Аберкромби об издании
Порыл вопрос - как же Джо издавался. Нашел ответ в интервью:
Q: I was surprised to read in one of your other interviews that the manuscript of The Blade Itself had quite a few rejections before it was picked up by Gollancz. Was it the degree of violence that made publishers wary? The language? Was the series harder to sell in the US than in the UK?
JA: Yeah, I spent a year or so collecting rejection letters. I still have them somewhere with my swimming badges and what have you. Many of the UK agents that specialize in SF&F rejected it. I guess they didn’t like it, or at any rate didn’t think they could sell it, or just weren’t looking for that kind of thing at the time. It’s hard to say why, exactly, as they never really tell you that, just send you a basic rejection letter, thanks but no thanks, best of luck elsewhere. The series did have a different and less impactful opening to begin with, which was the first thing my editor got me to change, so that might have had something to do with it. I was very lucky that some of the manuscript got passed via a friend to Gillian Redfearn at Gollancz, and she liked it. I got an offer a week later.
Мой личный опыт подтверждает его слова - через личное знакомство с агентом и в UK очень сложно найти фиф агента.