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    #1

    restyling the star

    I don't quite understand what the following in red is saying in the context. And what does "their" refer to, publishers or products?

    Some publishers think that their primary role is simply to get a book on the shelves or an album in stores. Others are heavily engaged in the whole process of creating a product, which may include restyling the star, changing their name, look, dress, and style and more.

    Thank you.

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    Re: restyling the star

    "Their" refers to the star (gender unspecified so the gender-less "they/their" is used). It means that, for example, when someone starts out in their career as a writer, some publishers don't just deal with making sure the book sells well, they want the author to look good. They might get the author to totally change the way they dress, how they have their hair done etc. That's called "restyling". The publisher changes the "style" of the author (not their writing style!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: restyling the star

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I don't quite understand what the following in red is saying in the context. And what does "their" refer to, publishers or products?

    Some publishers think that their primary role is simply to get a book on the shelves or an album in stores. Others are heavily engaged in the whole process of creating a product, which may include restyling the star, changing their name, look, dress, and style and more.

    Thank you.
    This is what producers and agents have been doing for a long time with musicians, actors, and other people in the public eye.

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