Everyone knows that it is difficult to publish a book. But, when we see the limelight and dollar signs of famous authors, who seem to be able to publish in their sleep, we tend to forget that they also got rejected. Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind was rejected 38 times before landing a publisher. Newbie WM Paul Young’s the Shack, which is currently running as a movie, was rejected 20 times, before he self-published it. Even the Newberry Award winner, A Wrinkle in Time, was rejected 26 times, and the Pulitzer Prize Winner, A Color Purple, was turned down at first. Perhaps, the moral of the story is to keep going. Perseverance eventually pays off. Check out more famous rejections, including Agatha Christie, J.K. Rowling, Louis L’ Amour, J.D. Salinger, L.M. Montgomery, and Dr. Suess, among many, many others, at this website.