Friday, March 6, 2009
Successful? No. Stupid? . . . The Ongoing Saga
On the last day of January 09, I wrote a column called Stupid? Yes. Successful? You be the Judge.
Publishers around the world are shedding authors and contracted manuscripts as fast as my 13-year-old son can open the refrigerator and wolf down anything within grabbing range. So it is not that surprising that our email and snail mail is jammed with these authors who are seeking another home for their work.
This morning I received an email from our web mail administrator that our Editorial mailbox had exceeded its capacity. When I checked the mail, imagine my good cheer when I discovered that an author with a manuscript called "Citizen Sailors" had sent an unsolicited 15-meg file to us.
I deleted it without even opening the email. If you are a regular reader of this column, you know why. If you don't read this column and can't figure it out, I can't help you.
I will be returning to the discussion of manuscript submissions and the creation of books Monday.
Have a nice weekend.