From today’s Guardian, a story to encourage us all:
Adrian McKinty deserves his success. What depresses me about his story, is how, despite winning numerous writing awards, he was neglected by publishers.
It sometimes seems to me that book companies detest their clients, failing to promote their books on the basis that they haven’t made enough money—and why should they do anything to rectify the situation?
Shane Salerno, the agent who turned McKinty’s life around, is a real powerhouse:
Imagine taking a phone call from such an influential figure!