You wouldn’t believe the excitement! It had not been long since Abram had finished his first novel. It was called “Going! Going! Wait!” He had boasted about it online and then… WHAM! … a message came from a publisher:
WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HAVING A LOOK AT IT.
“I guess I just struck it lucky,” said Abram.
He sent a copy off to the publisher immediately, and waited…
…and waited …and waited. They never replied. He never heard back.
“I guess it’s not going to get published,” said Abram.
But what Abram didn’t know was that it had been published. It had been translated into Chinese under a different author and name – along with thousands of other Western novels. The “publisher” made a pretty penny, and still does to this day.