‘The book looks very interesting, but unfortunately my business is not involved in publishing’.
Below is a shop customer of mine (Soccer Books), who is also a publisher of soccer books. It might be worth sending him the same information – the contact is John Robinson.
Just to let you know that your attachments all arrived safely. I’ve had a quick read-through – which I enjoyed – and I’m in the process of printing copies for the various members of our decision-making team. It will probably be at least a few days before we can make a decision, but I’ll be in touch as soon as I can.
Nothing heard since January 2005 despite the odd reminder
You approached us with this idea some time ago. I am afraid we have no interest in it. Thank you
Thank you for your e-mail. I actually think X from Edinburgh they would be a better choice than us for your project, as they have done similar illustrated books oin this subject in the past and know that market pretty well.
Many thanks indeed for your email of 20 February and for the enclosures regarding The Beautiful History. I am very sorry to have to inform you that we have decided against pursuing this for the mainstream list. I can only thank you for the opportunity and wish you all good luck elsewhere.
Thank you very much for considering us when looking for a publisher for your book. I have enjoyed looking at the manuscript. Unfortunately, I do not feel that this book would fit into our sports list. Your project, while an extremely interesting and worthwhile one, would not be commercially viable as far as we are concerned. I am sorry that it has taken so long to communicate this to you and wish you every success in the future.
Too expensive to produce.
This is my favourite personal screamer: ‘The publishing operation is there to make money, not furnish vanity publishing’.