08 September 2007

"A Wrinkle in Time"

The best seller by Madeleine L'Engle was a tough sell, as so many classics were (what's up with that?) This from the Washington Post struck me as hilarious:

Ms. L'Engle tried to sell "A Wrinkle in Time" to a dozen publishers before Farrar, Straus and Giroux agreed -- with the caveat that the author should not expect much public reaction. She, in turn, had it written in her contract that the company could have the rights to the book forever, anywhere in the universe, except the Andromeda galaxy.

Want to open a publishing house with me when we get to Andromeda?

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At 10 September, 2007 19:06, Blogger Elliot said...

Hey, that's a good idea!

At 11 September, 2007 10:33, Blogger Clemens said...

Of course it is. Alert Ian.


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