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Books R Us Publishing is planning a book launching for its new line of novels by first-time authors. In the hopes of attracting major national distributors and retailers to these books, the company's president has instructed its regional representatives to personally escort its previous best-selling authors to the launching.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the expectation of the company's president?

A) Many of the previous best-selling authors would attend the book launching even if there was no escort offered by the company.
B) Distributors and retailers usually skip book launchings unless they include established authors who are promoting their own new novels.
C) Books R Us Publishing's competitors have also scheduled book launchings for new authors and they have decided not to invite their published authors to the event.
D) The presence of established authors is likely to boost the purchasing power for their future books with the same distributors and retailers.
E) A book launching that includes recognizable writers tends to attract distributors and retailers in the industry who otherwise would not attend.

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Books R Us Publishing is planning a book launching for its new line of novels by first-time authors. In the hopes of attracting major national distributors and retailers to these books, the company's president has instructed its regional representatives to personally escort its previous best-selling authors to the launching.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the expectation of the company's president?

A) Many of the previous best-selling authors would attend the book launching even if there was no escort offered by the company.
B) Distributors and retailers usually skip book launchings unless they include established authors who are promoting their own new novels.
C) Books R Us Publishing's competitors have also scheduled book launchings for new authors and they have decided not to invite their published authors to the event.
D) The presence of established authors is likely to boost the purchasing power for their future books with the same distributors and retailers.
E) A book launching that includes recognizable writers tends to attract distributors and retailers in the industry who otherwise would not attend.


Here's a more detailed answer than the ones given above.
As always, we start by breaking our passage into logical parts.

#1. A book launch is being planned for first-time authors.
#2. Personally escorting previous authors to the event --> will attract major distributors

As we are given enough information in the passage to directly infer the likely solutions, we'll do so.
This is a Precise approach.

To support the expectation, we'd need to strengthen #2 above. So our answer will most likely have something to do with 'best-selling authors at the event' and with 'attracting major distributors'.
In particular, a very strong support would be if this had already happened before - namely if we are given evidence that in a previous launch, best-selling authors' attendance attracted distributors.

Answer (E) is exactly what we are looking for - evidence supporting #2 above - and is therefore our answer.
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A. - Weakens the argument
B. - Talks about "Famous authors promoting their own product" hence, out of scope
C. - Irrelevant
D. - The aim of the publisher is to attract retailers and distributors not to boost the purchasing. hence, incorrect
E - Supports the company president expectation

hence, Answer E
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previous best selling author at launch------- attract distributors and retailers
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Only option E supports the president's prediction.
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