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Publisher: I believe we will not publish any science fiction

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Publisher: I believe we will not publish any science fiction and fantasy novels this year for two reasons. The first is that the market for such novels is small compared to more mainstream genres. The second is that these genres' classics, the rights to which are owned by other publishing houses, constitute almost half of the sales in these two genres.

Author: the literary market is large enough so that even the remaining portion of the relatively small science fiction and fantasy market would justify publishing my novel.

Which of the following, if true, would contribute most to the publisher’s claim?

a. Over the past decade, fantasy has become many children and teenagers' favorite genre.
b. The other half of the science fiction and fantasy market is characterized by thousands of titles which struggle over relatively few readers.
c. Publishing costs are very low and can be covered by sales of a few hundreds of copies.
d. Although the science fiction and fantasy market is small in comparison to that of mainstream genres, it is still a gigantic market with millions of readers.
e. In recent years, there has been a shift of readership from the classics to new and innovative writers.

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Pub: Science fiction should not be published this year for 2 reasons. States the 2 reasons.

Author: Literary market is large even though science fiction market is small. Hence his novel should be published

We have to select a choice which supports the publisher's view. Options A, C, D and E clearly support the Author's view. Only B supports the publisher's view that science fiction novel should not be published.

Answer: B
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Publisher: I believe we will not publish any science fiction and fantasy novels this year for two reasons. The first is that the market for such novels is small compared to more mainstream genres. The second is that these genres' classics, the rights to which are owned by other publishing houses, constitute almost half of the sales in these two genres.

Author: the literary market is large enough so that even the remaining portion of the relatively small science fiction and fantasy market would justify publishing my novel.

Which of the following, if true, would contribute most to the publisher’s claim?

a. Over the past decade, fantasy has become many children and teenagers' favorite genre.
b. The other half of the science fiction and fantasy market is characterized by thousands of titles which struggle over relatively few readers.
c. Publishing costs are very low and can be covered by sales of a few hundreds of copies.
d. Although the science fiction and fantasy market is small in comparison to that of mainstream genres, it is still a gigantic market with millions of readers.
e. In recent years, there has been a shift of readership from the classics to new and innovative writers.


Publisher: We will not publish any science fiction and fantasy novels this year because of two reasons - a) the market is small and b) of whatever market is left, classics take more than half of it.

Author: Even after this, the market is available for my novel.

Since these two views are opposite, therefore to support Publisher's claim we need to weaken the authors claim.
Option B does just the same by saying that there are a lot many titles that struggle in the left over market.

Correct Option: B
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Publisher: I believe we will not publish any science fiction and fantasy novels this year for two reasons. The first is that the market for such novels is small compared to more mainstream genres. The second is that these genres' classics, the rights to which are owned by other publishing houses, constitute almost half of the sales in these two genres.

Author: the literary market is large enough so that even the remaining portion of the relatively small science fiction and fantasy market would justify publishing my novel.

Which of the following, if true, would contribute most to the publisher’s claim?

a. Over the past decade, fantasy has become many children and teenagers' favorite genre. does not support publisher.
b. The other half of the science fiction and fantasy market is characterized by thousands of titles which struggle over relatively few readers.Correctly supporting the publishers claim.
c. Publishing costs are very low and can be covered by sales of a few hundreds of copies.this support eh author and not the publisher.
d. Although the science fiction and fantasy market is small in comparison to that of mainstream genres, it is still a gigantic market with millions of readers. supports authors claim.
e. In recent years, there has been a shift of readership from the classics to new and innovative writers. this partially stregnthens the author but not the publisher.
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Imo B
Rest all the options are actually strengthener for Author's claim.
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New post 07 Jul 2017, 08:23
Apart from Option B every other option actually weakens the publisher's claim.

Option B would be the correct answer I believe.

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