Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pausal Note #2.

Need another break? Me too.

I have to admit, blogging is new to me. I like the exposure it gives my works... I hope you all are sharing this blog with others.

Did you know that Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was turned down 44 times by publishers before his work "And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street" was accepted by Brown Publishing (a small publisher in NYC)?

Random House tried to acquire him after his work was a huge success, but it's reported he sent his "rejection" letter from them (one of the 44) as his response. Random House's rejection letter stated (like most others) that children didn't like poetry and that nonsensical stories won't sell.

Random House bo't Brown Publishing and eventually gave Seuss his own division "Beginner Books". No single author has sold half as many books for Random House to date.

Apology accepted.

Break's over! Back on your heads!

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