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We've all heard it before: Getting published is hard. Even some of the famous writers had trouble publishing their first books.
Judy Blume told NPR, "I would cry when the rejections came in the first couple of times."
Even J.K. Rowling had her share of rejection from publishers. "I know it sounds masochistic," Rowling told Oprah, "but I was even quite pleased with the rejection letters. 'Oh, Scott Fitzgerald got these, it's all part of being a writer.'"
But is that narrative still true today? How has the publishing world changed and what is it really like to be out there, trying to get published?
This segment aired on November 30, 2016.