Posts Tagged ‘first novel’

5/5 – Rejection: Victor Gollancz Ltd. Publishers

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

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Victor Gollancz Ltd, UK Publishers, once wrote in rejecting my novel Self-Portrait of Someone Else: “I was very struck by it; it’s an extraordinarily powerful piece of work.”


Here’s the actual letter:






The letter in pdf:
Victor Gollancz Ltd. rejection letter in pdf





I can take the pain. Here’s a one-minute video to prove it: CLICK HERE TO WATCH


Find the book here: “SELF-PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE ELSE






This is the fifth (and last) in a video series of this great, good book getting its backside kicked. Onward to indie publishing.


Here’s the previous video I did on this theme….

2/5 – Rejection Letter—Chatto & Windus, UK: Getting a novel published by the mainstream can seem like struggling to climb stairs on all fours half-naked.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010




This is my second video (of five) on rejection letters my first novel received. Click here to get to the previous video which explains the idea which I’m not repeating here because I got other things to do.


Some Back Story, nevertheless:
My only novel published by the mainstream, “Self-Portrait of Someone Else” (Viking-Penguin, New York) tried to get some love from United Kingdom publishers by my literary agent at that time. This video is based on the letter Chatto & Windus sent in reply to my agent, who passed it on to me.


Chatto & Windus and The Hogarth Press were generous with their no. Here’s a direct quote::“I was much impressed with it in certain ways—I found it a very intelligent novel in all sorts of ways.”


Here’s THE VIDEO LINK!


If you want to read the actual letter, here it is in a pdf : Chatto & Windus Rejection Letter.





I had some fun. You can leave comments (on this site at the bottom of this…or on the YouTube channel after you’ve seen it). Oh, and spread the video link to anyone you think might be amused, appalled or enlightened.


Here’s some stills from the video:









Thanks for reading and pushing it around. VE




Part Three, 3.2, audio book excerpt from “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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This audio excerpt from PART THREE, CHAPTER 3 (the second of three excerpts–as this is a long chapter–the final third will appear next Monday) of my novel “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”.

If you want to listen or download, click here:
27 – PART THREE – 3.2 – Self-Portrait of Someone Else



I hope you enjoy this, and thanks for listening.

Part Three, 3.1, audio book excerpt from “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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This audio excerpt from PART THREE, CHAPTER 3 of my novel “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”, and is around 18 minutes or so in length. The second part of this chapter (3.2) will appear next week.


If you want to listen or download, click here:
27 – PART THREE – 3.1 – Self-Portrait of Someone Else

I hope you enjoy this, and thanks for listening.

Audio Book – Part Three, 1 (second half) from “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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Continuing from last week, here’s the second part of a long chapter — the present excerpt lasts 16 minutes or so. The first part of this chapter appeared last Monday on this blog. Thanks for your interest, and hope you enjoy. Click below to listen or download this extract:


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD AUDIO CLIP Self-Portrait of Someone Else – PART THREE – 2.2

Audio Book – Part Three, 1 (first half) from “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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Continuing from last week, here’s the first part of a long chapter — the present excerpt lasts 19 minutes. The remainder of this chapter will appear next week. Thanks for your interest, and hope you enjoy. Click below to listen or download this extract:


AUDIOBOOK – PART THREE – One (of Two) from Self-Portrait of Someone Else

Audio clip from novel SELF-PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE ELSE: Part Three, Alisa’s Statement

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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This Monday’s audio clip continues the weekly serialization of my novel, “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”.

This is a rather short extract, with a much longer one to be posted next week (as they are every Monday). If both were combined this week, it would make the extract way too long.


AND HERE’S THE AUDIO CLIP BELOW:
Self-Portrait of Someone Else – PART THREE – Alisa’s Statement


Thanks for visiting. Vincent

Audio clip from “Self-Portrait of Someone Else” — Part Three, 1

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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Next part, following from last Monday. Intense. Enjoy!


SELF-PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE ELSE: PART THREE – Chap 1.1 and because this is a thirty minute plus chapter to listen to, here’s part 2 of this chapter Self-Portrait of Someone Else – PART THREE – Chapter 1.2


Or download and listen to them later. Thanks for visiting. Vincent

Audio book – the complete PART ONE of my first novel, “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”

Monday, April 5th, 2010

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In honor of a calm Easter Monday, a Brand New, collected chapters of the audio version of the first part of “Self-Portrait of Someone Else” is available at my publisher’s site, hidden people.


Once there, click on the word HEAR and you can download and listen at your leisure the whole FIRST PART, read by your humble author, Vincent Eaton (recorded and edited as well, I might and will add).


We will continue with the audio version of the chapters of this book that we left off with last week next Monday (got that?)…


NOTE: What to see/hear what the critics said about this novel?

Audio clip from “Self-Portrait of Someone Else” — Part Two, Chapter 6

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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If you haven’t been listening to these yet, this clip is a good place to start. It can be listened to (or read, see below) almost as a stand-alone story, that is, it holds up without your having to know a great deal of what’s gone before.


To listen, Podcast of “Self-Portrait of Someone Else”, PART TWO – 6


It is a 30-minute plus audio clip (or podcast), so save it for a nice, long moment. These clips, as you may know, happen every Monday, and I’m getting (or the audio clips are getting) as regular as happy intestines digesting proper food and end that metaphor here.


This was also excerpt you can read here and that I posted previously. It was originally published in “Other Voices”, a once big deal literary magazine out of Chicago, now defunct.


Enjoy, and thanks for reading.