They said no a 115 times



Ever wrote a book and nobody wants to publish it? This happened with Norman Vincent Peale. He is the author of the bestseller “The Power of Positive Thinking”. He wrote the book and sent it to a publisher, which returned it. Then he sent it to another one, and another one… Everytime the publishers returned the book: 115 times. When it came back after a 115 attempts, he threw it in the dustbin. Without him knowing it, his wife took it and sent it to another publisher… which accepted it. It has been translated into fifteen languages with more than 7 million copies sold.

Mac Lucado testifies about the same thing. He sent his first manuscript to several publishers. The manuscript was returned to him more than a dozen times. He nagged one specific publisher to the extent that the publisher said: “I will publish it, but never bring me another book to publish.” Max Lucado became one of the most prolific and most read Christian writers over the last 25 years.


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Bennie Mostert
By Bennie Mostert