The Press: How to Sell a Book

Chain Publisher Frank Ernest Gannett, who has fought many a long and bitter campaign (against the Supreme Court packing plan, the $25,000 salary limit etc.), began another last month. He warned U.S. booksellers of probable libel suits if they handled a new book: pseudonymous Author John Roy Carlson's Under Cover, a history of Bundists, Kluxers and assorted nightshirters (see p. 97}. The book declares that the Committee for Constitutional Government, founded by Frank Gannett, had tie-ups with the fellow travelers of Fascism. The Chicago Tribune also began to attack the book.

The moves...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!