The subtitle reads ""The fabulous world of the thriller magazines revealed by a veteran editor and publisher."" This is an informal account of the inside picture taking a magazine from its inception through its launching, serials and short stories, departments, advertising, distribution, etc. Then follows a series of chats about authors he has known, ups and downs in the shilling shocker realm, discussion of types of pulp sheets, and a few practical dos and donts. Casually written in the lingo of his profession, but convincing. He knows the sucker public -- he does not fool himself. Will interest those of the readers who like to look behind the curtain -- and the vast range of aspiring writers who aim to make the pulps. Beyond that -- limited interest.