'Many of the articles I have read in The Author over the past few years have been by struggling writers trying to get established. Not unnaturally, many of them complain bitterly at the treatment they receive at the hands of editors and publishers. I have no quarrel with these complaints for most of them are, I am sure, wholly justified. What I do quarrel with is the implied, sometimes stated assumption that those of us who have managed to become established writers find it any easier to cope with the general level of incompetence, inefficiency, ineptitude and downright lack of consideration which one encounters in one's dealings with the 'intermediaries' between one's work and its final purchaser.' (Introduction)
Editor's note: Alexander Cade' is the pseudonym used by a South Australian novelist and playwright when 'uttering'on publishing matters.