ONE THOUSAND WAYS TO MAKE FORTUNE – CHAPTER XVII.

FORTUNE IN LITERATURE.

Profits of the Pen–Ten Cents a Word–A Millionaire Novelist–$3,000 for a Short Story–How Hall Caine Won a Fortune–A Pilgrimage of Publishers–“One Thousand Times Across the Atlantic”–$5,000 for a Song–Suggestions to Writers–What It Pays to Write.

Literature requires the least capital of any enterprise with the probabilities of wealthy reward and large renown. A pen, a bottle of ink, a ream of paper, and–_brains_. These are all. There isn’t any occupation so discouraging to the one who lacks the last-named high quality and few so alluring to those that possess it. Authors are supposed to put in writing for fame, however fame and prosperityare twin sisters that are seldom separated. Hack writers are certainly laborious labored and poorly paid, however within the greater walks of literature rewards are beneficiant. In London, the charges to first-class writers are $100 per 1,000 phrases. In one case $135 was paid, and in one other $175 demanded. Amelia Barr, the well-known novelist, receives $20,000 a 12 months from the sale of her books. There is a substantial amount of subterranean literature unknown to the critics and the journal writers, however which, nonetheless, pays handsomely. One Richebourg, of Paris, has 4,000,000 readers, and sometimes receives $12,000 for the serial rights alone, but he’s unknown to the journal public. In this nation the “Albatross Novels,” by Albert Ross, offered to the extent of 1,000,000 copies, and the writer acquired such prosperitythat he was capable of interact in charity on an impressive scale, but the writer is unknown to fame.

Among the cases of the pecuniary rewards for single works are “Les Miserables,” by Victor Hugo, which introduced $80,000 and “Trilby,” which netted the writer the princely sum of $400,000. “Quo Vadis,” by Sienkiewicz, sells everywhere in the world, however its writer had already made half 1,000,000 {dollars} together with his pen earlier than he wrote that well-liked guide.

It shouldn’t be our function on this chapter to deal with of books requiring transcendent genius to create, however slightly to recommend titles of works which can be composed by much less gifted authors, books, which if written with honest means can not fail to be of curiosity and revenue.

742. THE POPULAR NOVELThis is the most effective paying type of literature. The pen that may contact the favored coronary heart might not be a gold one, however it is going to carry gold into the pockets of him who wields it. Amelie Rives acquired $6,000 for “According to St. John.” Lord Lytton acquired $7,500 for a few of his novels. Of the “Heavenly Twins,” 50,000 copies have been offered in 1894; of the “Bonny Brier Bush,” 30,000 in 5 months; and of the “Manxman” 50,000 in 4 months. Of Mrs. Henry Wood’s “East Lynne,” 400,000 have been offered, and her thirty-four books have reached altogether over 1,000,000 copies. In France, there are offered yearly of Feuilleton’s works, 50,000; of Daudet’s, 80,000, and of Zola’s, 90,000. Hall Caine acquired outright a examine for $50,000 for “The Christian.” He had struck the favored chord with the “Deemster.” There was virtually a pilgrimage of publishers to the Isle of Man to make engagements for the pen of the brand new author when that guide was launched upon the market.

743. THE SHORT STORYThe quick story could be very well-liked on this nation, and has attained a perfection reached nowhere else on this planet. The guidelines of success on this division are briefly these: First, to be strikingly unique; second, to put in writing merely and naturally; and third, to condense into the smallest compass. Be transient. This is the age of electrical energy. Many a narrative of 10,000 phrases has been rejected when if it had contained half that quantity it will have been accepted. Publishers pay liberal charges for brief, good tales. The New York _Herald_ lately paid Mollie E. Seawell $3,000 for a brief story. Within a really quick time {a magazine} has supplied a worth of $1,000 for the most effective quick story; one other has made the identical supply; and a 3rd certainly one of $500. Among the publications that pay the authors the very best charges are _Harper’s Magazine_, the _Century_, _McClure’s_, the _Youth’s Companion_, and the _Ladies’ Home Journal_. There are a number of others that pay almost as a lot.

