The Harry Potter series is one of the most beloved and successful book series of all time. But it wasn’t always so popular. Before the series became a global phenomenon, it was rejected by 12 different publishing houses.
The story of Harry Potter began in 1995 when J.K. Rowling wrote the first book in the series. She sent the manuscript to 12 different publishing houses, but all of them rejected it. Rowling was undeterred and continued to submit the manuscript to more publishers. Finally, Bloomsbury Publishing accepted the book and offered Rowling her first contract.
The rejection of the book by 12 different publishing houses was a major setback for Rowling. She had been working on the book for several years and was determined to get it published. She was so determined that she even wrote a letter to the publisher of Bloomsbury Publishing, pleading with them to accept the book.
The letter worked and Bloomsbury Publishing finally accepted the book. They published the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in 1997. The book was an instant success and the rest is history.
The story of Harry Potter’s rejection by 12 different publishing houses is a reminder of the importance of perseverance. Rowling never gave up on her dream of getting the book published and her determination paid off. The Harry Potter series has gone on to become one of the most successful book series of all time and has spawned a hugely successful movie franchise.
The story of Harry Potter’s rejection by 12 different publishing houses is a testament to the power of determination and perseverance. Rowling never gave up on her dream and her hard work paid off in the end.