Yesterday I posted a comment about a client who wondered if the longer wait for a positive response from a publisher was cause for concern. He wrote back again noting that if a deal came through, he knew it would in part be due to all the work we’d done together to improve the manuscript.
He ended with a comment about competition between the various publishers. He was referring to a book auction.
Several times recently I’ve been asked if auctions still happen. Yes, they do! The industry is in flux and is scrambling to adjust their course in an unknown present but the book auction is alive and well.
And yes, Toto, auctions are still offered to authors who are not celebrities. So take heart and keep working. If you’ve created your best work and keep trying, you’ll eventually meet with success.