lose by a book a and knows beforehand, within a few copies, the minimum of its sales a is proved by the cases I have ... of carefully concealing the date of the book and the number of the edition, so that the author shall not learn his own popularity. ... I asked why the best authors never go near the S.P.C.K. The Committee of Inquiry give no answer. ... They must send in outside accountants a professional accountants a who must be instructed to proceed after a uniform method.
|Author||:||Sir Walter Besant|