744. THE VILLAGE REPORTERWrite up some occasion that happens in your neighborhood. Any main newspaper can pay for it if nicely written. It should be spicy, however not ornate. Put in sturdy, nervous adjectives; coloration nicely. Take care to not make it libelous. If you succeed you’ll be able to attempt once more, and when you present aptness on the work you’ll likely safe a place as a reporter.

745. THE TRUTH CONDENSERFacts for the million! Do you already know {that a} cyclopedia of essentially the most helpful data may be written in a single quantity? The “Britannica” has twenty-five volumes. The “International” fifteen. Here is required the college of condensation. Use information solely, and you’ll be shocked to search out what number of articles consist solely of phrases. Make use of the good cyclopedias, the newspaper almanacs, authorities stories, and all books by which data is condensed. Pack the guide filled with the issues the thousands and thousands need to know.

746. TOWN HISTORYWrite a brief historical past of your native city or of another city. Publish the portraits, and residences or locations of enterprise, of the main townsmen. Mention within the guide all people within the city whom you’ll be able to. Even for essentially the most humble may be discovered a place in a work of family tree. The rich offers you massive sums for the illustrations, and the vainness of the poor will trigger them to purchase a guide by which their title seems. Cost of concern of guide, $1,000. One thousand subscribers at $2 apiece, $2,000. One hundred of the wealthier class who can pay you $10 apiece for his or her portraits, $1,000. Profits, $2,000. If you’re glad with the end result, go on to the subsequent city, and so forth _ad infinitum_.

747. THE SHOPPERS’ GUIDEA small guide may very well be issued in paper covers for twenty-five cents, giving a proof of each sort of items, the distinction, and the most effective sorts and types. Not one individual in twenty is posted on this stuff, and should take the clerk’s phrase. It ought to present what companies make a specialty in any line or division, and on what days they make a reduction. Merchants would little doubt pay you at promoting charges for such a discover of their locations of enterprise. The guide ought to embody dry-goods and fancy shops in addition to grocers and meat markets. Such a guide ought to promote by the million.

748. A BIRTHDAY BOOKWe have the “Shakespeare Birthday Book,” the “Tennyson Birthday Book,” the “Emerson Birthday Book,” and lots of others. Add yet another, the “Richter.” The writings of Jean Paul abound in felicitous and eloquent passages, simply suited to such a piece.

749. A CHURCH-WORKERS’ BOOKA man had a half-written guide on church-work, dividing it into twenty branches with one thousand working plans to be given by essentially the most profitable ministers and different Christian employees within the land; however owing to a stress of different duties he was unable to finish it. This lead remains to be unworked.

750. HOUSEHOLD ECONOMICSA guide may be written by one who understands the topic which it will pay each housekeeper to purchase. The kitchen alone ought to provide not less than 100 examples of waste. The care of servants would make use of one other vital a part of the guide. Every room would afford a chapter. Such a guide, telling the inexperienced housekeeper what to purchase and methods to economize would lower your expenses for a lot of a newbie.

751. THE PLAIN MAN’S MEALA guide with this title ought to have a prepared sale. All cook dinner books are for individuals who can preserve a butler, or not less than one or two servants. The recipes are costly. Write one by way of which a cost-effective housewife can get a meal for 4 at an expense of fifty cents. A daily _menu_ for every meal for day by day of the 12 months could be appreciated. Plain meals and easy cooking at low cost price. The guide shouldn’t be over 300 pages, and mustn’t promote for multiple greenback.

752. PRESENT CENTURY CELEBRITIESNothing in historical past is tougher to search out out than the lives of individuals within the final era. History tells us the distant previous, modern literature tells us in regards to the current, however there is no such thing as a guide that tells us in regards to the latest previous. The males who have been distinguished in statesmanship, commerce and literature, two or three a long time in the past should not heard of now. A brand new era has encounter the stage and is aware of them not. This is a need felt by each one who takes the slightest curiosity in instances and males. Get out a guide with a brief chapter devoted to every of the distinguished males who’ve lived within the final half of the nineteenth century. If this work appears too voluminous, then let it comprise solely the main males in our nation for the reason that Civil War. If nicely written it ought to command an incredible sale.

753. READERS’ GUIDE BOOKA information guide for good studying which may be offered for $1 is a desideratum. Enumerate just a few of the most effective books of all the good departments of literature with a brief critique upon every. The listing of the books in addition to the critiques may be condensed from any of the ponderous reference lists in our nice libraries.

