"A blurb--for a man who knows about blurbs and everything else that goes into the making of bestsellers, even including the writers thereof." -- Tom Wolfe
"It's a joy to take this tour of the book business with its eye-opening emphasis on writers." -- Judith Appelbaum, author of How to Get Happily Published
"Mr. Vanderbilt's book is teeming with lore and advice and warnings and imprecations. It is a joy as a book to read." -- William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Publishing a book is something like going to the track. There's a favorite--but you never know. It's a mystery--though Arthur Vanderbilt's book, The Making of a Bestseller, goes a long way towards penetrating it. Apart from scrutinizing the mystery, Mr. Vanderbilt guides us, with wit and erudition, through the Byzantine world of publishing. Why shouldn't The Making of a Bestseller be a bestseller? It's a hell of a good read." -- Frank McCourt, Pulitzer prize winning Author of Angela's Ashes
"Vanderbilt tells all that every aspiring writer should know about publishing today, and every reader too." -- Louis Auchincloss
About the Author
Arthur T. Vanderbilt II served as deputy attorney general of New Jersey and is now a partner in a New Jersey law firm. He wrote Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt,
and his Order in the Courts: A Biography of Arthur T. Vanderbilt
won the American Bar Association's award for book of the year. He lives in Summit, New Jersey.