Check out this quote from Subvert Magazine’s great interview with Seth Godin:
As an adult, the launch of my book packaging gig was the real deal. I was choosing to go into business. I sold my first book the first day to Warner Books for $5,000. I got half. Off to the races!
And then I got 900 rejection letters in a row, turned down 30 times each by 30 top publishers. Over the course of a year.
Full stop failure.
That’s when I realized I had no real options and this was the real deal, the course of my life. Stay in or get out, and I really had no choice. I was in.
Seth’s team went on to do 120 books.
You should read the full interview here: Seth Godin – Full Stop Failure. | Subvert Magazine.