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This wide-ranging, up-to-date survey of the publishing industry is by leaders in the trade in Britain and the USA. The topics covered include: independent publishing; literary publishing within a conglomerate; illustrated book publishing; academic publishing; gay publishing; paperback publishing; children's book publishing; partworks and DTP; the university presses; book formats and the production process; the role of the editor; literary agents; publicity; the American scene; bookselling in Britain and the ...
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Overview

This wide-ranging, up-to-date survey of the publishing industry is by leaders in the trade in Britain and the USA. The topics covered include: independent publishing; literary publishing within a conglomerate; illustrated book publishing; academic publishing; gay publishing; paperback publishing; children's book publishing; partworks and DTP; the university presses; book formats and the production process; the role of the editor; literary agents; publicity; the American scene; bookselling in Britain and the United States; the author's view. Everyone in the book trade and all those concerned with the future of literature will require this unique book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780720610093
  • Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
  • Publication date: 4/16/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Publishing Now 11
Publishing: Time Present and Time Future 14
Literal Publishing Within a Conglomerate 21
Independent Publishing 27
Small is Beautiful: The Future of Independent Publishing 34
Conglomerates versus Small Independents 41
Paperback Publishing 48
Multimedia and Electronic Publishing 58
Spoken Word Publishing 62
Format 68
Illustrated Book Publishing 75
Children's Publishing: The Next Decade 84
Academic and Textbook Publishing 93
The University Presses 101
The American Scene: We're Still Here 108
The Other Side: Bookselling in Britain and the United States 114
Literary Agents 125
The Role of the Editor 133
The Production Process 141
Publicity 147
Partwork and Desk-Top Publishing 155
A Novelist's View 161
Further Reading 171
Contributors 174
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