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The First Writer and Editor: 'Take out that part?! Are you nuts? How is the stampede scene at the end of the cave going to make sense without it?!'
'The publisher wants to know how the article on the booming economy is coming along.'
"I'm sorry, Susie, but right now we're not in the market for a 'kiss and tell' book."
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"I'm talking so much about books I haven't read I feel like I'm back in publishing."
"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"Great money scenes!"
Danae's Prescient Auto-Biography: '...My prescient autobiography is a publisher's dream...no need for fact-checking!'
"We're still pretty far apart. I'm looking for a six-figure advance and they're refusing to read the manuscript."
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"We feel that your female characters are somewhat undeveloped."
"I'm tired of people who write first novels."
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"I can't help thinking there's a book in this."
Tags:adam and eve, adam & eve, book, books, publisher, publishers, publishing, writer, writers, author, authors, autobiography, autobiographical, bible, bible story, bible stories, the bible, old testament, genesis, garden of eden, inspiration, inspirations, muse, muses, inspire, inspires, inspiring
"My wife! My best friend! Advance uncorrected galleys of my new book!"
Tags:embarrass, embarrasses, humiliate, humiliates, humiliating, humiliation, humiliations, draft, drafts, rough draft, rough drafts, writer, writers, author, authors, unfinished work, unfinished works, galley, galleys, manuscript, manuscripts, publish, publishes, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, cheat, cheats, cheating, cheater, cheaters, infidelity, spouse, spouses, best friend, best friends, wife, wives, husband, husbands
"But think of the S.E.O. if the title actually named the two cities."
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"We've never published anything by a Pearl Harbor denier before."
Tags:pearl harbor, peal harbour, global warming, denier, deniers, denial, denialism, holocaust, holocaust denier, holocaust deniers, wwii, wwii history, history, peer review, peer reviewed, peer reviewed journal, academic journal, academic journals, publisher, publishers, educators, educators, ignorant, ignorance
"Dear Author: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reject your work."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, author, authors, book, books, novel, novels, literature, manuscript, manuscripts, draft, drafts, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, publishing company, publishing companies, publishing house, publishing industry, rejected, rejection, rejection letter, rejection letters, thank you letter, thank you letters
'The Moving Finger Writes; And, Having Writ, Moves On To A Three Week, Twenty City Book Tour.'
"It's a fabulous deal. Every time he lies I collect a royalty."
'A-ha, They spelled 'Kloprinol' with a 'c''
Tags:career change, career changes, career, careers, editor, editors, editing, publishing, publisher, publish, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, drugs, drug, production line, production, producing, proofreading, proofread, read, reading, spelling, spell, check, checking, change, changing, changed, close to home
"The inspiring story of one family's incredible journey from a two-bedroom condo on West Sixty-sixth Street to a three-bedroom co-op on East Eighty-third."
Tags:book, books, bookstore, bookstores, bookshop, bookshops, bookseller, booksellers, non-fiction, non-fiction books, biography, biographies, true stories, true story, real estate, real estate agents, real estate agent, apartment, apartments, flat, flats, apartment living, flat living, real estate market, real estate markets, new york, nyc, new york city real estate, nyc real estate, condo, condos, condominium, condominiums, co-op, co-ops, buying real estate, life goals, goals, dreams, dream, inspiration, inspirations, inspired, book review, book jacket, book blurb, book blurbs, author, authors, publisher, publishers
Meet the Author and his Agent
"They have a wonderful author-editor relationship."
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"I tell you, the book has everything- sex, history, consciousness, and cats!"
Tags:cat, cats, cat owner, cat owners, cat lover, cat lovers, pet cat, pet cats, publisher, publishers, publishing, new book, new books, good book, good books, broad appeal, writer, writers, author, authors, new author, new authors, novelist, novelists, good writer, good writers, cat mad, compliment, compliments, complimentary, book club, book clubs
T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
Tags:literature, literary, literary figures, modernist, modernism, slang, slangs, language, language game, linguistic, linguistics, register, lexicon, out of character, dialect, dialects, culture clash, culture, cultural, lit major, book, books, book lover, book lovers, bookish, book worm, book worms, pop culture, pop culture reference, poet, poem, poems, poetry, famous line, famous lines, publication, publications, publisher, publishing, quotes, eliot, peach, peaches, literal, literal joke, literal gag