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A description of authors and how they are perceived by the general public. A description of publishers and literary agents, and their relationships with authors. The publishing process from first writing to book sales and reviews. Illustrative personal anecdotes are used throughout. Various problems, particularly financial, faced by authors. Suggestions as to how the public and the government can aid authors and other artists, particularly young ones. Examples of how other countries have set up financial assistance. The appreciation of authors and other artists.