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From the Publisher"As compelling as it is thorough ... a fascinating study of thecontemporary academic publishing world in the UK and US."
Times Higher Education Supplement
"Likely to become the standard work in the field."
British Journal of Educational Studies
"This is undoubtedly the best book I have read about publishing... It is the only book about publishing I have ever read whereevery statement rings true."
"Faultless, fascinating ... a must-read."
"A first-rate piece of scholarship."
"A truly landmark study."
Journal of Scholarly Publishing
"[Those] working within academic/higher education publishing andlibrarianship have much to gain from this title; it is a valuableresource that explores how textbook publishing programmes in the UKand US in the early stages of the new millennium have evolved fromthe 1980s industry landscape. It also provides an opportunity tolearn directly from senior executives within the academicpublishing arena, who speak frankly, on the condition ofanonymity."
"Extremely useful to use as a potted history of a new area ofinterest for me."
"Thompson has soaked himself in publishing fact and lore. [Hisfindings] are consistently reliable."
"The world of academic publishing owes a great debt of gratitudeto John Thompson ... this extensive and rigorous study is our bestguide to the key issues of the day."
Drake McFeely, Chairman and President of W. W. Norton &Company
"A lucid, absorbing and accurate account of the university pressworld."
Walter Lippincott, Director of Princeton UniversityPress
"Anyone wishing to know firsthand the issues that keeppublishers awake at night would do well to start here. Anyonewishing to know where academic publishing is heading should look nofurther."
William Sisler, Director of Harvard UniversityPress
"There is no other study of the publishing world, past orpresent, as comprehensive or fully researched as this."
Professor Michael Schudson, University of California, SanDiego
"A masterly study."
Paul Richardson, Oxford Brookes University