Publishers Weekly Volume 77

Publishers Weekly Volume 77

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...we please for the disappearance 0 most of the good old-fashioned monthly_m38' zizines, full of stimulus to_thought, without pretending that such publications Ought "' be continued for the enlightenment of f1 Dub' lic which does not want them and will no! buy them. iirV.l.......... ' 'is sold, and a loss certain." enters into the original. PROGRESS OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR NET FICTION. To Hie Editor of the Publishers' Weekly. Dean Sm: I shall be greatly obliged if you can publish the following extracts for the benefit of the retail booktrade. To the Members of the American Booksellers' Association. It may be of interest to you to know a little as to how matters are progressing in reference to subjects which we have so much at heart, and upon which depends a profit in our business so far as the sale of new books is concerned. I have ventured to make the following extracts from communications received and from replies to them. Hoping that they will be a source of enlightenment to the fact that we are making a little progress although slowly. This from a leading publisher: "For the present year I have decided that we will not urge the trade to buy any of our stock unless they see a clear market for it. This will, of course, reduce our gross, but the net, I am sure, will be greater." To this I replied as follows: "I think your position for the coming year is entirely right. The only out is your adherence to the old nonsense of making everything in the shape of fiction---good, bad, or indifiercnt--at a uniform price of $1.50, subject to a reduction which makes a profit absolutely impossible when the entire supply The reply was as follows. I think it is one of the strongest presentations of...show more

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  • Paperback | 652 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,148g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898257
  • 9781236898258