If you are after a traditional publishing deal, there are many reasons as to why your book might get rejected and it may have nothing to do with the quality of your words. While it is important to make sure each word has been highly polished, your storyline or topic could be the reason as to your rejection. If the theme is all-too-familiar to the agent or publisher, there may be too many books all vying for publication. Following the Harry Potter book success, publishers were inundated with variations of this theme.
Writing a book is hard work and this doesn’t stop when the last word is committed to paper. It’s important to research for the best agent or publisher to approach. Not all representatives in the publishing industry are equal. They must be familiar with the topic or the genre before considering representing you. Place a manuscript in the wrong hands, and a rejection slip is likely.