Publishers Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper.
I write because my heart speaks a different language that someone needs to hear.
I write past the embarrassment of exposure.
I write because hypocrisy doesn’t need answers, rather it needs questions to heal.
I write myself out of nightmares.
I write because I am nostalgic, romantic and demand happy endings.
I write to remember.
I write knowing conversations don’t always take place.
I write because speaking can’t be reread.
I write to sooth a mind that races.
I write because you can play on the page like a child left alone in the sand.
I write because my emotions belong to the moon; high tide, low tide.
I write knowing I will fall on my words, but no one will say it was for very long.
I write because I want to paint the world the way I see love should be.
I write to provide a legacy.
I write to make sense out of senselessness.
I write knowing I will be killed by my own words, stabbed by critics, crucified by both misunderstanding and understanding.
I write for the haters, the lovers, the lonely, the brokenhearted and the dreamers.
I write because one day someone will tell me that my emotions were not a waste of time.
I write because God loves stories.
I write because one day I will be gone, but what I believed and felt will live on.”
Shannon L. Alder

“I think it's a shame that something as creative and vital to the nature of the human species as story-telling is largely controlled by the soulless cretins known as publishers.”
Piers Anthony

Elizabeth Clements
“It can be depressing when no one takes interest, and a lack of response makes the writer question why they’re writing at all. To have one’s writing rejected is like you, yourself, are being rejected. ”
Lizz Clements, Apollo Weeps

Hunter S. Thompson
“Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.”
Hunter S. Thompson

“I would not employ an author to referee a Ping-Pong match. By their very nature they are biased and bloody-minded. Better put a fox in a henhouse than to ask an author to judge his peers. (in a letter to the Governor General about the GA's Literary Awards & his issue--among others--with the judging system, 1981)”
Jack McClelland, Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters

Sarra Manning
“But really it says everything that’s wrong about the publishing industry, that a quarter of a million people bought and read a sex and shopping novel that wasn’t even written by one of those footballer girlfriends, and yet most of the shortlisted titles on the Orange Prize, which is an award for women writers, don’t even sell ten thousand copies. It’s just not right.”
Sarra Manning, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Kailin Gow
“Producers and studios have produced a mixed bunch of genres. I am a producer who happens to be an author and a publisher so I produce and publish in multiple genres.”
Kailin Gow

Kailin Gow
“In publishing, it doesn't matter which publisher published a book. In the end, if the book resonates with an audience, it is the work itself that matters. - Kailin Gow on Writing and Publishing.”
Kailin Gow

Kailin Gow
“A praise from an author to a reader is so important. When an author calls and treats her readers "minions" and expects them to carry out her bullying tactics to anyone she wants to bring down, it is a disrespectful and disgusting use of her authority. Publishers and agents who allow their authors to treat her teen readers in that manner are equally as culpable. - Kailin Gow, Authors Voices”
Kailin Gow

George Bernard Shaw
“An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.”
George Bernard Shaw

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Payment and reserved copyright are at bottom the ruin of literature. Only he who writes entirely for the sake of what he has to say writes anything worth writing. It is as if there were a curse on money: every writer writes badly as soon as he starts writing for gain.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Suffering of the World

Alistair Cross
“I think it’s important to present yourself as a professional. While writing a good book is critical, nothing will cancel that out faster than behaving like an amateur. I cringe every time I see an author arguing with a reader who left a poor review, or fighting with their friends on Facebook … or publicly bashing their agents or publishers.”
Alistair Cross

George Gissing
“—Amy said that would be an imprudent expense; but as soon as he had got a good price for a book. Will not the publishers be kind? If they knew what happiness lurked in embryo within their foolish cheque-books!”
George Gissing, New Grub Street

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Technically, you cannot really own a book you bought; you can only own the sheets of paper your copy is printed on; unless, of course, you are the book’s publisher.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Ana Claudia Antunes
“First of all, please, please, don´t go publish until you are one hundred percent sure you are doing a great job, the best that you may deliver. For in this publishing media it´s easy to get it all wrong when you are just starting. Secondly, find a good editor, or at least a second opinion. You know, four eyes read better than two. You will regret later on for not having a good editor to go through your writing, or having a great artist to do the best cover for your book. Because if there is something I learned during these years in the publishing market it is to never ever underestimate the power of good editing. And my third piece will be to advice about a good image: the saying “never judge a book by its cover” was created by a lazy author who didn´t give much thought of what really works in the marketing of both fiction and nonfiction.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, How to Make a Book

