After One, 10 or 100 “No’s”: When Do You Give Up on a Book Pitch?

In Discussion by Guest Contributor

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By David Henry Sterry

Today’s lead story looks at some of the lessons learned from Pitchapalooza NYC 2010.

Editors and agents are trained to say “no” because they take on so few projects and get pitched so many books. So when you pitch your book and you get back a “no” or two or ten or hundred, what to do? When do you give up? And when do you persevere?

Share your experiences and let us know what you think in the comments.

PS: Agents, who often experience just as much rejection as authors, are encouraged to respond as well.

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Guest contributors to Publishing Perspectives have diverse backgrounds in publishing, media and technology. They live across the globe and bring unique, first-hand experience to their writing.