12 years, three authors and one rejected manuscript
I’m always fascinated by learning the business behind the business. In less than a month, Rhett Butler’s People will be in bookstores. Will it be a blockbuster, the way Scarlett, the first sequel was? And/or will it take the critical drubbing the other did? St. Martins paid $4.5 million a dozen years ago to find out.
As the NY Times puts it: “It’s taken 12 years, three authors and one rejected manuscript, but tomorrow will be another day when “Rhett Butler’s People,” the second sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind,” is published this fall.”