Yesterday I posted a title on….. let’s just say it is a site (ironically) named after an inert gas…..Anyway the title was ‘How to review a novel’ It was refused, and I was told that I should have checked the title (I had) as there already existed an identical title. There were two which referred very generically to ‘reviewing books’. I was then told: ” we can’t see how you can differentiate between book and novel as they are one and the same’. After I pointed out that around 70% of books published are non-fiction, they accepted the title. The site’s tagline is “where knowledge rules” ….
‘There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately nobody knows what they are.’
W Somerset Maugham