Mark Twain
“I reminded him that I was there by appointment to offer him my
book for publication. He began to swell and went on swelling and
swelling and swelling until he had reached the size of a god of about
the second or third degree. Then the fountains of his great deep were
broken up and for two or three minutes I couldn’t see him for the rain.
It was words, only words, but they fell so thickly that they darkened
the atmosphere. Finally he made an important sweep with his right
hand which took in the whole room, and said:
“ Books—look around you! Every place are books that are waiting
for publication. Do I want any more? Excuse me, I don’t. Good
morning.”
Mark Twain

P.G. Wodehouse
“All a publisher has to do is write cheques at intervals, while a lot of deserving and industrious chappies rally round and do the real work.”
P. G. Wodehouse

Johnny Rich
“Publishers are businesses and I don’t blame them for that. If they didn’t make money by publishing books, there wouldn’t be any books.”
Johnny Rich

Timothy Beal
“Bible publishers are not selling Bibles. What they're selling is that iconic idea of the Bible. Their value-added biblical content promises to provide answers to questions, solutions to problems, and speaks in no uncertain terms about God's plan for your life and how to live it. Adding value to the Bible almost always means adding "biblical" values that are either missing or really hard to find in the Bible itself but that provide that feeling of Bibleness so many seek.”
Timothy Beal, The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book

Ludvig Holberg
“Jeg kalder nyttige Bøger dem, som sette Boghandlere udi Activitet, som forfremme Handel, og komme deres Gryder til at kaage, ikke saadanne, der sigte alleene til forfængelig Lærdom, som Almuen, der er Landets Styrke, ikke forstaaer, og derfore gemeenligen oplægges med Boghandlernes største Skade, og ligge skimlede paa Bogladene.”
Ludvig Holberg, Epistler

Thorsten J. Pattberg
“Only if a Chinaman presents proof of affiliation with the West, has Western patrons vouch for him, and writes in 'pure' English, may he present his 'submission' to Western publishers.”
Thorsten J. Pattberg

“การทำหนังสือหรือสำนักพิมพ์ไม่ใช่การทำงานบนหน้ากระดาษเพียงอย่างเดียว มันคือการเรียนรู้การดำเนินชีวิต คุณทำหนังสือแบบไหน กรุณาทำให้ชีวิตของคุณใกล้เคียงกับหนังสือที่คุณทำมาเท่าที่จะทำได้”
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Lucas J. Robak
“People don't know they want to become an author until they meet me.”
Lucas J. Robak

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Mark Twain
“I reminded him that I was there by appointment to offer him my
book for publication. He began to swell and went on swelling and
swelling and swelling until he had reached the size of a god of about
the second or third degree. Then the fountains of his great deep were
broken up and for two or three minutes I couldn’t see him for the rain.
It was words, only words, but they fell so thickly that they darkened
the atmosphere. Finally he made an imposing sweep with his right
hand which took in the whole room, and said:
“ Books—look around you! Every place are books that are waiting
for publication. Do I want any more? Excuse me, I don’t. Good
morning.”
Mark Twain

Mark Twain
“I reminded him that I was there by appointment to offer him my book for publication. He began to swell and went on swelling and swelling and swelling until he had reached the size of a god of about the second or third degree. Then the fountains of his great deep were broken up and for two or three minutes I couldn’t see him for the rain.
It was words, only words, but they fell so thickly that they darkened the atmosphere. Finally he made an imposing sweep with his right hand which took in the whole room, and said:
“ Books—look around you! Every place are books that are waiting for publication. Do I want any more? Excuse me, I don’t. Good
morning.”
Mark Twain

Mark Twain
“I reminded him that I was there by appointment to offer him my book for publication. He began to swell and went on swelling and swelling and swelling until he had reached the size of a god of about the second or third degree. Then the fountains of his great deep were broken up and for two or three minutes I couldn’t see him for the rain. It was words, only words, but they fell so thickly that they darkened the atmosphere. Finally he made an imposing sweep with his right hand which took in the whole room, and said: “Books—look around you! Every place are books that are waiting for publication. Do I want any more? Excuse me, I don’t. Good
morning.”
Mark Twain

Mark Twain
“I reminded him that I was there by appointment to offer him my book for publication. He began to swell and went on swelling and swelling and swelling until he had reached the size of a god of about the second or third degree. Then the fountains of his great deep were broken up and for two or three minutes I couldn’t see him for the rain. It was words, only words, but they fell so thickly that they darkened the atmosphere. Finally he made an imposing sweep with his right hand which took in the whole room, and said: “Books—look around you! Every place are books that are waiting for publication. Do I want any more? Excuse me, I don’t. Good morning.”
Mark Twain

E.T.A. Hoffmann
“O prejudice, prejudice that cries out to Heaven, what a hold you have on humanity, and in particular on those specimens of humanity known as publishers!”
E.T.A. Hoffmann

Loren Weisman
“Publishing a book does not make you and authority or an expert. Authorship does not equal authority.”
loren weisman

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