754. AMERICAN ELOQUENCEThere ought to be a guide revealed which might protect the several types of American eloquence. If it may very well be made a sort of text-book on oratory, it will have an immense sale. Tens of hundreds of younger males are becoming themselves to be attorneys, preachers, elocutionists, and public audio system in numerous capacities. They want a book which is able to give them the principles and fashions of efficient speech. A guide written with a lot care as to make it a sort of customary of eloquence and oratory would pay nicely for the painstaking job. Our customary schoolbooks have proved mints of cash to their authors.

755. RACERS’ RECORD BOOKA guide which ought to be a dependable report of the quickest instances made in horse races, bicycle meets, and sporting matches, should have a prepared sale. It ought to encompass condensed tables of all of the information of all the good races, interspaced with clean leaves for the jotting down of latest information. There are not less than 1,000,000 males concerned about racing, and at a really average estimate one-quarter (250,000) ought to purchase your guide, which, we’ll say, sells for twenty-five cents.

756. YOUR OWN PHYSICIANWe need a guide on well being, written from the newest viewpoint of hygiene and physiology. Get a symposium of physicians to put in writing on such subjects as costume, weight-reduction plan, train, sleep, drugs, baths, and so forth. Most physicians would regard the promoting advantages of those articles as ample remuneration, whereas on the similar time their names would assist to promote the work, but when vital pay them for his or her companies. Entitle the work, “Your Own Physician,” and promote it on subscription, the canvasser displaying how less expensive it’s to maintain nicely at $2–the worth of the book–than to get nicely at $200–the cost of a doctor for companies in an extended spell of sickness.

757. THE BOY’S ASTRONOMYA small guide in regards to the solar, moon and stars, made engaging for novices. It ought to teem with illustrations, and the youthful reader ought to be fascinated as he follows the solar and moon of their programs, learns how eclipses happen, and understands about meteors, comets, and nebulæ. There also needs to be instructions for locating the principal stars on any night time of the 12 months. Such a guide ought to command a prepared sale, for he who writes for girls and boys has the most important market.

758. RECREATIONS IN CHEMISTRYA bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church as soon as wrote a guide entitled “Recreations in Astronomy,” which has had a really massive sale. But there’s simply as a lot room for “Recreations in Chemistry,” if written with as a lot creativeness and ability. It ought to comprise such fascinating chapters as “Chemistry of a Candle,” “The Dynamics of a Dewdrop,” “The Evolution of an Oak.” The chief factors within the authorship ought to be accuracy and an enthralling type.

759. THE CURIOSITY BOOKA guide full of the curious issues in each division of human analysis. People prefer to learn in regards to the uncommon and the curious. 100 chapters, quick, spicy, and containing every just a few fantastic issues in a particular subject of studying, could be extremely popular with each younger and outdated. As a present guide it will be unexcelled. There is fortune in it.

760. THE CHILD’S BIBLEA Bible which shall comprise the quite a few tales so related in narrative kind as to make a steady historical past from starting to finish. It ought to be quite simple, and by no means do violence to the sacred report. If correctly written, this guide may very well be offered by canvassers in virtually each house, and will carry a lot acquire to the writer.

761. GUIDE TO TRADESA full information to all of the vital professions, occupations, callings and trades. This work ought to present the alternatives in every commerce, the comparative possibilities of success, the remuneration, and some easy guidelines for steering. It ought to bristle with information, and also needs to give one or two examples within the type of stories–short autobiographies nonetheless better–of males who’ve been profitable in every division of labor. The benefit of this guide is that it has no competitor, masking a wholly new subject in authorship.

762. THE PLEASURE BOOKHere is a novel concept for a guide. Let there be 300 or extra sections, one for each week day within the 12 months, and let every part comprise a distinct type of amusement. Books on video games, riddles, sports activities, and so forth., may be drawn upon for provides. As you will need to present enjoyment for every kind of climate, it is going to be nicely to have a brief different for wet days in every part. The amusement ought to be of the best potential selection, from the fox-hunt within the fields to the thimble-hunt within the parlor. As a lot of folks have leisure solely at night time, maybe a piece entitled, “Three Hundred Happy Evenings” could be higher than the suggestion above, although it will essentially have to go away out most outside sports activities. Holidays ought to have a extra elaborate programme.

