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**Although most publishers do not tell authors their reasons for rejections, at conferences and other gatherings they say their four top reasons are: 1) "The book isn't bad, it's just not very good"; 2) "We don't publish this kind of book"; 3) "There are already too many books resembling this one"; and 4) "There's little to no audience for this book."
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