As some might know, I am getting ready to publish my first novel. So far I recieved two offers. One that sounds great and that I will probably wind up going with, because there is no costs to the author, plus the royalities are higher and they will in fact print my book, not just do e-reader. The other you have to pay a small amount for that. Okay so anyway, I sent my ms. to about 10 publishers and besides the two offers, the rest said although well written it doesn't fit our current list, to it was not good enough, it's boring and it will fail. I am referring to those. When your work is critiqued and you get mixed reviews, some good and some bad, how do you know if your book will do good on the market? Do you just trust the Publisher you go with and trust the fact improvements will be made in the editing process and take a chance? My reviews are about half and not just from other editors, but from friends and family. Do I just listen to the good and move forward with the choosen publisher, or wait for more responses to decide then? I guess what I am really asking is how do you know your manuscript is good enough for publication?