Let’s read about 10 books that became a worldwide success after initial rejection from publishers.
Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies got rejected 20 times and one rejection note even considered this work of fantasy as ‘absurd’, ‘uninteresting’, and ‘dull’.
The masterpiece of Nabokov was rejected 5 times. It was considered as ‘obscene, ‘nauseating’ and ‘revolting’.
This book by Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in the year 1937 and it is one of the top films of all time as well. But still, this book got rejected over 35times.
This incredible diary by Anne Frank presents Nazi dominance and her life hiding from them got rejected 15 times.
Whoever has heard of James Joyce, knows about his masterwork Dubliners. He was asked to change a lot of his writing by different publishers.
Can you believe that Stephenie Meyer had a hard time finding a representation for her work, which was discarded by 14 agents?
Orwell’s most renowned work Animal Farm got rejected about 4 times. Even poet T.S. Eliot discarded this based on the wrong representation.
The first of the Dune saga, a novel based on science fiction, a tale of a future civilization conflicting to manage valuable possessions on a desert planet.
The Bell Jar is one of the well-written semi-autobiographical novels to date. It is unbelievable that when Plath went on to publish The Bell Jar.
Yes, even a Harry Potter story got rejected 8 times. It was when an eight-year-old found the first chapter, Harry Potter got his identity.