aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Sixty-plus agents rejected The Help

A friend of mine went to see Kathryn Stocket speak at the opening of the Virginia Book Festival. They said she pulled out a stack of rejection letters for The Help, which was rejected by over 60 agents. Rather than giving up, she considered the advice from the rejections and used it to make her book stronger each time she submitted it.

The end result was a book that has sold three million copies in two years.

Have you read The Help? Do you think it’s as good as they say it is? I have to admit that sometimes I’m afraid to pick up books that are supposed to be excellent for fear of being disappointed. (And yes, I know that’s probably weird.)

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