The Harry Potter series has become one of the most beloved and successful franchises in the world. But before it became a global phenomenon, the novel was rejected by 12 different publishing houses.
The first publisher to reject the novel was the publisher, Penguin Books. After Penguin, the novel was rejected by 8 other publishers, including HarperCollins and Transworld. Finally, after the 10th rejection, the novel was accepted by Bloomsbury, a small British publisher.
At the time, Bloomsbury was a relatively unknown publisher, and they took a chance on the novel. They agreed to publish the novel with a small print run of just 500 copies. This was a risky move, as they had no idea if the novel would be successful or not.
Fortunately, the novel was a huge success, and the rest is history. The Harry Potter series has gone on to become one of the most successful franchises in the world, with over 500 million copies sold worldwide.
It’s incredible to think that the novel was rejected by 12 different publishers before it was accepted by Bloomsbury. It just goes to show that sometimes taking a chance on something can pay off in a big way.