Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Jim Thompson

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 04 Nov 2009

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    Low advances? I guess it's all relative but in 1950 Gold Medal paid a typical advance of $3,000. That equates to about $25,000 in today's money, when the average advance is around $5,000.


    ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Michael Rogers" <>

    >I doubt that the hard drinking helped many of Thomson's books, but I think
    >the erratic quality stems primarily from the fact that he really had to
    >churn the stuff out to make a living with the low advances of the paperback

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