763. THE SOLDIER’S BOOKThere are 750,000 survivors of our Civil War. It could be an excessive amount of to publish in a single guide even the briefest account of every. The work ought to be revealed in a number of components, a quantity to a State. In a State like New York, three strains solely may very well be given to the report of a non-public, however even for the briefest point out of himself and his comrades almost all of the outdated troopers would purchase the guide. In smaller States more room may very well be given to every man’s report. Considerable capital could be required within the accumulating of information and information, however the publication of such a piece would definitely pay, if precisely written and totally canvassed. We have estimated the price of accumulating the knowledge at twenty-five cents for every soldier. It could be a lot much less in nice cities the place a lot of males may very well be seen in sooner or later. Cost for 100,000 troopers, $25,000. Such is the vainness brought on by seeing one’s title in print that the guide would promote not less than to each second soldier. Fifty thousand copies at $2.50, $125,000. Deduct one-fourth for price and getting out the guide, $31,250. Discount for canvassers at one-third the worth of the guide, $41,666. Total price, $72,916. Profits, $51,084 for 50,000 copies.

764. BOOK OF STYLEA man nicely versed in books might write a small quantity on literary type which may very well be offered to benefit for $1 per copy. The variety of literary males is continually growing. More than 10,000 younger men and women are graduated yearly from our faculties. At a really low estimate, 25,000 would need a work of this type.

765. SCIENCE OF COMMON THINGSA guide of nice curiosity to all people may very well be compiled from the huge physique of matter contained within the final quarter of a century in such periodicals because the _Popular Science Monthly_, the _Scientific American_, and so forth. It ought to comprise plenty of chapters in regards to the heating and ventilating of dwellings, about clothes and meals, about street making and home constructing, and lots of different issues, and be written in such an enchanting type as to make the work engaging, even to individuals who ordinarily take little interest in such discussions. The success of such a guide relies upon completely upon its type. It is feasible to put in writing one bringing prosperityto the writer.

766. POPULAR SONGSIf you’re a musical composer there’s one other wealthy subject which invitations you. Many a person within the making of bars and clefs has braided strands of gold. Daniel Emmett wrote “Dixie,” and it ran like wild hearth everywhere in the nation. Stephen Foster gained prosperitywith “Old Folks at Home,” Charles Okay. Harris wrote “After the Ball.” Its gross sales have been over 1,000,000 copies, and it made him an independently wealthy man. H. W. Petrie wrote “I Don’t Want to Play in Your Yard.” Its success was phenomenal, and is prone to show a bonanza to the writer; 50,000 copies have been offered earlier than they have been pretty dry from the press. Edward B. Marks, a younger author of New York, wrote “The Little Lost Child,” which netted him $15,000. Sir Arthur Sullivan acquired $50,000 for his well-known tune, “The Lost Chord.” Mr. Balfe received $40,000 for “I Dreamt that I Dwelt in Marble Halls.”

767. FOREIGN TRANSLATIONSAnother very large subject is that of the interpretation of overseas works. There are huge numbers of overseas works upon which there aren’t any copyrights on this nation, and others upon which the copyrights have expired. This is a worthwhile subject and relatively unworked. Even of such transcendant works as these of George Sand and Balzac just a few have been translated. Publishers pay for translations about the identical as royalties on unique works. Dryden acquired $6,000 for his translation of Virgil, and Pope acquired $40,000 for his rendering of the “Iliad.”

768. CHILDREN’S STORIESThere are luggage of cash in kids’s tales. Every baby at a sure age desires to learn or be learn to, and there are seven million of this age within the United States. The tales ought to be quick, shiny, easy and unique, and the guide ought to comprise plenty of illustrations. Whoever pleases the kids pleases the world. “Alice in Wonderland” introduced prosperityto its writer, and yearly Christmas tales for the kids carry a lot fortune into the pockets of the writers.

