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One thing I've learned is that publishing is all about teamwork. It's not left up to the editors to make your book good: it's up to you. They're there to help you bring out the best in your writing, not force you into changing it.
You can't judge a book by its cover, however you can judge the success of an event by the length of the queue wrapping itself around the block; seemingly literary events are all the rage this season.