By Olivia Goldsmith
At Davis & sprint, one in every of New York's such a lot prestigious publishing homes, 5 new authors can be published--but just one of them may be a bestseller. they've got labored hard and long to jot down their novels of romance and homicide, drama and love. however the tale at the back of the tales is much more intriguing. And the vicious festival to get the appropriate agent, definitely the right editor, and the alternative spot at the bestseller checklist has to be noticeable to be believed.
grasp novelist Olivia Goldsmith, bestselling writer of The First other halves Club and Marrying Mom, takes a scathing and hilarious within examine the deviously cutthroat global of publishing. She pierces egos, produces the dish, and punctures various careers during this specific novel the place desires come actual and writing is its personal reward.
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