Battle of Booksellers

If one man writes a manuscript and another wants to read it, that should be a simple affair to arrange. Let Tom Writer take his script to Dick Reader, or send it by Harry Carrier. Difficulty will enter only when several thousand writers and several million readers mutually desire contact. Then Harry Carrier may not be the only one whose services are required.

Jack Publisher and scores of his brothers have come into being since patient monks copied manuscripts. Jack sends his wares to men who keep...

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