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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that was a bestseller when it was first published but that has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition that will be released 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) Books with the words "now a major motion picture" printed on the cover generally sell better than books without those words printed on the cover.

(B) Twenty years ago, the publisher created a limited edition of the novel, consisting of 5,000 copies each personally signed by the now-deceased author, and all 5,000 copies were sold in less than 6 months after the books were printed.

(C) Multiple novels by the same author experienced a brief spike in sales after major film studios released movies based on those novels.

(D) Existing copies of the novel are hard to find and are often sold for prices up to 10 times higher than the price at which the publisher plans to sell copies of the new edition.

(E) Many of the trailer advertisements for the new movie will state the name and author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based.

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Currently, the book is out of print, so there are no novels to sell. The publisher believes that, if the movie is successful, people will want to buy the novel on which it is based. Thus, the publisher hopes to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie by printing a new edition of the novel.

We are looking for an answer choice that does NOT support the soundness of the publisher's plan, so we should cross out anything that DOES support the soundness of the plan:

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(A) Books with the words "now a major motion picture" printed on the cover generally sell better than books without those words printed on the cover.

The publisher hopes that the success of the movie will boost sales of the novel. This statement suggests that the new novel will likely sell better than other books without those words printed on the cover. This evidence supports the soundness of the publisher's plan, so (A) can be eliminated.

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(B) Twenty years ago, the publisher created a limited edition of the novel, consisting of 5,000 copies each personally signed by the now-deceased author, and all 5,000 copies were sold in less than 6 months after the books were printed.

This statement suggests that sales of the novel could be boosted by creating a limited-edition version signed by the author. Since the author is deceased, this is no longer possible. This statement does not provide any evidence to support that the release of a successful movie will boost sales of the novel on which it is based. Although it does not suggest that the publisher's plan will fail, this statement does not support the soundness of the plan. (B) looks good.

"(C) Multiple novels by the same author experienced a brief spike in sales after major film studios released movies based on those novels."
This statement suggests that the release of a movie will boost sales of a novel on which the movie is based. This supports the soundness of the publisher's plan, so eliminate (C).

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(D) Existing copies of the novel are hard to find and are often sold for prices up to 10 times higher than the price at which the publisher plans to sell copies of the new edition.

If, despite the success of the movie, nobody wants to buy the book, the publisher's plan will fail. This statement suggests that there is demand for the novel. This, in turn, suggests that people will want to buy new editions of the novel, contributing to the success of the publisher's plan. Eliminate (D).

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(E) Many of the trailer advertisements for the new movie will state the name and author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based.

If nobody knows about the novel, the success of the movie will not boost sales of the novel. This statement tells us that the novel WILL be publicized, supporting the publisher's plan. Eliminate (E).

Choice (B) is the best because it is the only choice that does NOT support the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film.
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My answer: B (Awaiting OA)

A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that was a bestseller when it was first published but that has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition that will be released 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) Books with the words "now a major motion picture" printed on the cover generally sell better than books without those words printed on the cover.
This will definitely boost the sales of the new novel.

(B) Twenty years ago, the publisher created a limited edition of the novel, consisting of 5,000 copies each personally signed by the now-deceased author, and all 5,000 copies were sold in less than 6 months after the books were printed.
This option doesn't talk about the current scenario. It only tells us that the book had really good sales and the same can be inferred from the passage as well.

(C) Multiple novels by the same author experienced a brief spike in sales after major film studios released movies based on those novels.
This option relates the success of the sale of novels to the success of movie.

(D) Existing copies of the novel are hard to find and are often sold for prices up to 10 times higher than the price at which the publisher plans to sell copies of the new edition.
If people are dying to buy books at 10 times the price, then the author will be benefited from the publishing of the novel.

(E) Many of the trailer advertisements for the new movie will state the name and author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based.
This shows that the author will become famous and thus it will be beneficial for the author to write another novel.

