What are the odds? • 14 May 2010 • The SnowBlog

What are the odds?

Are you thirty-six? Time to sell your first novel. Jim Hines has analysed the particulars of 247 published novelists and found that however you slice it most of them sold their first novel in the second half of their thirties. He also analysed the factors that might have played into their eventual success. Learn all about it here.


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