The Publishers Weekly

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The Publishers' Weekly, Vol. 30

American Book-Trade Journal; July-December, 1886 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Publishers' Board of Trade

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780331765816

Category: Reference

Page: 1060

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Excerpt from The Publishers' Weekly, Vol. 30: American Book-Trade Journal; July-December, 1886 Special lists z - Educational catalogue, - Fall announce ments, 3r4.-holiday gift-books, Christmas number. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Publishers Weekly

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Category: American literature

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The Publishers Weekly

Author: R.R. Bowker Company,Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.),Book Trade Association of Philadelphia,Am. Book Trade Association,American Book Trade Union

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A Richard Wright Bibliography

Fifty Years of Criticism and Commentary, 1933-1982

Author: Keneth Kinnamon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313254116

Category: Reference

Page: 983

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Any future biographical work on Richard Wright will find this bibliography a necessity; academic or public libraries supporting a program of black culture will find it invaluable; and it belongs in any library supporting American literature studies. Richard Wright has truly been well served. Choice The most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled for an American writer, this book contains 13,117 annotated items pertaining to Richard Wright. It includes almost all published mentions of the author or his work in every language in which those mentions appear. Sources listed include books, articles, reviews, notes, news items, publishers' catalogs, promotional materials, book jackets, dissertations and theses, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, handbooks and study guides, library reports, best seller charts, the Index Translationum, playbills and advertisements, editorials, radio transcripts, and published letters and interviews. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by year. Each entry includes bibliographical information, an annotation by the authors, and information about all reprintings, partial or full. The index is unusually complete and contains the titles of Wright's works, real and fictional characters in the works, entries relating to significant places and events in the author's life, important literary terminology, and much additional information.

The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One

Authors, Publishers and the Shaping of Taste

Author: J. Spiers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230299369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This volume focuses on the publisher's series as a cultural formation - a material artefact and component of cultural hierarchies. Contributors engage with archival research, cultural theory, literary and bibliometric analysis (amongst a range of other approaches) to contextualize the publisher's series in terms of its cultural and economic work.

The L.M. Montgomery Reader

Volume Three: A Legacy in Review

Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442644931

Category: History

Page: 464

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"An exciting new collection, The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary materials on one of Canada's most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-profile career as the author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908) and after her death. Each of its three volumes gathers pieces published all over the world to set the stage for a much-needed reassessment of Montgomery's literary reputation. Much of the material is freshly unearthed from archives and digital collections and has never before been collected in book form. The ninety selections appearing in this first volume focus on Montgomery's role as a public celebrity, giving a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of "old ideals." These essays and interviews are joined by a number of additional pieces that discuss her work's literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature, with nearly one hundred selections in all. Each volume is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and public Montgomery. This volume, and the Reader as a whole, adds tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Montgomery?s legacy as a Canadian author and as a literary celebrity both during and beyond her lifetime." --Publisher's description.

Trustees for the public?

Author: Judith Claudia Joos

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447057448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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Britische Buchverlage im Spannungsfeld von intellektueller Selbstandigkeit, wirtschaftlichem Interesse und patriotischer Verpflichtung im Vorfeld und wahrend des Zweiten Weltkriegs In Zeiten des Krieges gerat verlegerische Praxis unvermeidbar ins Spannungsfeld politischer, ideologischer und okonomischer Auseinandersetzungen. Die Studie zeigt am Beispiel des britischen Verlagsbuchhandels, in welcher Weise sich vor und wahrend des Zweiten Weltkriegs die Einstellungsmuster und Werteordnungen der Verleger gewandelt haben und in welch enger, oft problematischer Beziehung damals die Produktion von Buchern und Zeitschriften zu Staat und Gesellschaft stand. Indem neben der Rolle der Verleger auch Programmplanung und Publikationspraxis ausgewahlter Verlage genauen Analysen unterzogen werden, schliesst die Untersuchung eine Forschungslucke nicht nur der internationalen Verlagsgeschichtsschreibung, sondern auch der Geschichte Grossbritanniens im 20. Jahrhundert: Die Ergebnisse dokumentieren die besonderen Umstande, unter denen das Buch zum Medium des kollektiven Gedachtnisses einer Nation wird.

Desorientale

Roman

Author: Négar Djavadi

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406714544

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In ihrem fulminanten, komisch-tragischen, autobiographischen Debütroman erzählt Négar Djavadi aus der Sicht ihres Alter Egos Kimiâ Sadr die Geschichte ihrer Familie, die aus Iran stammt. Ein zweiter Erzählstrang betrifft Kimiâ selbst und ihre Schwangerschaft. Die klappt nur mit Hilfe der Medizin und der Mann dazu ist auch nur geliehen – Kimiâ liebt eher Frauen. In Teheran geboren und seit zehn Jahren im Pariser Exil, hat Kimiâ stets versucht, ihr Land, ihre Kultur, ihre Familie auf Abstand zu halten. Doch die Geister der Vergangenheit holen sie wieder ein, um in einem überwältigenden Bilderreigen die Geschichte der Familie Sadr in drei Generationen vor ihr abzuspulen: die Drangsale im Leben der Ahnen, ein Jahrzehnt der politischen Revolution, die Winkelgassen der Adoleszenz, berauschende Rockmusik, das schelmische Lächeln einer blonden Bassistin. Und dann gibt es, im dunklen Kern dieses atemberaubenden Romans über den Iran von gestern und das Frankreich von heute, noch eine furchtbare Geschichte zu erzählen

The Late Age of Print

Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control

Author: Ted Striphas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519648

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah's phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com have established new routes of traffic in and around books, and pop sensations like Harry Potter and the Oprah Book Club have inspired the kind of brand loyalty that could only make advertisers swoon. At the same time, advances in digital technology have presented the book industry with extraordinary threats and unique opportunities. Striphas's provocative analysis offers a counternarrative to those who either triumphantly declare the end of printed books or deeply mourn their passing. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption, integrating themselves into our routines and intellects like never before.

