RE: RARA-AVIS: Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 11 Oct 2007

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Alan K. Rode" <>
>Contractually, the publisher usually has the hammer on a book like this
>although I don't know who precisely came up with this particular title.

Did the publisher have the hammer on the introduction? And the choice of authors to cover?

>One would think that "specialists in the field" are actually who they say
>and think they are. This anointment should include not being easily misled.

True. But an author and publisher have a greater responsibility not to deceive or deliberately mislead in a book's title, so as to more easily separate the unwary from their money.

>Exhaustiveness aside, what's important about a non-fiction book is the
>quality of the content, not the title.

Shame about the content as well, since you mention it.

Jess N.

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