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- the possible reasons for receiving repeated rejections**
- what to expect before and after publication
- what your options are
- about the money side
- whether the deal offered to you is a fair one
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*A first-time author who has completed only one manuscript and has no plans for more is unlikely to attract an agent, regardless of manuscript quality. The solution is to act as your own agent.
**Although publishers do not give authors 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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