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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

(A) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
(B) Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.
(C) The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(D) The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(E) Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

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I believe it should be C. The fact that the publisher received money for selling the production rights to the studio is completely irrelevant to whether the publisher's plan to re-publish the book alongside the movie is sound. On the other hand, the fact that the lead actress in the film talks about her love for the novel in interviews will provide inherent advertising for the book, and will naturally lead to people purchasing it. Thoughts?
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Re: Book adaptation [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 16:01
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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

(A) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
(B) Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.
(C) The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(D) The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(E) Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

I disagree with the OA.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I believe it should be C. The fact that the publisher received money for selling the production rights to the studio is completely irrelevant to whether the publisher's plan to re-publish the book alongside the movie is sound. On the other hand, the fact that the lead actress in the film talks about her love for the novel in interviews will provide inherent advertising for the book, and will naturally lead to people purchasing it. Thoughts?



I have seen this question before. At that time I got it wrong. I answered c .
But thinking about it later , both c & d do not really support the publisher's plan.
Choice 'C' has something to do with the publisher and 'D' has nothing to do with the publisher or the plan.
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Re: Book adaptation [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 19:48
After POE : C and D prevail.

Argument : Novel's sale is related to the success of the film.Outside this there is no other factor mentioned in the argument,which effects the anticipated sale.Hence,publicity through media, open book reading sessions and surveys of people who had read the book 15-17 years back does not count.

D: It publicity through media - misses the central point which is related to monetary gain through some media. Hence, does not effect the argument.

C: Selling of the rights at such a high prize clearly anticipates an upsurge in the sales of the book after publishing. Hence eliminated.

D prevails.
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Re: Book adaptation [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2010, 00:34
Both C and D prevail ... I doubt GMAT with throw such close choices.

Also would like to see the Official Explanation if any ?
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Re: Book adaptation [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2010, 04:39
Can someone explain more clearly , why is it D and why not C?
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Re: Book adaptation [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2010, 07:18
Marked C. Then stared at the Argument for another 5 mins, without any success. Calling on CR masters
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Re: Book adaptation [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2011, 23:29
IMO C must be the ans. rather than D because:

- in D the actress by her televised interview has discussed her love for the novel. Here she praises the novel and this can contribute to the success of the new edition.

-in C "publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio" which has nothing to do with the gaining a big profit from the new edition and its popularity in the future.
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