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I Spent Years Trying to Get My First Book Published—This Is What I’ve Learned About Risking Rejection

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Bah humbug, I thought. I’ll go direct! So I started sending off letters directly to publishers. More rejections followed. I was a no-name, no-fame self-help writer.

If only I had a Kardashian surname.Eventually, I decided to change tack and self-publish, selling my book via my speaking engagements and newsletter database.

After selling a few thousand copies, I resubmitted the hard copy book to all the publishers again. In the months that followed, more rejections came in.

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