Title: Writing to Sell

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Title: Writing to Sell Title Record # 1059834
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1977-00-00
Type: ESSAY
Language: English
Note: This essay exists in two somewhat different versions. The first part, except for an occasional sentence, is substantially the same. The second parts consists of Clarke's suggestions of books that ''somebody ought to write.'' These are qualitatively and quantitatively different in both versions; the one in Greetings... contains four such synopses, only two of which are almost the same as in the version in 1984: Spring where there are altogether ten synopses. The information in the ''Sources'' of Greetings... that the piece first appeared in 1984: Spring appears to be erroneous. According to the prefatory note in the earlier book it was written as an introduction to the second revised edition of Writing to Sell (Harper and Row, New York, 1977) by Scott Meredith, Clarke's long-time literary agent. Some of the book synopses at the end were originally published in The Worm Runner's Digest, vol. XIV, no. 2, 1972.
Synopsis: Reminiscences about the author's long friendship with Scott Meredith, his literary agent since 1951 when Clarke first stepped on ''the sacred concrete of Manhattan'', plus some reflections on being professional writer.
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
1984: Spring / A Choice of Futures 1984-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31357-7 $14.95 x+
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1984: Spring - A Choice of Futures 1984-07-00 Arthur C. Clarke Granada 0-246-12306-0 8.95 268 hc? non-fic Checkmark
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!: Collected Essays 1934-1998 1999-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Voyager 0-00-224697-X 19.99 xviii+
558
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Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!: Collected Essays 1934-1998 1999-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke St. Martin's Press 0-312-19893-0 $35.00 xvii+
558
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