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Friday, 29 July 2011

Three hits for Independant pubishers

Three of the novels on the Booker long list of 13 come from independent publishers. Jane Rogers, a lecturer on the MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University,  had The Testament of Jessie Lamb turned down by a number of mainstream publishers despite the fact it is her eighth novel AND and she has been long listed in the past for the Booker, so hardly a real out-on-a-limb-the-branch-is-nearly-breaking risk. 
It has now been published by a small Scottish independent, Sandstone Press. 
Thoughts that occur to me
  1. Never give up
  2. Even when you think you've arrived, you haven't
  3. Never give up

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