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They put somebody in. They take somebody away from
another division and say, “You run this,” and these people
come in and don't know what the hell they're doing.
Well aren't you afraid that this might happen to
Grosset and Dunlap?
When we sell it?
That's the buyers‘affair, not ours.
But don't you have some responsibility to see...? You
don't feel any responsibility.
No, none whatever. It's a competing firm really.
What we bought it for was to protect ourselves on hardbound
reprints, and they went out of existence--hardbound reprints
ceased to exist. Now books go right from original
publication to paperback.
To replace this lost business, Grosset built up a
huge juvenile line.
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