Kathryn Stockett’s THE HELP rejected by almost 50 agents
I’ve recently been enjoying the audiobook version of Kathryn Stockett‘s bestselling book, THE HELP. I tend to listen to audiobooks whenever I’m out for a walk (in a safe neighbourhood) or doing household chores.
A post on Dystel & Goderich Literary Management siteabout a NYTimes article points out that Kathryn Stockett’s THE HELP was initially rejected by almost 50 agentsbefore it was picked up.
But that’s the way the game is played: you win some, you lose some, and the take-away for me from this story for authors is that confidence in your work, persistence, and of course a good dose of luck and timing, can make all the difference. It’s a great success story, and in a time where there are so many grim reports about book publishing, it’s refreshing to see a story about a book that got it all right, even if it had some stumbling blocks along the way.