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Friday, November 12, 2010

Three Blurbists reject us

We are what the Cheese Doctor called Happy Losers. That means that we are dogged, determined and tireless in our quest for a publisher for Obelisk Seven.
Dr. Rapaille
Before we started that quest, we thought it might be a good idea to seek out some knowledgable people to see if they would wish to read our thriller, and perhaps write a short note encouraging others to do the same – we could use the note as part of the cover blurb, and in advertising.
And, of course, we would be using it to entice publishers to call for a copy of our manuscript ...
Three of our best rejections are:
The Principal Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales wished us every success, after advising that The Prince of Wales, although delighted that we are using our book to highlight the threat of tropical forest destruction, could not recommend or endorse a novel.
Tony Blair
Tony Blair's office sent us a polite note that he declined to write a blurb for our novel as he receives many requests for endorsements.
Mrs. Lovelock advised that James Lovelock, the Gaia Guru, was very busy writing his new book, and so had to decline our request for him to consider writing a blurb for Obelisk Seven.
These rejections were very formal, and very polite, but none of them had the poetic brevity and velvet touch of an earlier rejection I had received – see here for a description.
I just loved that rejection! It was almost worth being rejected.

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