Best-Selling Books Repeatedly Rejected by Publishers
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Bach's story of a seagull had a hard time getting published.

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Novelists spend years developing their craft, editing and reediting their work, agonizing over the smallest word, often to be rejected by publisher after publisher. The following famous books and authors were turned down by publishers at least 15 times before they became household names.­

Find the first in our list of best sellers repeatedly rejected by publishers on the next page.