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My choice is (B) As in B Author sold because did the signature & now he is deceased so can not do the signature as a result book will not be sold.
Other Option support. option a) neutral

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I think that if the prices are high for the book then why does he waits for the movie to be released?.. He can publish it at anytime and make profits becaise ppl are ready to biy it at a price higher than 10 times the actual price... So for me D? but yes B is also tempting

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Option B is an option that doesn't mention anything about the current situation. The option does'nt detail any relation between the Movie release and its anticipated effect on the book sales.

Hence B

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The rise in sales due to a different reason (author's signature on book) is not comparable to impact of making a movie on the book. Hence B is correct.

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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that was a bestseller when it was first published but that has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition that will be released 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) Books with the words "now a major motion picture" printed on the cover generally sell better than books without those words printed on the cover.

(B) Twenty years ago, the publisher created a limited edition of the novel, consisting of 5,000 copies each personally signed by the now-deceased author, and all 5,000 copies were sold in less than 6 months after the books were printed.

(C) Multiple novels by the same author experienced a brief spike in sales after major film studios released movies based on those novels.

(D) Existing copies of the novel are hard to find and are often sold for prices up to 10 times higher than the price at which the publisher plans to sell copies of the new edition.

(E) Many of the trailer advertisements for the new movie will state the name and author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based.

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(A) Books with the words "now a major motion picture" printed on the cover generally sell better than books without those words printed on the cover.
Good plan to capitalize on the success of the film if the movie is successful. People might want to read the book after watching the movie. Does not weaken.

(B) Twenty years ago, the publisher created a limited edition of the novel, consisting of 5,000 copies each personally signed by the now-deceased author, and all 5,000 copies were sold in less than 6 months after the books were printed.
Weakener. The earlier editions were signed by the author but the new prints won't be. So, people might not be interested to buy the newer editions.

(C) Multiple novels by the same author experienced a brief spike in sales after major film studios released movies based on those novels.
Since novels written by the author sold more immediately after movies released, it could do well this time as well. Does not weaken.

(D) Existing copies of the novel are hard to find and are often sold for prices up to 10 times higher than the price at which the publisher plans to sell copies of the new edition.
Again a good plan to capitalize on the success of the film since memories of the book will be refreshed in the minds of the people. Moreover, this novel is selling at a premium currently. So, people will prefer to buy their own copies at marked price. Does not weaken.

(E) Many of the trailer advertisements for the new movie will state the name and author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based.
Awesome. More people might tend to buy the book if the movie is successful. Does not weaken.

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+1 for B. We need to choose an option that tells us a reason why publisher's plan to publish the novel again will not work. Option B merely repeats the claim that the novel was popular when it was first published. It tells us nothing about the current scenario. Hence option B.
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Took me 4 minutes and 3 seconds to solve but got it correct.
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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that was a bestseller when it was first published but that has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition that will be released the same week the film premieres.

Type - strengthen except
Boil it down - Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition that will be released the same week the film premieres.

(A) Books with the words "now a major motion picture" printed on the cover generally sell better than books without those words printed on the cover. - Incorrect - strengthens that sale of new edition will be good

(B) Twenty years ago, the publisher created a limited edition of the novel, consisting of 5,000 copies each personally signed by the now-deceased author, and all 5,000 copies were sold in less than 6 months after the books were printed. - Correct - irrelevant - this happened 20 years ago and we can't replicate the same success since author is deceased

(C) Multiple novels by the same author experienced a brief spike in sales after major film studios released movies based on those novels. - Incorrect - if sales increased for other books by same author after studios released movies based on those novels , then sales should increase for this too

(D) Existing copies of the novel are hard to find and are often sold for prices up to 10 times higher than the price at which the publisher plans to sell copies of the new edition.- Incorrect - another reason to bring out the new edition

(E) Many of the trailer advertisements for the new movie will state the name and author of the bestselling novel on which the movie is based. - Incorrect - this will publicise the novel and thus should boost its sales

Answer B
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