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This Business of Publishing by Richard Curtis

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Tote That Romance!

Lift That Historical!

 

ARE YOU FLABBY? OVERWEIGHT? Does your muscle tone compare unfavorably to angel food cake? Then I urge you to try the New York Literary Agents' Weight Loss and Shapeup Program. I guarantee that you will drop a minimum of five pounds in two weeks, and by the end of a month you will sport a physique like an Olympic weight lifter. And all you have to do is read!

Here's how it works. Purchase a sturdy leather or canvas shoulder bag or backpack. Fill it with four standard-length category novel manuscripts, or two mainstream novel manuscripts of 85,000 to 100,000 words in length, or one multigenerational saga manuscript 200,000 words long. Add an assortment of book contracts, royalty statements, correspondence, ...

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