Publishing Industry…hard as hell.

So I’ve been shopping my book “The Gamer” out to publishers and several have expressed interest, then turn me down. The main reason isn’t the writing, the reason is I have no platform to speak of.

A friend of mine told me that a book last year won an award that was the equivelant to a Golden Globe and only sold 1,000 copies. That’s how pathetic this buisness is. So without a name, I’m pretty much screwed.

Anyways, After exhausting my resources for agents with email addresses, I started sending snail mail out (some agents only take snail mail submissions). I include a few articles, a proposal, a sample of the manuscript, and a folder to hold all this. One such person just sent my materials back to me. I received a rejection letter, everything else…and the folder was gone.


The F**kin literary agent pocketed my folder. Now that’s just not fair! I gotta go back to Office Depot and buy a new one? Boo.

I like how the most expensive material is not returned, but I get all my pages back. Thanks a lot agents.

I should have went to school to be an accountant.

Patrick is a freelance gaming journalist and crime-fighting penguin at night. He has tweets, and you can follow them.