Jk Rowling on 26th March posted on twitter rejection letters she had received from publishing agencies for her Cormoran Strike series.
The first of the crime fiction Cuckoo’s calling was published in April 2013. Her twitter feed states that it was not all easy sailing for the world-renowned author. She had written the series under the pseudonym Rober Galbraith. The two letters she had posted were from the publishing house Constable & Robinson and Creme de la Crime. She chose to exclude the name of the signatures in the said letter.
She explained that she chose to do this to inspire aspiring writers and not as revenge.
“I wasn’t going to give up until every single publisher turned me down, but I often feared that would happen,”
Joanne Harris author of successful novel Chocolat also commented that she had so many rejection letters that she had made a Phoenix out of it which she subsequently set on fire.
Cuckoo’s calling had sold 1,500 since its release in April 2013, The book later surged 4,709th to the 1st best-selling novel on Amazon after it was revealed on 14 July 2013 that the book was written by Rowling under the pseudonym “Robert Galbraith”. Signed copies of the first editions are selling for $US 2,400-6000.