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  1. Bex
    Bex 01/05/2012 at 17:30 |

    I have to say, I am in agreement with Helen. It appears like a real chicken and egg situation: how to get yourself out there & taken seriously without a profile? I usually choose a book that looks interesting from the blurb, despite who the person may or may not be.

  2. HelenMoat
    HelenMoat 19/04/2012 at 02:45 |

    I understand that publishing houses are running a business and have to make a profit at the end of the day, but I feel it’s really sad that publishers are reluctant to publish work from an author who doesn’t have a profile. I’ve bought or borrowed many books in my life, and I’ve never chosen them because the writer was well known. Instead I’d read the blurb and a few paragraphs from the beginning and middle, and if the book grabbed my attention, I’d buy it/borrow it.
    It’s a real shame we are so celebrity driven these days.

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