Again, it comes down to a business decision in their (my) ability to sell 10,000 copies in the first year. They love my writing. They love my book idea. My platform is not big enough yet.
At least the feedback has been consistent. And at least they aren’t telling me my writing stinks. That would be bad.
The really great news is that, should I significantly grow my platform in the next year or two, they will reconsider publishing my book! That really is great news, y’all. It’s not every day an aspiring author gets an invite back to a major publisher, let alone with the exact same book.
I still haven’t heard from Tyndale–the third publisher who accepted my proposal at the Writing for the Soul Conference. There is a shred of hope that I will get a contract soon…but not likely. I’m not quitting my day job just yet.
Rejection is never fun…but God’s timing is so perfect. So I’m fine. I’m more than fine, actually.
Thank you everyone, for your continued support. And if you know 10,000 people–give or take–who may be interested in subscribing to my blog and subsequently buy my book, just let me know.
On a completely random note,this commercial made me laugh out loud. Thank God for funny tampon commercials to help ease the sting of rejection.