Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Good News Escapes From The Sad World Of Publishing

Interesting article here about the recent success of Sam Lipsyte's new novel, Home Land, which apparently was turned down by thirty publishers in the past two years before his agent decided to sell it in England first, where it was received wonderfully, and then finally after someone else took the risk on it, an American publisher picked it up. This is thouroughly lovely news for Mr. Lipsyte, though I agree with him when he says that he feels for the next guy who doesn't get the break he got cut in this book's last hour, so to speak. The publishing world is one crazy scary mofo place, man. I've stolen the link from Maud Newton, who always has her finger on the pulse, it seems.


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