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Arketing and even importantly being prolific in order to boost your visibilityIt s for this reason that I ve been studying the old pulp days when writers often got paid only I ve been studying the old pulp days when writers often got paid only a cent a word and had to write reams of tales in order to make ends meet Many starved while others made a decent living and a few made it bigFrank Gruber was one of the lucky few He wrote for all the best pulp magazines sometimes earning up to two cents a word and ended up writing novels and for Hollywood TooThe Pulp Jungle tooThe Pulp Jungle a fast paced fun account of Gruber s struggle to make it as a writer during the Depression and is filled with anecdotes of those long gone days For example when he was really down in the dumps he d go to the Automat a coin operated self

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restaurant and a free meal It turned out that ho. R The payment was 350 The time was 1927 and for Gruber this first sale meant much than being able to get a job as an edito.

review The Pulp Jungle

The Pulp JungleHappily I have finally scored a copy of this book after many failed searches Frank Gruber was right in the thick of the pulp era having had a multitude of stories and in the thick of the pulp era having had a multitude of stories and published in Black Mask and Dime Detective Magazine and scores of books This is both a memoir of an amazing writer and the history of Black Mask Magazine An absolutely fascinating look into the daily life of a pulp writer and his astonishing real life rags to riches story Useful advice and inspiration for writers that still rings true even today Very much a worthy read for pulp fans with many amusing anecdotes Publishing is changing Advances are going down it s getting harder to push through the traditional publishing bottleneck and people are choosing indie publishing Going it alone means having to Do All Your Own Frank Gruber's First Sale As all your own Frank Gruber's first sale as AUTHOR CAME WITH A SHORT STORY THE TWO DOLLAR came with a short story the Two Dollar which went to a Sunday School newspape. T water was free as was etchup so presto Tomato soupThe story Gruber as he works his way up from poverty to middle as he works his way up from poverty to middle comfort through grindingly hard work cultivating contacts in the industry and sheer optimism and persistence The book is filled with portraits of other writers such as one who was hosting a party and announced around midnight that he had a 12000 word story due the following morning Gruber assumed the party was over but instead the host went to a corner with his typewriter banged out 12000 words and then poured himself a gin and rejoined the partyAs Gruber says They don t make them like that any Anyone who is a writer will find this book inspiring Readers interested in classic pulp fiction will find this book to Be A Fascinating Glimpse Into How Those a fascinating glimpse into how those were made. R of a farm paper on the basis of being a published author It meant the beginnings of a massive assault on the pulp jungle. ,