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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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21 Oct 2015, 03:20
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.
It certainly could help to capitalize on the success of the film. However it is not very strong evidence

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.
This certainly gives you a positive correlation/link for a comparable event. Keep this in.

C. The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
This one is a bit strange. In one way we could say, that by selling the production rights, the publisher has already capitalized on the success of the film. But is this what we are looking for? I would mark this as a possible answer. Let's go on...

D. The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
The star of the movie has discussed her love for the novel. From this statement we don't know anything about the connection of "movie + novel = profit/money/success". That seems the best answer. To support the soundness of the publisher's plan, we needed a positive correlation between the statement of the star and the sales of the novel. Nothing is given.

E. Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.
This one shows too, a positive correlation between a novel and a movie. Keep it!
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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.

IMO it should be C.
two hundred thousand dollars
is a lot of money (why wud he even plan to print anymore books now ). But This doesnt have to do anything with the success of the movie. I think this is totally irrelevant, UNLESS be believe that getting this money was 'capitalizing on the movie's success'. That will be total non-sense as the movie doesn't even exist at this point.
All other options effect the publisher's chances of capitalizing on the movie.

I would like to what others think of C. Please correct me if im wrong.
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21 Oct 2015, 10:51
Our goal is to strengthen the conclusion -

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.

What role does C have ?

C. The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.

Does selling production rights to film studio has anything to do with the success of the Book ( on which the film is based )

No , selling Production rights to the film studio and success of the plan of the publisher is noway linked.

Success of the film can either have Positive , Negative or Neutral effect on the sale of the new edition of the book.

Hence IMHO (C) !!
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21 Oct 2015, 13:02
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. (This may increase the sales and supports the plan.)

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. (This may increase the sales and supports the plan.)

C. The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(Huge amount indicates success of the movie and selling new edition may increase his income.)

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.
(This evidence supports the plan.)

Selected D in first place ans then shifted to A.

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22 Oct 2015, 11:57
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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. (This may increase the sales and supports the plan.)

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. (This may increase the sales and supports the plan.)

C. The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(Huge amount indicates success of the movie and selling new edition may increase his income.)

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.
(This evidence supports the plan.)

Selected D in first place ans then shifted to A.

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IMHO receiving two hundred thousand dollars for the selling the production rights does not necessarily support the authors plan to capitalize on the movies success.

But, an actress discussing her love for the novel will likely boost novel sales.

My choice : C
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23 Oct 2015, 00:25
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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.

Premise : will publish new edition
Conclusion: Will make money

Now add each of the choice as a premise to the original premise and see if the conclusion is strengthened.

Choice 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.
The conclusion is strengthened because the new edition would carry the stamp.

Choice 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.
The conclusion is strengthened

Choice C:The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
This has nothing to do with the publishing of new edition and making money.

Choice D:The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
This also has nothing to do with the publishing of new edition and making money.

Choice E: Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.[/quote]
Supports the conclusion.

There are 2 possible choices and I don't see how either one of them can be eliminated.
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IMO the answer should be (C).. If actresses talking about what they like stops boosting the sale of those items then the ad industry is in for some tough times!

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25 Oct 2015, 01:15
yes me too see C as strengths.
i'm also not clear about B... it says novel goes bestselling after biography of auth goes to screens.... we dont know the sub of that novel is actually biography of auth or anything else....
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02 Nov 2015, 07:54
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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.

Stuck between C and D. Can someone help me eliminate ?

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02 Nov 2015, 09:41
I have questions for my friends who have chosen D as an answer and who feel that C is a strengthener. Can you please help me understand how C is a strengthener?

C. The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.

Here's what i believe:

A strengthener must give us a reason to believe that the publisher may/can capitalize on the success of the movie.

Now, option C talks about the money that the publisher has received after selling the production rights. This means that when he received the money, the movie wasn't even produced forget about its success. How can we connect this to the success of the movie that doesn't even exist??
Getting money for production rights in fact makes the publisher more immune to the outcome of the movie. Now, even if the movie is a big flop, he wouldn't care. So how do we connect this to the success of the movie?

"...Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film,"

Therefore, a strengthener needs to provide a situation/action that, if and when movie becomes successful, may (to the least degree) help the publisher of the novel. I believe option D does it better than option C. Hence IMO, C should be the answer.

Can someone please provide some more insight on C?
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D.

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The author has to sell the production rights for the movie to be made. If he retains the rights, then who is going to make it? Surely not the author.

The movie cannot boost book sales if it was not made to begin with.

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The publisher wants to print NEW novel - continuation of the movie. Actress, however, gives her love to CURRENT novel. As a result, we don't know whether the NEW novel will be successful or not to add profit to movie show.

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29 Oct 2016, 23:20

Some people have commented above that 200,000\$ is big money..
I think it is very small money for publisher/novelist/artist !!!

This is clear weaken-er.. The publisher sold production rights for just crap 200,000\$ then publisher himself is not confident. How can this option support publisher’s plan..

100% disagree with OA, no-matter any expert contends for C..

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The OA should definitely be changed to C, as many have noted.

This has nothing to do with whether \$200K is a lot of money. That's all relative, and the GMAT won't expect us to make a determination based on that. However, knowing about the money the publisher already received does nothing to help us assess the soundness of the publisher's plan, which involves reprinting the book. The \$200K is already in the bank--the question is whether the reprinted novel will sell well.

D is a clear strengthener. It shows that the novel has recently gotten some good free publicity. This may have a positive impact on sales of the reprint. (Note that this is a reprinting on the old novel, not a new book entirely as someone above suggested.)
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Dear Expert,

Please change the OA, I have seen this question before and the answer is definitely C. Also the other replies in the same thread are complaining of the same issue.

Hope you will do the needful.
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The OA is still not changed.
Moderators please change the OA if required, if not, then explain how can we eliminate Option C.

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???The OA should definitely be changed to C, as many have noted.??? DmitryFarber, Manhattan GMAT Instructor
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the question is not about making money, it is about earning sth from a new edition, C talks about selling the production rights, and this is certainly out of scope. I still remember the official answer.

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