"That with inflation we are getting less advance now, when you factor in the inflation factor, we're getting less money per novel than we did in 1950, I mean, what we could buy with what we got then. We could buy more than what we get now. Doubleday went up to 3,000 dollars advance for me on my new book, I forget the title - A Scanner Darkly"
He goes on to talk about Judy-Lyn Del Ray, what a geat editor she was, how she taught him to write, and how other 'editors' just let him write whatever came out of his head, and his stories didn't make any sense. That Scanner Darkly is good, because of Judy-Lyn Del Ray.