Pages: The World of Books, Writers, and Writing

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They are shaved-skulled, swastika-bearing, red-necked. .. well, you get the picture. The bigger players can better leverage new technologies - and gain the scale to resist threats to their positions. Lovecraft, In the Mountains of Madness, makes Nadia Junaideen’s reading list for Stephen King fans. The argument seems to be that 1) all books will be free in the future, and 2) people will read them in browser chrome vs ebook oriented reading systems (which employ browser engines).
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Samuel Beckett in the Literary Marketplace (Irish Studies)

Stephen Dilks

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That has allowed Dynamite to put together a diverse portfolio that includes pop culture smashes like "A Game of Thrones" and "Terminator," literary classics such as Sherlock Holmes, and pulp comic favorites Vampirella and Red Sonja. "If we did just have 'A Game of Thrones,' from a business standpoint, I don't think that would be sustainable business," Rybandt said. But there are also enormous numbers of not-necessarily-very-professional small presses out there, whose staff may not be terribly experienced or knowledgeable--and with these, you REALLY have to be careful, since they may not have a good understanding of contract terms, or even be aware of what a publishing contract ought to include.
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Ward Carlton Mayborn: Silent giant of the newspaper industry

James Edmond Cason

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With new technology, online book publishing services now can format, print and publish books quickly and affordably. Both young adult books and graphic novels have undergone something of a Renaissance lately, with the former enjoying a 14% increase in sales this past October. Changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Books sold at a high discount, ie where you get a reduced royalty rate, don’t count towards the total.
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The Birth of Electronic Publishing: Legal and Economic

Richard M. Neustadt

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Whereas before, in most European countries, a proportion of the educated and professional classes bought new books regularly, high taxation, inflation, and trade depression in the postwar years cut down on spare money. We hope that’s clear, but we’re not quite done. Later that day I described the experience to an amused local, who replied, “No big deal. One final factor opened the door for BNC to enter and re-work the supply chain: the creation of a national chain that put technological standards as a priority. “Indigo appeared with just three or four stores, and Heather Reisman clearly wanted to be the player in Canada,” recalls Doug Minett, “which she did by purchasing Chapters.
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Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st-Century

Jeff VanderMeer

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And I know that Drew Carey gave him probably his highest profile since “All The Young Dudes” by using a cover of “Cleveland Rocks” as the theme song for a TV show I never watched, but other than the occasional reissue, Ian Hunter dropped off of my radar for the better part of two decades. Do you write genre fiction or literary fiction? Once such an "on-demand" book is back in stock at Ingram, it also becomes immediately available through every Internet retailer, including Amazon.com, Borders, and Barnes & Noble.
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Revolution in Print: The Press in France, 1775-1800

Robert Darnton

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May I send poems to the Academy for evaluation? Except for medical textbooks, it is very rare for a medical title to have over 10,000 copies printed. He was a frequent contributor to The Escapist, writing about games and pop culture. It’s also the most widely used size for hardcover books. When complete, all of the content—manuscript, photos and captions, illustrations, and any other artwork, including advertisements—is collected at one location and, with the help of desktop publishing software, the pages are laid out.
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No, I Tell a Lie, It Was the Tuesday: A Trudge Round the

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Although they do not have the resources of larger publishing houses and offer smaller advances, they are usually more willing to help you develop as an author even if your books aren’t immediately profitable, and they are open to a wider range of writing. If the work is to be distributed electronically, the final files are saved in formats appropriate to the target operating systems of the hardware used for reading. Many observers noted that the industry, which once could be characterized as gentlemanly and literary, had quickly become more cutthroat and businesslike.
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Book Publishing in a Societal Context: Japan and the West

Shigeo Minowa

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One bright exception to these crises among Toronto’s major players was the appearance of small presses across the country in large cities and small communities. In an article entitled “ Boys and Reading: Is There Any Hope? ” author Robert Lipsyte speaks about the publishing industry’s desire to “demystify to the overwhelmingly female audience the testosterone code that would get teenage boys reading,” and says that in order to get boys to read, they need to “be approached individually with books about their fears, choices, possibilities and relationships — the kind of reading that will prick their dormant empathy, involve them with fictional characters and lead them into deeper engagement with their own lives.
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London Booksellers and American Customers: Transatlantic

James Raven

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Earn 100% of the net profits on every book you sell. Esquire debuts as the first men's magazine. Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind published. Navigating the difficult waters of the Second World War, ongoing financial challenges, and relentless competition from abroad, homegrown publishers have nurtured a Canadian voice and brought much-beloved literature in all genres to the world. Still got questions about how to publish a book?
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Marion Press: A Survey and a Checklist With Incidental

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And listen very good— I don’t want you left out of it. milar patterns have been identified in the United States. For example, 13 printers who took part in the survey, reported on increase in the use of PCW recycled paper from 2,038 short tons in 2004 to 19,145 short tons in 2006. Publishers have scrambled to provide digital resources that can be networked or made available on DVDs in place of print resources, but there have been difficulties in generating revenues from the marketplace equal to those of book sales.
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