Buoyed by a good response to the ‘Love Stories’, by encouragement from the readers and by the persuasive tactics of few friends cum bloggers cum “… many roles…”, I decided to keep my complex aside and approach the publishers. I wrote to 11 different book publishers, some large, some very large and some relatively very new. Fortunately or unfortunately, 5 of them rejected me outright citing various reasons, 4 of them are asking money from me to publish my book (they call it self publishing, I call it good business model), one of them said they dont publish short stories and one is offering me a 50:50 profit sharing partnership, provided share the cost of initial production.
None spoke about the stories.
Thank you publishers. Thanks for letting me know who I am and what I’m worth. This surely doesn’t motivate me to write another love story.