I work for a small art publisher. We also act as distributors for certain titles.
Many of you will know of my aspirations to be a full time novelist.
I know that many of you share those aspirations.
As a novelist, how sad would you be if you saw what I did today…..
I was unpacking a box of books we are distributing.
This was the packaging material -
It is someone’s novel.
Used to line a box.
A line from the novel reads -
‘Maggie had been awake most of the night.’
I’m not surprised, knowing what had happened to the novel she was appearing in.
I know that sometimes more copies of novels are printed than needed but it just seems such a sad place for a novel to end up. We all know the effort it takes to pen a novel. For some of its pages to be used as packaging material seems so heartless.
Let’s hope that none of our work ever meets such a terrible fate.