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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Hot off the press..the astounding response from the publisher

Hello all


As promised, publishing news for you! Here it is, I've just heard from the publisher. The following words have been taken from the actual email from the publisher. I am astounded, delighted and a little sad I didn't get to fly to Australia!

We have finally read your manuscript, we’ve discussed and we’ve decided that unfortunately we will not be able to publish it. It is a FANTASTIC manuscript with ground-breaking ideas that will go on to sell millions of copies. Unfortunately, we are a small operation and are unable to do it justice. We are not set up to deal with books with such a mass potential. In fact, it wouldn’t be fair on you if we were to publish it. It needs a publisher of a different calibre and massive marketing and distribution divisions.

Vivien – please submit your manuscript to one of the major trade publishers specialising in parenting books in the UK or the US (like Random House).

As you have been reviewing and reading books in this area you will have a much better idea than me where to go apart from Random House. Have a look at your bookshelf and see where the parenting books that you like have been published. And please aim high.

I am sorry to have taken such a long time. I would have loved to work on your book, but I firmly believe that you will be much better off at a bigger publisher specialising in mass-market books.

If there is anything I can help with, please let me know.

So that's my news....I am buzzing! I am now in the process of following two potential leads with publishers a little closer to home. I am more than happy with the sentiment and comments from this international publishing house. Remember I haven't taken my manuscript to any other publishers yet and look at the response I have been offered from a publishing house contacted by one of my manuscript reviewers!

Millions of copies, mass-market, FANTASTIC, ground-breaking, a book with mass potential....I am super happy! Thank you for sharing my news. I look forward to telling you all about what happens next!

Warmest Vivien


  1. I am EXTREMELY excited to read this response!! ~ It will be wonderful to have your work made available in a big way... hopefully soon!


  2. OMG that is phenomenal news, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Vivien. I wish I could help you with this but my approach has been self publishing so far. I would encourage you to look at all the formats, Kindle/Nook, ebook and epub for mobiles, also check how to make the most of Amazon!!! Enjoy the ride!! Love Alan

  3. Dear Deborah & Alan
    Thank you both for your thoughts and words. Much appreciation. Warmest Vivien

  4. Vivien this is amazing! I am so thrilled for you. Def aim high with this and approach the big publishers. Best of luck, (not that you need it!!). Julie.xx