Don’t Give up after a rejection letter

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 20th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is an old story intended to chronicle the disappointment of a writer. I have since published Angels Watching Over me, but I still wanted to share my feelings at that time.

Publishing books are not all that easy

My book Angels Watching Over Me have been completed for over a year now. Try as I might I cannot find a decent publisher for it. The board of directors of the last publisher I tried met and read my manuscript. They rejected it as well. Here is their response to me. I just feel like I have nowhere to turn now.

Here is my latest rejection notice for my book Angels Watching Over Me.

Letter from publishing company

Hello Carol,

The Board of Directors met yesterday morning. All members have had the opportunity to read your manuscript and to look over your intended marketing plan.
I'm sorry for the disappointment, but the Board has voted that we maintain our policy to publish only Northern Ontario authors and therefore we will not be publishing your manuscript "Angels Watching Over Me".

With that said, let me add that it was unanimous that we offer to continue working with you toward your manuscript's publication elsewhere in Canada. This service, as you already know, is provided to all Canadian authors through their Wt~ Author's Membership. You have up to now not been approached to become a paying Wt~ member simply because I felt that you were already paying your dues in your own way through your daily newsletter. I approached the Board with a request that you receive a full one-year Author's Membership, forgoing the yearly fee. They not only agreed but as well, they look forward to hearing the news that your manuscript has been successfully processed through us and will ultimately be accepted in a publishing house here in Canada.

I look forward to working with you and your manuscript, and remain,
Yours truly,
President XXXXX


Rejection letters are par for the course in a budding writer’s life. The thing is not to get disappointed. I eventually published Angels Watching Over me with It is a self publishing company. However, the difficulties with these kinds of companies is that you pretty much have to do your own marketing.


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author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
20th Jan 2015 (#)

thank you so much for sharing this, i am going through the same and when i get a rejection letter is never easy. i was thinking on self publishing with amazon.

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author avatar Youlen
21st Jan 2015 (#)

You just have to keep going no matter of what! Rejection is part of the success.

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author avatar vpaulose
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Useful info. thank you dear sister Carol.

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author avatar viewgreen
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Awesome experience madam. Thank you for sharing this useful information. :)

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author avatar jjmyles
21st Jan 2015 (#)

A the rejections make the e success so much sweeter when it comes.

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author avatar brendamarie
21st Jan 2015 (#)

You have a great outlook on it. Rejection is a large part of writing. I know, you will keep trying and will find the right company to publish your book. Try Bear& Company Publications

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author avatar Utah Jay
21st Jan 2015 (#)

I have a book ready to go, but I haven't sent it off yet, its about addiction and recovery and there is just so much in it I don't want my grandkids to read. A nice thing to think about after the book is written...Great article

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