Friday, October 26, 2007

Give the lady a hand!

Candace Salima was right: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Here, as Paul Harvey would say, is the rest of the story, from the NY Times article:

Knopf wasn’t alone. “The Diary of a Young Girl,” by Anne Frank, would be rejected by 15 others before Doubleday published it in 1952. More than 30 million copies are currently in print, making it one of the best-selling books in history.

1 comment:

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

I wonder how much editors kick themselves when they find out they've let something like this slip through their fingers?

Then again, what would be a bestseller with one publisher, won't necessarily be that same bestseller with another.