Books Are Like Children
‘Every book is a leap of faith,’ Lauren Wein says.
‘It is like having a child – trusting that the world is worthy of receiving what is most precious to you. Success, to me, is when the world returns your faith. Failure is when the world acts indifferent.’
Lauren Wein, a graduate of Cornell University was named a Senior Editor this last October at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, following fifteen years at Grave/Atlantic.
She has edited and championed several bestsellers as; How I Became A Famous Author by Steve Hely, Winkie by Clifford Chase, and Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos.
Books, I agree are like children an editor like a mother trusts the world will receive with open arms. Notwithstanding the pains of labour that comes with the thorough editing and proofreading, marketing and public relations, it may still fail woefully.
Lauren claims in the article published by Publishing Perspectives, that some good books fail because it might have been overlooked or might not have found the audience.
It is now our responsiblity as a literary community to project those books to there audiences.
At Book Republic, we are dedicated towards projecting old and new, upcoming failed books to the general public.
You might have read a book that you strongly think should be celebrated. Kindly mail the title and Author to Bookrepublic2012@gmail.com Have a blessed day ahead.