Bestseller Index

All Books, by Author, on the Lists of Publishers Weekly and the New York Times Through 1990

Author: Keith L. Justice

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 483

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The Publishers Weekly bestseller list started on May 3, 1919; the New York Times Book Review list began on October 6, 1935. Though the lists do not always reflect the best in American publishing, they do offer a myriad of insights into popular culture. All books that have appeared on any of the Publishers Weekly or New York Times lists are included in this comprehensive reference work. Arranged alphabetically by author and then by book, each entry includes the book's title, publisher, lists on which it appeared and dates it debuted thereon, peak position, and total number of weeks on the lists. Information is provided for hardcover, paperback, and other special editions when appropriate.

A Feeling for Books

The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire

Author: Janice A. Radway

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807863978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.

Das Buch des Phönix

Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959814941

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Man hat sie vieles genannt – ein Forschungsobjekt, ein Ding, eine Abscheulichkeit. Sie selbst nennt sich Phoenix und ist ein genetisches Experiment. Mit nicht mehr als zwei Lebensjahren verfügt Phoenix über den Körper und den Verstand einer Erwachsenen – und über Kräfte jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft. Eines Tages jedoch beschließt sie, nach Antworten zu suchen und bricht aus dem mysteriösen Turm 7, ihrem Zuhause, aus, um zu erkennen, dass dieser keine Zuflucht war, sondern ein Gefängnis.

What Would Jesus Read?

Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Author: Erin A. Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621339

Category: Religion

Page: 410

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Since the late nineteenth century, religiously themed books in America have been commercially popular yet scorned by critics. Working at the intersection of literary history, lived religion, and consumer culture, Erin A. Smith considers the largely unexplored world of popular religious books, examining the apparent tension between economic and religious imperatives for authors, publishers, and readers. Smith argues that this literature served as a form of extra-ecclesiastical ministry and credits the popularity and longevity of religious books to their day-to-day usefulness rather than their theological correctness or aesthetic quality. Drawing on publishers' records, letters by readers to authors, promotional materials, and interviews with contemporary religious-reading groups, Smith offers a comprehensive study that finds surprising overlap across the religious spectrum--Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish, liberal and conservative. Smith tells the story of how authors, publishers, and readers reconciled these books' dual function as best-selling consumer goods and spiritually edifying literature. What Would Jesus Read? will be of interest to literary and cultural historians, students in the field of print culture, and scholars of religious studies.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118092902

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors likeJ.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiringYA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested inwriting a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the stylethat appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricksof the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book,from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authenticteen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all theskills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Start Your Own Self Publishing Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press,Cheryl Kimball

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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Profits from Pages Self-publishing is a fast-growing industry, and bookstores and consumers alike now acknowledge the value of self-published books. In this valuable guide, industry experts coach you in becoming a player in the self-publishing arena—whether it is self-publishing your own book or providing professional services for others who want to self-publish. Our experts reveal the tricks of the self-publishing trade: how to evaluate book ideas and recognize a hot-seller; how to develop an effective marketing plan; getting books reviewed and landing great publicity; getting books into traditional and non-traditional sales channels; tapping into the potential of online publishing, and more. Addresses dramatic game-changers including print-on-demand and ebooks Reviews industry player offerings including Ingram and Amazon Covers critical marketing tools including author websites and social media marketing Features interviews with industry insiders and practicing self-published authors Plus, a quick-reference guide to every step in the publishing process helps you along your way.

The Economics of the Publishing and Information Industries

The Search for Yield in a Disintermediated World

Author: Albert N. Greco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317579259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Books, scholarly journals, business information, and professional information play a pivotal role in the political, social, economic, scientific, and intellectual life of nations. While publications abound on Wall Street and financial service companies, the relationship between Wall Street’s financial service companies and the publishing and information industries has not been explored until now. The Economics of the Publishing and Information Industries utilizes substantive historical, business, consumer, economic, sociological, technological, and quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand the people, trends, strengths, opportunities, and threats the publishing industry and the financial service sector have faced in recent years. Various developments, both economic and demographic, contributed to the circumstances influencing the financial service sector’s investment in the publishing and information industries. This volume identifies and analyzes those developments, clearly laying out the forces that drove the marriage between the spheres of publishing and finance. This book offers insight and analysis that will appeal to those across a wide variety of fields and occupations, including those in financial service firms, instructors and students in business, communications, finance, or economics programs, business and financial reporters, regulators, private investors, and academic and major public research libraries.

Beckman

Lord of Sins

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402278616

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Beckman Haddonfield is ready to live again... Beckman finally emerges from the shadow of his wife's death by agreeing to restore a family estate...and embarking on a dalliance with the quiet, mysterious housekeeper who resides there. But she is not who she seems... Riveting and refreshing, Beckman is an unforgettable story about love's power to overcome grief and guilt. Award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes's gorgeous writing and lush Regency world will stay with you long after you turn the final page. The Lonely Lords series: Darius (Book 1) Beckman (Book 2) Ethan (Book 3) Nicholas (Book 4) Gabriel (Book 5) Gareth (Book 6) Andrew (Book 7) Douglas (Book 8) David (Book 9)