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Jason71
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« on: June 16, 2006 »

Debut crime authors. What has happened this year.The only decent debut that i have seen/read this year is Nick Stone's Mr Clarinet. What is going on in the publishing industry?
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006 »

Hi there, I could be completely wrong, but I think the problem is getting published. As a first time  crime novelist I am finding it hard to get any lit agencies to take any interest. Perhaps my writing is really bad who knows. I think it is hit and miss. I am sure there are a lot of unpublished author's out tthere who are producing great stories, but getting anyone to take an interest is very difficult. So I think this may be part of the problem. One crime authors I e-mailed said they had over 300 rejections before they got they book published. I am sure a lot of other people would have given up before the 300th time. I wonder if I can beat this incredible number I am sure I can. Probably be 500. rejects for me. Only on number 7 at present.


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betty
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006 »

Declan Hughes - The Wrong Kind of Blood- is a debut crime novel and very good.  Alex Barkley also has her first book out which for the life of me I can't remember the title - it was also a very good book
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006 »

Alex's book is Darkhouse. Good luck with your novel Zigster - it's early days yet so don't give up!
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006 »

Hi Zigster I meant to say good luck too and welcome to the forum 
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2006 »

Haven't read or even bought (yet) The Devil's Star, a debut novel by Jo Nesbo but love the name of the detective - Harry Hole!
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2006 »

Hi there, I could be completely wrong, but I think the problem is getting published. As a first time  crime novelist I am finding it hard to get any lit agencies to take any interest. Perhaps my writing is really bad who knows. I think it is hit and miss. I am sure there are a lot of unpublished author's out tthere who are producing great stories, but getting anyone to take an interest is very difficult. So I think this may be part of the problem. One crime authors I e-mailed said they had over 300 rejections before they got they book published. I am sure a lot of other people would have given up before the 300th time. I wonder if I can beat this incredible number I am sure I can. Probably be 500. rejects for me. Only on number 7 at present.



Hey Zigster, who knows maybe next year we'l all be raving on about your book here?
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006 »

Thanks to Jayne, Chelbel and Betty for your good thoughts. Don't worry I don't give up that easily, much to the lit. agencies and publishers chagrin. I do really feel sorry for people reading submissions all day though, perhaps they do it on a rota system. It must get quite demoralising for them sometimes, until they come acroos something that sparks an interest.

 I did not realise there were so many books out there that I have not written and so many authors I have not heard of who sounds like they write really good novels. I have got quite list of books to buy now. yikes.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006 »

I had that problem when I first started here too.  I ended up with a huge stack of books from the library because I just reserved them all without thinking and they all came in at once.  Fortunately the librarians at my library are used to my insanity.  I'm still behind though.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006 »

Norby,

I know that feeling. I might have to start storing them in the loft or the shed. Yikes so much to read and so little time.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006 »

No kidding-I have roughly three weeks until school starts and then pesky homework and work get in the way again!  Damn-I need an unknown independently wealthy relative to suddenly die and leave me all of his money.  Does that really ever happen you think?
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