A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 23, 1978

By press time each week, our offices are piled high with paper —stories, newspapers, cables, galleys. An enormous number of words, only a small percentage of which see print, go into the preparation of every issue. Thus it seems almost daunting that the people who create and work with this instant library spend much of their leisure time putting together words on their own. At almost any time of year, a number of our staff are busy writing books or readying them for publication.

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