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Premium: Here’s What Happens When You Get A Book Deal Because Of TikTok Fame
Maybe gatekeeping is good, actually?
Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
Alex Aster’s YA novel Lightlark was rejected by 16 publishers – until she posted it on TikTok. Then she got hundreds of thousands of likes, a six-figure publishing contract, a plethora of glowing rev…