"Just what you ordered sir?"
Mike hasn't given me anything to do until next year when he's sending me off to Covent Garden to give away some books. So I thought leading up to Christmas I'd have some fun.
So each week I'm going to give you a top tip to getting a publisher to give you that publishing deal you've been trying for since you first discovered you could knock a sentence together.
This week's tip:
Get a job serving in your publisher's favourite restaurant.
You should find this a picnic compared with navigating the slush pile on your chosen publisher's desk. Once employed get some money in tips from your publisher first - money always flows to the writer right? Then when you feel the time is right serve your manuscript with a side salad or fries and place in front of the publisher with a smile and a "Just what you ordered sir?"
A passing thought: Is a writer's carbon footprint larger than average? And is this due to all the books or all the submissions?
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