Thursday, December 10, 2009

Robert the Publisher's Gem of the Day

RtP: Book contracts should be embarked upon like marriages. As Jane Austen shows us, every woman is best served in marriage by saying no at the beginning. The men as, the women say no, the men have to try again with better offers; all end up happy. And everyone knows Jane Austen would serve for almost anything.

9 comments:

Ann Finkelstein said...

Does this mean an agent is a marriage broker?

Rebecca Knight said...

AHAHAHA. Robert's gems are always exactly that :). I'm sure Jane would approve!

Jm Diaz said...

As a married man, I can attest to the truthfulness of this statement.

However, is the agent like the cool friend that introduced me to the Musses?

ORION said...

yep... agree...on another note.
How about the Kirkus news?
Could it be true? The Wicked Witch is dead?

Lydia Sharp said...

Haha. Love it.

Kristi said...

Wow, I must be a complete sucker - I said yes to my hubby right away. However, 14 years later I can still say it's the best decision I ever made!

JES said...

Okay, about to betray my slipshod reading and/or thinking here... I was nodding along with this all the way up to the last sentence. But I don't get the "Jane Austen would serve for anything" bit.

Help?

Pamala Knight said...

Who knew that Robert was an Austen expert? He continues to dazzle us with his brilliance and matchmatking skills. ;-).

sanjeet said...

. I'm sure Jane would approve!

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