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Quote of the day: Mary Beard on the purpose of book-reviewing and the job of book-reviewers

‘If reviewing doesn’t act as a gate-keeper of sorts, the success of a book will come down only to the size of its publicity budget and the enthusiasm of its publishers’ tweets.’ ~ Mary Beard (professor in classics at Cambridge)

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Writers’ quote of the day: Stephen Leather on getting a literary agent

‘The problem now is that it is very, very difficult to get an agent.  That’s partly because once the publishers stopped accepting unsolicited submissions, they started to pour into the agencies, and the agencies have even fewer staff than publishers.  … Continue reading

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Writers’ quote of the day: Jane Rogers on a novelist without a publisher

‘A novelist without a publisher is like a singer without a microphone.’ ~ Jane Rogers

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