KING was destitute and struggling when he was first attempting to compose. He lived in a trailer with his wife—additionally an essayist—and they both maintained various sources of income to help their family while seeking after their specialty. They were so poor they needed to get garments for their wedding and had disposed of the phone since it was excessively costly.
King got such huge numbers of dismissal letters for his works that he built up a framework for gathering them. In his book On Writing, he reviews: “When I was 14…the nail in my divider would never again bolster the heaviness of the dismissal slips speared upon it. I supplanted the nail with a spike and continued composition.” He got 60 dismissals before undercutting his first story, “The Glass Floor,” for $35. Indeed, even his presently top of the line book, Carrie, wasn’t a hit at first. After many dismissals, he at long last sold it for a pitiful development to Doubleday Publishing, where the hardback sold just 13,000 duplicates—not extraordinary. Before long, however, Signet Books marked on for the soft cover rights for $400,000, $200,000 of which went to King. Achievement accomplished