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Authors and Publishers
It is certainly the case today that authors who can produce wares possessing commercial value, find little difficulty in securing for them such value. Publishers are always on the look-out for real material.
Publishing Arrangements
When the author and the publisher have agreed between them that a work is to be published, it remains to be decided under which of the several publishing arrangements the publication shall be undertaken.
Securing Copyright
0ne of the questions frequently asked by an author in connection with his first work is What steps must I take to secure my copyright? For the purpose of supplying this information, the text of the United States Copyright Laws, as included in the Revised Statutes, is here given.
Editors and the Periodical Press
Next to a publisher, there is no person who has so evil a reputation among literary aspirants as an editor. It is for his general imbecility, however, rather than for any moral turpitude that he is pilloried.
If a work is published at the expense of the author, the cost of all advertising, except that of printing the title in the publisher's lists, is charged to him, and only such outlay is incurred as he may have authorized.
The Making of Books
The type is set up by the compositor in what is called a composing-stick, this being held in the left hand, while the right hand dexterously takes the type from the case, and arranges the letters in accordance with the copy.
Books - Corrections of Copy
It is very difficult to make an author comprehend how much time is required to effect changes in proof which to him may appear but trifling. For instance, a word or two eliminated from the proof, unless outer words are substituted of the same length, will require the overrunning of the entire paragraph corrected.
Letter Press Printing
By this method which is designated letter-press printing, it is customary to print three or four forms at a time (a form comprising the number of pages on one side of a sheet), and not to wait until the whole book is set.
Printing Presses
For ordinary book work in this country, the press generally in use among printers is the Adams. In this press (see cut), the bed upon which the form of type or plates is placed has no horizontal motion in printing, the impression being taken upon the entire sheet at one upward movement of the bed and form.
Book Binding
The back of the book is now again glued, a piece of muslin, about an inch wider than the back of the book, fastened to it, a piece of very stout paper covers this, and the book is then ready to be put into the cover or case.
Illustrations for the Printing Business
Illustrations made by photo-engraving can, like wood-cuts, be printed at the same time as the text of a book, a material advantage.
THE disturbance caused by the war to the English-Dutch services is now over, and it is possible again to sail to Rotterdam from Gravesend by the Batavier tine and to glide in the early morning steadily up the Maas and gradually acquire a sense of Dutch quietude and greyness.
The Dutch In English Literature
The poor Dutch were never forgiven for living below the sea-level and gaining their security by magnificent feats of engineering and persistence.
Dordrecht And Utrecht
DORDRECHT must be approached by water, because then one sees her as she was seen so often, and painted so often, by her great son Albert Cuyp, and by countless artists since.
I TRAVELLED to Delft from Rotterdam in a little steam passenger barge, very long and narrow to fit it for navigating the locks ; which, as it is, it scrapes.
The Hague
The Dutchman's pruning, however, is not done solely for the satisfaction of exerting control. These millions of pollarded willows which one sees from the line have a deeper significance than might ever be guessed at : it is they that are keeping out Holland's ancient enemy, the sea.
Scheveningen And Katwyk
GOOD Dutchmen when they die go to Scheveningen ; but my heaven is elsewhere. To go thither is, however, no calamity, so long as one chooses the old road.
WE travelled to Leyden from The Hague by the steam-tram, through cheerful domestic surroundings, past little Englishy cottages and gardens. It was Sunday morning, and the villagers of Voorburg and Voorschoten and the other little places en route were idle and gay.
Leyden's Painters, A Fanatic And A Hero
LEYDEN was the mother of some precious human clay. Among her sons was the greatest of Dutch painters, Rembrandt van Rijn ; the most lovable of them, Jan Steen ; and the most patient of them, Gerard Dou.
HAARLEM being the capital of the tulip country, the time to visit it is the spring. To travel from Leyden to Haarlem by rail in April is to pass through floods of colour, reaching their finest quality about Hillegom.
AMSTERDAM is notable for two possessions above others : its old canals and its old pictures. Truly has it been called the Venice of the North but very different is its sombre quietude from the sunny Italian city among the waters.
Amsterdam's Pictures
THE superlative excellence of Dutch painting in the seventeenth century has never been explained, and probably never will be. The ordinary story is that on settling down to a period of independence and comparative peace and prosperity after the cessation of the Spanish war, the Dutch people called for good art, and good art came.
Around Amsterdam - South And Southeast
THE Dutch have several things to learn from the English ; and there are certain lessons which we might acquire from them. To them we might impart the uses of the salt-spoon, and ask in return the secret of punctuality on the railways.
Around Amsterdam - North
AN excursion which every one will say is indispensable takes one to Marken (pronounced Marriker) ; but I have my doubts. The island may be reached from Amsterdam either by boat, going by way of canal and returning by sea, or one may take the steam-tram to Monnickendam or Edam, and then fall into the hands of a Marken mariner.
Alkmaar And Hoorn, The Helder And Enkhuisen
IF the weather is fine one should certainly go to Alkmaar by canal. The journey by water, on a steamer, is always interesting and intensely invigorating. It is only one remove from the open sea, so flat is the country, so free the air.
Friesland - Stavoren To Leeuwarden
THE traveller from Amsterdam enters Free Frisia at Stavoren, once the home of kings and now a mere haven, A little steamer carries the passengers from Enkhuisen, while the cattle trucks and vans of merchandise cross the Zuyder Zee in a huge railway raft.
Leeuwarden And Neighbourhood
IN an hour or two the train brings us to Leeuwarden, between flat green meadows unrelieved save for the frequent isolated homesteads, in which farm house, dairy, barn, cow stalls and stable are all under one great roof that starts almost from the ground.
Groningen To Zutphen
I REMEMBER the Doelen at Groningen for several reasons, all of them thoroughly material. (Holland is, however, a material country.) First I would put the very sensible custom of providing every guest who has ordered tea for breakfast with a little tea caddy.
Arnheim To Bergen-Op-Zoom
AT Arnheim we come to a totally new Holland. The Maliebaan and the park at Utrecht, with their spacious residences, had prepared us a little for Arnheim's wooded retirement ; but not completely.
WITH Middelburg I have associated, for charm, Hoorn ; but Middelburg stands first. It is serener, happier, more human ; while the nature of the Zeelander is to the stranger so much more ingratiating than that of the North Hollander.
IT is wiser I think to stay at Middelburg and visit Flushing from there than to stay at Flushing. One may go by train or tram. In hot weather the steam-tram is the better way, for then one can go direct to the baths and bathe in the stillest arm of the sea that I know.
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