Jack London as a struggling freelancer

Rebecca Rego Barry writes in Fine Books Magazine about a California auction house's offering of letters from Jack London, in one of which the author cajoles his editor into a slightly higher fee: "I couldn't see why an article ten times stronger plus my name was not worth five cents a word," London wrote. Two other letters in the group include some advice from London on managing "the threads of the plot" and a query to an authors' group in search of advice on rates.