A Quote by Frank Mumny on books, difficulty, genius, sleep, and struggle

To write a book is a task needing only pen, ink and paper; to print a book is rather more difficult, because genius often expresses itself illegibly; to read a book is more difficult still, for one has to struggle with sleep; but to sell a book is the most difficult task of all.

Frank Mumny

Source: “The Romance of Bookselling” The Reader’s Adviser Bowker 60

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