Monday, 21 September 2009

Rejection, acceptance and a Merry Christmas

Over on dovergreyreader's armchair, Fay Weldon tells how she came to write her latest book, in opposition to expectations of her publishers and the marketing and sales departments therein. Guess what? It was rejected. Luckily, Corvus picked it up.

In other news, The Friday Project's An Atheist's Guide to Christmas is now available.

And in possibly my first fit of brilliant item linking, here's Weldon finding God after 70 years the non-believer. (Okay, so, yes, it's over three years old and she converted almost a decade ago, so shoot me.)

7 comments:

Aliya Whiteley said...

I love Fay Weldon, and I love her decision to never write another synopsis. Puffball is my fave book of hers too.

Neil said...

I'm guessing this wasn't the Corvus that published the book:

http://corvusbooks.com

Then again...

Aliya Whiteley said...

Ooh.

Neil said...

I think it's probably the Atlantic imprint, but still, so, rodent scientist types, as well as this book I've written, I'm occasionally referred to as ra...

Frances Garrood said...

Puffball is my favourite, too, Aliya. I loved it. And it seems it's Fay W's as well.

I'm amazed that her publisher rejected the new book as I would have thought anything by her would sell. If Dan Brown can - oh, never mind.

Neil said...

Frances, you are officially warned--mention that name on this blog again and you will be barred. ;)

Frances Garrood said...

Oops ;(