Saturday, 15 July 2017

Ruffling the publisher’s feathers

Question: what is one thing that publishers hate?
Answer: an author who wants a manuscript back to make changes at a late stage in its production.
But surely Hornsea Writers have enough experience of the process not to pull a trick like that. You might think so, but there are times when circumstances dictate events and there’s only one thing to do. When Hornsea Writer, Penny Grubb, wrote Syrup Trap City (published August 2017) set in Hull in its City of Culture year, she not only demanded the manuscript back out of production at the last minute, she’d planned the action in advance.


Click HERE to read more about the iconic feature that disturbed this book’s production, and a surprisingly shrinking set of options that almost derailed the whole plan. 


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