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# Among the more effective kinds of publicity that publishers

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Among the more effective kinds of publicity that publishers can get for a new book is to have excerpts of it published in a high-circulation magazine soon before the book is published. The benefits of such excerption include not only a sure increase in sales but also a fee paid by the magazine to the bookâ€™s publisher.
Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the information above?
(A) The number of people for whom seeing an excerpt of a book in a magazine provides an adequate substitute for reading the whole book is smaller than the number for whom the excerpt stimulates a desire to read the book.
(B) Because the financial advantage of excerpting a new book in a magazine usually accrues to the bookâ€™s publisher, magazine editors are unwilling to publish excerpts from new books.
(C) In calculating the total number of copies that a book has sold, publishers include sales of copies of magazines that featured an excerpt of the book.
(D) The effectiveness of having excerpts of a book published in a magazine, measured in terms of increased sales of a book, is proportional to the circulation of the magazine in which the excerpts are published.
(E) Books that are suitable for excerpting in high-circulation magazines sell more copies than books that are not suitable for excerpting.

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24 Jan 2006, 20:55
D? How POE. Confidence index 4/10.

A - not relevent.
B - not mentioned in the argument
C - not mentioned
E - Cannot conclude about sales of books that are not suitable for excerpting from the information.
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24 Jan 2006, 21:40
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(A) The number of people for whom seeing an excerpt of a book in a magazine provides an adequate substitute for reading the whole book is smaller than the number for whom the excerpt stimulates a desire to read the book. Correct! If the people who saw an excerpt still chose to buy the book, sales would increase.

(B) Because the financial advantage of excerpting a new book in a magazine usually accrues to the bookâ€™s publisher, magazine editors are unwilling to publish excerpts from new books. Out of scope

(C) In calculating the total number of copies that a book has sold, publishers include sales of copies of magazines that featured an excerpt of the book. Not discussed at all

(D) The effectiveness of having excerpts of a book published in a magazine, measured in terms of increased sales of a book, is proportional to the circulation of the magazine in which the excerpts are published. Would make sense but not discussed

(E) Books that are suitable for excerpting in high-circulation magazines sell more copies than books that are not suitable for excerpting Same as D
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24 Jan 2006, 21:45
agreed.
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(A) The number of people for whom seeing an excerpt of a book in a magazine provides an adequate substitute for reading the whole book is smaller than the number for whom the excerpt stimulates a desire to read the book. Correct! If the people who saw an excerpt still chose to buy the book, sales would increase.

(B) Because the financial advantage of excerpting a new book in a magazine usually accrues to the bookâ€™s publisher, magazine editors are unwilling to publish excerpts from new books. Out of scope

(C) In calculating the total number of copies that a book has sold, publishers include sales of copies of magazines that featured an excerpt of the book. Not discussed at all

(D) The effectiveness of having excerpts of a book published in a magazine, measured in terms of increased sales of a book, is proportional to the circulation of the magazine in which the excerpts are published. Would make sense but not discussed

(E) Books that are suitable for excerpting in high-circulation magazines sell more copies than books that are not suitable for excerpting Same as D

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24 Jan 2006, 21:47
Hey HIMALAYA, you are still around?! So good to see you buddy!
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24 Jan 2006, 21:48
TeHCM wrote:
Hey HIMALAYA, you are still around?! So good to see you buddy!

yes, because you nice guys are arround.

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24 Jan 2006, 21:57
One more vote for A

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24 Jan 2006, 22:56
TeHCM wrote:
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(A) The number of people for whom seeing an excerpt of a book in a magazine provides an adequate substitute for reading the whole book is smaller than the number for whom the excerpt stimulates a desire to read the book. Correct! If the people who saw an excerpt still chose to buy the book, sales would increase.

(B) Because the financial advantage of excerpting a new book in a magazine usually accrues to the book?s publisher, magazine editors are unwilling to publish excerpts from new books. Out of scope

(C) In calculating the total number of copies that a book has sold, publishers include sales of copies of magazines that featured an excerpt of the book. Not discussed at all

(D) The effectiveness of having excerpts of a book published in a magazine, measured in terms of increased sales of a book, is proportional to the circulation of the magazine in which the excerpts are published. Would make sense but not discussed

(E) Books that are suitable for excerpting in high-circulation magazines sell more copies than books that are not suitable for excerpting Same as D

Agree A it is !Gr8 explanation TeHCM
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25 Jan 2006, 00:43
great expln TeHCM

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25 Jan 2006, 00:47
Good One TeHCM..
OA is A

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25 Jan 2006, 01:57
Wow. I got this right.

I could not understand A but then I skipped A and read other choices. Without even coming back to A, I made my mind for A because all other choices never even comes closer to argument.
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25 Jan 2006, 11:21
Got A.

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25 Jan 2006, 21:36
ps_dahiya wrote:
Wow. I got this right.

I could not understand A but then I skipped A and read other choices. Without even coming back to A, I made my mind for A because all other choices never even comes closer to argument.

so u too get this feeling..I thought i was the only one..Sometimes i just like an option and then no matter how good the other options are, i try defending this one

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