By all accounts, my book has set a new world record.
Everything, Briefly surpassed, by 50.0%, the last Guinness record for manuscript rejections—specifically, rejections before acceptance. My book had 243 rejections vs. Guinness' 162 (which is author Dick Wimmer). While there are anecdotal accounts of people having received more rejections than this, there has not been anyone until now who could prove it.
Some perspective. The bar is very high for acceptance of a metaphysics, so that rejections do not reflect much on the caliber of the work. By the time a publisher accepts a metaphysics, it has to be an exceptional book. In this case, the book itself reveals the vast complexity of getting it to production. Three months after publication, it has had all five-star reviews.
More details appear below this image (a record of rejections).
014 SHAMBHALA PUBLISHER REJECTION 14 MARCH
013 BROADVIEW PUBLISHER REJECTION 22 NOVEMBER
012 CHICAGO PUBLISHER REJECTION 27 NOVEMBER
011 POLITY PUBLISHER REJECTION 24 NOVEMBER
010 FRASER ROSS AGENCY DEFAULT REJECTION 17 NOVEMBER
009 FELICITY BRYAN AGENCY REJECTION 13 NOVEMBER
008 JOHNSON & ALCOCK AGENCY REJECTION 18 NOVEMBER
007 MCDERMID AGENCY DEFAULT REJECTION 7 NOVEMBER
006 DAVID BLACK AGENCY REJECTION 5 MARCH
005 ICM AGENCY REJECTION 9 NOVEMBER
004 LEVINE GREENBERG ROSTAN AGENCY DEFAULT REJECTION 29 NOVEMBER
003 BLAKE FRIEDMAN AGENCY REJECTION 13 DECEMBER
002 ANNETTE GREEN AGENCY REJECTION 16 NOVEMBER
001 FRANCES GOLDIN AGENCY REJECTION 13 NOVEMBER
000 ERROR CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHER REJECTION 2 NOVEMBER