Work: Surviving the Arts

Exploring issues of sustainability in the arts

–by Scott Pinkmountain

Some Rejections


“I’m not sure that your author platform is quite at the level necessary to launch a book of this sort. I suggest that you continue to establish and grow your platform so that you will be in a stronger position to pursue a book deal.”

“I think this is smart and wise, but I’m just not convinced that I can sell it”

“I’m sorry to say that I have unhappy news for you, which is that I don’t think I can sell this novel as is.  Each chapter needs to have an arc and end with a bang.”

“The book didn’t quite have the hook it would need to really stand out.” Continue reading