769. CONDENSED STORIESAll the favored and customary fiction of the world may very well be condensed right into a dozen volumes by a grasp hand. It has by no means but been tried. Some omnivorous reader and impressive author might but attempt it. He should get the guts of the story–the plot–without regard to facet points, by-plays, or ornamentation. See in how few phrases you’ll be able to inform one of many Waverley novels with out omitting any of the primary options. Then publish your entire collection in a single quantity. It is a brand new concept, and should take.

770. THE MANNER BOOKHow to Act, How to Behave, How to Eat, How to Talk, How to Write Letters, How to Propose–in quick, the correct way to get on in life. A guide consisting of pert, witty chapters upon good manners should make a fast-selling work. Many have been written, however none as but fairly meet the demand.

771. THE GEORGE REPUBLICSomefactor completely new. Do you already know that within the village of Freeville, Tompkins County, New York, there’s a republic composed of many hundred individuals dominated completely by boys, and these the worst of boys, taken largely from the slums of our cities, a category which couldn’t be ruled within the abnormal method? It is hardly an excessive amount of to say that it’s the most suggestive experiment in self-government in all historical past, and it awaits the pen of a practiced author. The motion is likely to be everlasting and well-liked, and the primary one to pen it in graphic type will likely collect a very good harvest.

772. ONE THOUSAND TIMES ACROSS THE ATLANTICHere is a capital concept! Many sea captains have crossed the ocean as many instances as that. Get an Atlantic veteran to let you know a few of the most thrilling tales of his forty years’ crusing. He might not be a lot of a author, however you’ll be able to put the matter into engaging kind. For a small compensation, or maybe for the love of the factor, he would let you know many thrilling tales of the ocean. The title is taking.

773. THE MAN HUNTERFew writings are extra fascinating than detective tales, and nobody has extra attention-grabbing matter to narrate than one of many sleuths of the legislation. Think of “Sherlock Holmes,” whom Conan Doyle created, and who has made piles of cash for his writer.

774. STORY OF A RAGPICKERIt is a brand new concept. Did a ragpicker ever write earlier than? But he will need to have had many attention-grabbing experiences. Transfer the tales from his tongue to your pen. Paste these uncouth patches right into a literary crazy-quilt as an skilled author is aware of methods to do, and you’ll have a guide whose title will promote it, and whose distinctive contents will make it promote.

775. STORY OF A DIVERUnder the ocean! Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” actualized! No one can have extra thrilling experiences than a diver. Catch the homely phrases from his lips, gild them with a vigorous creativeness, coloration them with an skilled pen, and you’ve got a guide whose gross sales will astonish you.

776. STORY OF A CONVICTHere is one other new concept. The underneath facet of life is seldom if ever advised. Who is aware of what the convict thinks, feels, and suffers? Let a story be written from a convict’s viewpoint. Let him inform how he dedicated the crime, how he was induced to do it, how he felt when he was doing it, his motives and hopes, the account of his arrest, what his lawyer mentioned to him, his trial, condemnation, and sentence. Then his lengthy imprisonment. A convict who is an efficient talker might simply provide you with materials which you possibly can skillfully work up into a gorgeous guide, as novel as it will be attention-grabbing. Much of the success of “Les Miserables” was as a result of vivid portrayal of the sufferings of Jean Valjean.

777. THE STOWAWAYAnother distinctive concept! Stowaways are always crossing the ocean. Get his story. Tell pathetically his motives for crossing the water, and the account of his privations on shipboard. Here is matter for one more Robinson Crusoe.

778. WHEEL AND WORLD“Across the Continent on a Bicycle!” “Around the World on a Wheel!” These are engaging titles. All wheelmen–there are 300,000 in New York alone–would learn it. If you haven’t made the journey your self, get some one who has, for a small sum, to let you know the story.

779. STORY OF A FIREMANA fireman dwells within the midst of alarms. A veteran fireman has been to hundreds of fires. Let him let you know twenty or thirty of them in his personal method, the thrilling adventures, the hairbreadth escapes, the heroic rescues, and the magnificent and appalling scenes. Every fireman would purchase the guide, and, if nicely written, all of the fireman’s buddies, which suggests about all people.

780. IN A BALLOONHere is a most tasty subject which has by no means been occupied. Edgar Poe’s “Journey to the Moon” is well known, however it is just a phantasy, whereas we might have an equally attention-grabbing reality–not certainly of a journey to the moon, however by the clouds. If the narrative may very well be mixed with a romance, this could be made the guide of the day, which, after all, means many hundreds of {dollars} within the pockets of the writer.

