John Palcewski (forioscribe) wrote,
John Palcewski

Let's Cut Down Some More Trees, Shall We?

I'm so sorry. Forgive me. I was just in a terrible, touchy mood this morning. Must have been something I ate last night.

From: Editor, Time Warner Books, UK
To: palcewski
Date: Mar 28, 2006 10:41 AM
Subject: RE: Query From Italy

Thank you for your enquiry. We do not accept email submissions; if you would like to submit something please send three sample chapters, a synopsis and an SAE to:

Brettenham House
Lancaster Place
London WC2E 7EN

Palcewski replies:

Let's cut down some more trees, shall we? Perhaps In a few years the old geezers and undergraduate assistants of TWBG will awake to the time-saving aspects of 21st Century internet technology. Or perhaps not.

Time Warner Editor replies:

Thanks for your kind email. We would have to print out at our end in any case, or we would all ruin our eyesight within years. Until we come up with new technology for reading on screen I'm afraid the book publishing trade will have to continue to cut down trees. If it eases your mind at all, we use pulp from sustainable forests for the paper our books are printed on, and recycle all the paper we use in the office. Good luck with your submission.

Palcewski retorts:

It would take you all of five minutes to read my email containing three chapters. You could quickly conclude whether it was worth my sending you a hard copy.

Go ahead. Just read it. If you think it's not your cup of tea, that's the end of it. And we'd save some trees.

What do you say?

Time Warner Editor replies:

I wouldn't dismiss it, so yes, do send us some more sample material as I suggested.


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