Sunday, August 07, 2011

Previously Rejected Bestsellers

What do Anne of Green Gables, Lolita and Twilight have in common? As it turns out, all three were rejected when first presented to publishers. From The Huffington Post via Flavorwire comes a fun and fast look at 10 titles that nearly didn’t make it:
Anyone who has ever wanted to work in a creative field, be it writing, painting or playing music has been told they’d better develop thick skin. After all, it doesn’t matter how good you are, someone will always be there to tear you down. It’s hard to think of a better example of this than to look at some rejected books that would later become some of the best-selling titles in the world. From the Twilight saga to Anne Frank’s Diary, the success of these books shows that even people paid to evaluate the commercial potential of a work of art sometimes underestimate the most valuable title.
The full piece is here.


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