781. STORY OF AN ENGINEERAnother man whose life is value relating is that of an outdated engineer. Fill the guide with an account of his fantastic runs and his thrilling adventures on frontier roads. Of course, there should be horrible accidents, daring “hold-ups,” daring prepare robberies, stalling in snowbanks, fleeing from prairie fires, and racing with engines of rival roads.

782. STORY OF A MURDERERLet the felony give his model of the affair. Not each assassin has a narrative, or is keen to inform it; however out of tons of of convicts you need to have the ability to weave a story as lurid as Blackbeard among the many pirates or Bluebeard among the many fairies. If it’s a latest and celebrated case which has lower a big determine within the newspapers, a lot the higher.

783. STORY OF A TRAMPNew curiosity is being taken on this erratic and omnipresent particular person. And the time is ripe for a facile pen to painting his vagaries and his wanderings. The “Story of a Tramp” affords an virtually unparalleled scope for an writer, and there’s no section of civilization which might not be drawn upon to make the story attention-grabbing.

784. STORY OF A LUNATICA very thrilling story, considerably maybe after the way of C. Brockden Brown’s “Weiland,” may very well be labored up from the ravings of a lunatic. There are an enormous variety of individuals who’ve wild, harrowing tales. In reality, the viewers for such tales is bigger than the variety of readers of the finer high quality of literature. A author in a latest newspaper says: “The masses do not read the magazines, but they do read sensational literature in the form of dime novels and weekly story papers, and this flashy fiction earns far more fortune for its writers than is made by more ambitious authors and more pretentious publications.”

785. STORY OF A CRIMINAL LAWYERA retired felony lawyer would possibly make fortune by the narrative of his most extraordinary instances. If he doesn’t care to put in writing the narrative himself he would possibly in odd moments give it to you. With the pen of a Doyle you would possibly reap that writer’s immense royalties.

786. STORY OF THE KLONDIKEMany tales of journey and hardship will likely be written in regards to the new land of gold, however the harvest might be reaped by the eager pen of him first within the subject. If Alaska has been unkind to you, chances are you’ll revenge your self by digging gold from her bowels with the pen.

787. THE EXPOSITION OF FRAUDSA very attention-grabbing guide could be written with this title. Take just a few nationwide scandals, just like the “Panama Fiasco,” “The South Sea Bubble,” “The Grant-Ward Swindle,” “The Tichborne Claimant.” These topics when dealt with with a skillful pen are very attention-grabbing to enterprise males.

788. SERMONS OF MODERN PREACHERSWe have volumes of collected and chosen sermons, however no quantity which comprises numerous specimens of the preaching of the current day. Have one sermon every from the very latest of pulpit celebrities, similar to S. Parkes Cadman, Hugh Price Hughes, Wilbur Chapman, along with one every from such well-known preachers as Phillips Brooks, T. DeWitt Talmage, and Sam Jones. There are over 100,000 ordained clergymen within the United States, and not less than one-half of them would need this guide.

789. THE WONDER BOOKA guide describing briefly and graphically just a few of the good wonders of the world, similar to London the best metropolis, Niagara the best cataract, Monte Carlo the best playing place, whereas different chapters could be headed, “The Greatest Picture Gallery,” “The Longest Railroad,” “The Tallest Pyramid,” “The Deepest Well,” and so forth. The guide would have an enormous sale amongst younger folks, and could be well-liked amongst all lessons.

790. HEALTH RESORTSTheir quantity is legion. Select just a few of the principal in all components of the nation, and write charmingly of their peculiar deserves. Especially impress upon your public the particular illnesses for which they’re useful. The 500,000 invalids of the nation would need the guide.

791. THE ALL-CURE BOOKA guide which treats totally the latest programs of treatment, such because the Magnetic, Water Cure, Massage, Barefoot, Christian Science, and so forth., giving a historical past of the identical, and an account of the alleged cures.

792. SUCCESSA guide for younger males. Get twenty enterprise males in several strains to let you know every in just a few pages how he was profitable. It could be extremely popular when you might safe as authors such males as John Wanamaker, George Gould (for his deceased father, Jay Gould), James Gordon Bennett, Murat Halstead, and so forth.

