As I wrote yesterday, getting quotes from those who are in the system, and near the top, are invaluable. The secret is to get a quote from someone at the zenith of society, someone respected by all, whose critique encourages all others to fall into line, and offer their support. The important thing to remember with publishing, as with just about all fields, is that people are naturally followers. Before they react, they look first at how others are reacting. And they don’t want to seem foolish by praising something others will decry. It’s a case of the ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’, and it’s a system that shapes our lives. The secret of success is to learn to control people so foolish that they worry how others will perceive them. And getting high level support is a crux in achieving this.


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