he read the New York Times newspaper, he wondered how a person could lead a life that would ultimately end in their obituary being featured in the Times, for people like Narayan to read over their breakfast.

He said in his  Ted Talk that he decided to look at 2,000 editorial obituaries over 20 months between 2015 and 2016.

He looked at their words; taking descriptors and feeding them into a language processing programme, which took out all the filler words and left the significant ones.

This is just some of what he found:

Film, theatre, music, dance and of course, art, are huge.

Over 40 percent.

You have to wonder why, in so many societies, we insist that our kids pursue engineering or medicine or business or law to be construed as successful.

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Left Wing Celebrity Joss Whedon’s Continual Anti-Right Wing, Anti-Trump Rhetoric

Left Wing Celebrity Joss Whedon’s Continual Anti-Right Wing, Anti-Trump Rhetoric

In the future, should this Whedon guy opine rudely about Trump or politics again, I suppose I may amend this post to add links to whatever new, obnoxious thing he’s said to the bottom of this post.

In the several months since I started this blog and its associated Twitter account, I keep seeing Joss Whedon’s name pop up. The guy is a liberal, he’s a film director, and he keeps trashing right wingers, Republicans, and/or Trump.

He produced or directed the 1990s TV show “Buffy the Vampire” slayer (a show I used to enjoy very much), and he’s either directed or written scripts for several of the Marvel comic book character movies (several of which I’ve also enjoyed).

Based on every map I’ve seen of the 2016 Presidential election, that shows the Popular Vote, Hillary Clinton mainly only won on the west and east coasts (e.g, California, New York), which most maps represent by shading blue. The rest of the country, for the most part, is shaded in Red, showing that most people in those states voted for Trump.

Of course, Trump won the electoral vote, which seems to have many liberals frothing at the mouth in anger. If we’re going by the Popular Vote, which Clinton won, based on my memory of maps showing who won what, Hillary only got the popular vote on the east and west coasts.

I cannot fathom the sour grapes of liberals such as Joss Whedon who want to alienate, exclude, or disregard all the “red areas” of the map, which went to Trump.

It seems to me if you don’t want Trump to win in the next election, you would very much care to know why your side lost the election (and stop it with the “Russians are to blame” nonsense), and try to appeal to folks who voted for Trump.

As has been pointed out time and again in the news, many of those in the “rust belt” of the nation who voted for Trump in 2016 had voted for Obama (Democrat) in the past two previous elections!

There is obviously something very wrong with the Democratic Party that former Democratic voters switched to Republican (and Trump) in the 2016 races, and the Russians had nothing to do with it.

From Time magazine:

Donald Trump election map

Via CNN:

Presidental Results (shows popular vote information)

Via CBS:

Trump v. Clinton: What the popular vote in each state shows

Looking at the vote totals in each state helps explain it: Clinton’s entire popular vote margin, for example, is less than her overall margin of victory in California (which she won by more than 4 million votes). New York, too, is a populous state that delivered Clinton 1.7 million more votes than Trump but couldn’t help her overcome the Electoral College deficit.

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Via Townhall:

Without California, Trump Would’ve Won 1.4 Million More Popular Votes Than Clinton

Picking on or mocking folks who voted for Trump does not come across like a winning strategy to me, and, there again, I am really tired of famous people, especially left wingers, who pontificate publicly about their political views, and especially in such a rude or obnoxious fashion:

Lefty Celeb Joss Whedon Mocks Trump Voters: ‘Uncaring and Obnoxious’

by Scott Whitlock

March 2, 2017

Liberal director Joss Whedon on Monday mocked the 62 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump as “uncaring and obnoxious.” In an interview with the website Good, the filmmaker spat, “We have a mass movement going on. It just needs to prove it’s stronger than 60 million very misinformed voters who are not afraid to be uncaring and obnoxious.” 

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