Sunday, November 27, 2005

Another reason why you should take a chance on a book by a new writer.

You could be in at the ground floor. What a great feeling that is! How clever does that make you! Especially if, in some future year, the fledging writer you once took a chance on goes on to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

You’ll be able to say to yourself, ‘I read that guy’s book when he was starting out. In fact, I was one of the first people to read it. In fact, I pre-ordered it before it was even published. It’s all down to me. He owes it all to me. The whole ten million Swedish Krona. Why, I might just give him a ring and get my share of it.’

And if that writer had an ounce of decency, he’d give it to you. Perhaps he’d give you the whole ten million. He probably wouldn’t need the money himself. Almost certainly he would be too old to spend it by then.

It all starts when you take a chance on a new writer.

4 comments:

Richard said...

Hello Roger, I'm sold by your very intriguing blurb on Amazon.com.

Someday you should meet my retired professor from Iowa (now living in Santa Fe) who also writes delicious thrillers--David Morrell.

Can't wait to read yours!

Tom Saunders said...

There's the little matter of a stolen name, Morris. My lawyers will be in contact.

roger said...

Thanks for looking in Richard. If I ever find myself in Santa Fe...

Tom, Mr Saunders, I'm sure there's a way round this. Your people should talk to my people.

Tom Saunders said...

We've had a rethink at Saunders Corp. headquarters and decided we can do with all the publicity we can get. We want a cut of the T-shirt concession, however.