Evil and redemption take centrestage as JK Rowling in the guise of Robert Galbraith returns for her fourth Cormoran Strike novel
When publishing muffles authors, stifles creativity and makes the market king. A publisher’s dissenting note
She is determined to democratise reading and to put it into the hands of millions
During a stint at a publishing firm, the author shared the dubious distinction of rejecting what has since become India’s biggest publishing sensation. Paperback copies, lining shelves of bookstores, still seem to mock her judgement.
“Aspiring writers can be megalomaniacs. A published book is a trophy in their hands, yet another achievement on their biodata.”
The thrill of having a well-known publisher stamp its name on the spine of your debut novel doesn’t last too long, says Gouri Dange. Bruised and hurt by the publisher’s constant neglect for being an ‘unknown writer’, she decided to go it alone and self-publish her second novel.