Sometimes publishers just don't know what they hold in their hands. A variety of things can make them change their mind, whether it's sudden attention on the internet, from a celebrity, or another publisher. Either way, you'd be amazed at how many books that went on to be best sellers were initially told they would never sell. I'm not saying they're necessarily great books or anything, but these 8 best selling books originally rejected by publishers might well surprise you.
1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Price: $6.99 at amazon.com
This is actually a great book – and it was rejected 26 times before Farrar, Straus, and Giroux snatched it up, having recognized it for the gem it is. This is no longer just a book, but one which adults find magical as well. I can't imagine it not existing in the world, really.