The gatekeeper’s three questions
There are three questions I always ask myself when considering a new writer. 1. Is this work any good? 2. Can I sell this book? 3. Can I work with the writer. The answer to the first question is a given. The second question asks whether this great bit of writing has a market. The last question is the most important, life is too short to work with difficult people, so I will pass over a great book I can sell if I think the writer will take up more time than I can afford. Social skills really do matter.