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“You Don’t Need Anyone” — What I Learned From Getting Rejected By a Major Publisher

Choose yourself and just start.

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About three months ago, the editor of the largest publishing company in Russia reached out to me.

We were on a Zoom call.

“We like your manuscript. Really unorthodox. We want to publish it,” she said.




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