Letter from Leonard Woolf to Norman Leys (06/08/1924)

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Source: MS 2750/255/20

Letter from Leonard Woolf to Norman Leys (06/08/1924)


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Leonard Woolf encloses chapters for Leys to revise and has a complete copy that he would like to send. He discusses profits and considers 10% commission enough. Woolf talks about often being surprised by sales, and that it is better to be agreeably than disagreeably surprised. Woolf also comments on the publishing industry, stating that the public are educated by the press to like bad and silly books, whereas serious books which have good reviews, may not sell well.


Typescript letter signed by Woolf