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"Dumb it down or sex it up."
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"As a cost-cutting measure, for our fall list we have decided to bypass traditional bookstore sales and subsequent remaindering, and instead go directly to the shredder."
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"Great news! Your novel is in a medium-size pile in the middle of the floor about four feet from the left side of Oprah's assistant's desk."
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Also by the Author...
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"There's plenty more books inside."
"I'll recommend your book if you recommend mine."
"How many books can I fit between these bookends?"
"Sales of your book has been slow. We've decided to put it out on video."
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'How to survive chapter 11.'
'I can get your sentence reduced to time served, but your publisher says that will really hurt your book sales.'
'The only sales of your book so far are from protesters burning it.'
'Stocks rose on news Greenspan will donate part of his book sales to help pay off the federal budget deficit.'
Book entitled 'The purpoise-driven life' on sale in Marine Biology Dept.
Book for sale - 'Being the smartest person in the room - for dummies'.
Fiction book sales.
"Personally, I loved your novel. Unfortunately, our e-book editor says it just doesn't work on the little screen!"
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"Have you got the abridged version?"
"I'll check, but you know what they say – if a story sounds too good to be true, it's probably sold out."
"Why do I need a brain when I can just google everything?"