Finally, they got down to business. Salinger insisted on having no dust jacket, only a bare cover with cloth of great durability — buckram. They talked pica lengths, fonts and space between lines. They were going to do a press run somewhere in the low thousands. No advertising whatsoever. But for how much? Lathbury remembers that Salinger did not ask for an advance and that any money to be made would come from sales.
Here is a writer!
J. D. Salinger, wrangling with a potential editor over line spacing and book pricing.