Offers an in-depth look at the U.S. publishing industry, including the history of publishing, types of book publishers, the evolution of a book from an author's idea to the printed product, the book distribution process, pricing, and current trends in publishing. Eaglen (former acquisitions librarian, Cuyahoga County Public Library System, Cleveland) offers details on vendor selection and electronic ordering, bibliographic tools, acquisitions and automated systems, virtual and architectural bookstores, and new trends affecting library acquisitions. Includes glossary, annotated bibliography, and lists of selected wholesalers and automated acquisitions systems vendors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Acwqusitions is an important part of library services. It is rare to find a book on the process of obtaining materials for a library. This is a textbook from one of my classes.