793. HOW TO SEE NEW YORKNot a information guide, however one much more useful to strangers who need to see the good metropolis. It ought to comprise not less than three units of instructions for individuals getting ready to go to town for the primary time. These strategies and order of sightseeing ought to be radically totally different, giving the intending customer the selection of the three. The million or extra individuals who come yearly to New York for the primary time would need the guide, and half of them would likely purchase it if freely marketed and offered for no more than fifty cents.

794. MAP MAKINGThere is fortune within the making of city, county and state maps. For this you want the companies of a very good surveyor. Go to a map writer and get his estimates of price; he can inform you the place to get a surveyor, and provide you with a lot different beneficial recommendation. As a rule, maps promote in proportion to the smallness of the territory portrayed, folks being mainly concerned about their quick neighborhood. It is with cities as with boarders–there shouldn’t be a lot fortune in a single or two, however he who has the capital to work twenty cities at a time will do nicely. Jay Gould received his first begin on this method.

795. STORY OF THE POLEA rating or extra of nice captains have tried to achieve the pole, and lots of of them have advised their story in fascinating books, however we would like a guide by which every man’s story shall be condensed right into a single chapter of fifty pages every. The hundreds of people that like comparisons and admire hardy adventures would love a guide of this type.

796. THE MAKING OF A MIGHTY BUSINESSWe have spoken of the lads who made the enterprise, however this guide offers with the enterprise itself. What an incredible guide may very well be made of some chapters every, one dedicated to such themes as “A Great Railroad,” “A Great Sugar House,” “A Great Banking House,” “A Great Steamship Company,” “The New York Post Office,” “The United States Patent Office.” This guide would attraction for curiosity to all lessons, and should be very worthwhile to the writer.

797. HEROES OF LABORNow let the laboring man inform his story. A guide to encompass chapters written by such labor leaders as T. V. Powderly, Samuel Gompers, Mr. Sovereign, and different Knights of Labor, relating the story of their struggles with capital. Technical issues, similar to interviews with administrators and tables of wages ought to be made as transient as potential, whereas strikes, scenes of violence and struggling, ought to kind the chief matter of the guide. Here is an opportunity for a gifted author to make a second “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” a guide whose sale on this country has eclipsed that of any other thing ever revealed.

798. THE ELITE DIRECTORYSome cities like New York have such a guide, however different cities haven’t. Here is a subject for the expertise of the reportorial selection. It might be a fragile matter to determine who shall be included within the gilded circle and who shall be excluded, however if you’re discreet and discriminating, cautious to make your guide comprise the names of solely the acknowledged folks of society, these will in almost all instances purchase your guide, and won’t be afraid of a very good spherical worth.

799. POPULAR DRAMASThese have made the fortunes of their authors. A playwright usually receives $100 per night time whereas the play runs. More often the supervisor pays a sum outright for the rights of the play. The sum of $10,000 was paid lately for the best to dramatize a preferred work of fiction, the writer having already acquired a fortune from its sale as a novel. Eugene Scribe, the French dramatist, left at his loss of life the sum of $800,000, primarily his earnings as a playwright.

800. FURNISHING A HOMEA guide on house furnishing, treating the topic from a creative viewpoint, would likely discover a market. Each room ought to have a separate chapter. The furnishing ought to be thought-about from the standpoint of expense, consolation, coloration and concord. A guide entitled “Inside a Hundred Homes” had a big sale.

801. PRETTY WEDDINGSHere is a subject completely unoccupied. Select twenty of essentially the most trendy weddings of recent instances, and provides a full account of them. They ought to be, after all, weddings among the many bon ton. The guide could be a sort of modern marriage ceremony information, and could be eagerly purchased by each girl who expects to be a bride. The guide additionally would possibly comprise hints and guidelines for weddings amongst all grades of social life.

802. QUOTATION BOOKOne not categorised within the outdated method, in response to topics, however in relation to event. Quotations for the enterprise mart, the theatre, the church, the political area, the banquet, and so forth. If made to be offered very low cost it will have a very good sale; or it could be mixed at a better worth with a guide on manners. See No. 770.

 

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