poohbcarrot wrote: Dotsie wrote:
poohbcarrot wrote:I seem to recall (though I could be wrong) J K Rowling's UK editors said no kid would read a massively long book but she stuck to her guns and refused to compromise. The rest is history.
The same J K Rowling who allowed the name of her first book to be changed for the American market? All writers have to bow to editorial pressure to some extent. Putting chapters in seems minor compared with changing the name of your book.
Bingo Dotsie! Thankyou.
J K Rowling didn't bow to UK editorial pressure, but to US EDITORIAL PRESSURE. Which is exactly my original point!
So supposing TP had to bow to US editorial pressure and put chapters in. As an act of rebellion he also includes little teasers to make HIS chapters different from everyone elses' chapters. Makes sense to me.
But your email from Colin Smythe seems to say the opposite to this. It says, from the way that I read it, that it was Terry's choice.
And if you use the Rowling example, she did change the US title but NOT the UK ones. ALL the Discworld books in the UK or the US have the chapters - why couldn't he (if her objected so strongly) leave the chapters out?
It makes a lot more sense that this was Terry's own decision. It sounds like you are trying to lay blame where there is none.
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