This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!
>Brilliant! Especially loved the idea of swarthy Italian lumberjacks, avatars and the guy delivering books by way of a revolving door. Thanks for a good laugh this AM as I prepare my query letter for the next agent on my list.
>This was terrific. I knew about novels taking 10 to 30 years to write, but I had no idea about the swarthy lumberjacks being so important to the publishing industry, or that agents are responsible for the author’s daycare duties. Very informative.
>That was hilarious! I especially like the beginning when they say the novel takes anywhere from 10 to 30 years to complete. 😛
>What’s so funny about this? Is it the “swarthy lumberjacks” of Italy? (They are not that “swarthy.” Is this where the humor lies?)
>The agent just seals the envelope and mails it? No wonder this video has just surfaced after being locked for years in the underground vaults of the American Association of Agents. Don’t worry, we’re all sworn to secrecy.
>Wow, the tough economic times really are having an impact in publishing. Back when I worked for a publisher, we always used at least 30 copyeditors on every project. Before long we’ll be reading about how editors actually have to reject manuscripts. The horror!
>If all publishing houses have employees with this much time on their hands, that could explain all those recent lay-offs and reorganizations. (Or, was this video made by recently laid off folks, do you think?
What a hoot! Thank you for posting it. (Now, I have to e-mail my crit group so they can enjoy it!)
>Ok, can you make a note to never submit anything written by me to them?? They clearly have WAY too much time on their hands! LOL.
>I’m dying over here. That was hilarious!