How much of a manuscript are you willing to change at the request of an agent or editor? Would you change it if it meant a certain distributor or book club wouldn't offer your book otherwise?"The art of editing is a talent separate from writing. As a first-time author, I felt it wise to defer to those with experience in the publishing business, and in the end, my agent and editor provided extensive and excellent feedback that resulted in a much tighter plot and a better novel. I’m willing, as a team, to make whatever changes are necessary to produce a salable book. As for editing to avoid rejection by book clubs or distributors, my answer is a qualified “no.” Obviously, I’d prefer for my novels to remain as true to my original vision as possible, but a writer who is unwilling to adjust to the sensibilities of a fickle marketplace is of little value to a publisher and typically dooms himself to a stubborn insignificance." - Ty Roth, author of So Shelly.
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