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One writer’s new deal, part 5

 

November 11, 2022



Borden Deal’s publisher refused to issue any more of his books because – while they were well-written and interesting – they no longer appealed to a large reading audience.

In order to make money, publishers have to offer the public what will sell. And what would sell in the 1970s and 1980s was sex.

So, Borden decided to create (pun intended) a “new Deal.” The new Borden Deal would write the sexiest stories anyone had ever seen.

And so, he cranked out ten “novels” that were little more than sexcapades designed – in the words of the U.S. Supreme Court – to appeal to the “...



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