"Well, I have to tell your publisher something."
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"Mr. Kellwood is looking for someone to assist him in recasting his journals into a form suitable for wider audience. The tone should be urbane, warm, and scholarly—somewhat in the manner of Lewis Thomas, but, of course, about plywood."
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"I love your novel, and I feel that it would make excellent nesting material."
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"I can't help thinking there's a book in this."
"We do not usually acknowledge unsolicited manuscripts, but we want you to know that we tore yours into tiny pieces. Yours sincerely, The Op-Ed Page."
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"I'd like the novel they paid 3.2 million dollars for, whatever the hell it is."
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"Frankly, it sucks. On the other hand, there's nothing in it to offend China."
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"Great news! Your novel is in a medium-size pile in the middle of the floor about four feet from the left side of Oprah's assistant's desk."
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"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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"The editor who turned down the first Harry Potter book, say hello to the publisher who took a pass on Stephen King."
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"It's a children's book, with lots and lots of interesting recipes."
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'The Moving Finger Writes; And, Having Writ, Moves On To A Three Week, Twenty City Book Tour.'
"We're really, really interested. Now take it home and make it sing."
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"As a cost-cutting measure, for our fall list we have decided to bypass traditional bookstore sales and subsequent remaindering, and instead go directly to the shredder."
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"Your editor wants to know if you have enough flexibility to just give up."
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"I'm calling it 'Genesis.' It's part of a five-book contract."
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"This is a very important book. In fact, it's too important to publish."
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"You know what I wish? I wish there was a foundation that gave grants just to lie fallow for a year or so."
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Publishing Clauses Of The '90s.
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"We've never published anything by a Pearl Harbor denier before."
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"It's structured as a set of two parallel stories that no one would ever want to read."
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"Great money scenes!"
"It's a remarkable write, but not an irresistible read."
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