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Title:
Book publishing : a basic introduction
Author:
Dessauer, John P.
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Edition:
New expanded edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Continuum, 1989.
Physical Description:
260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780826404466
Format :
Book

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Summary

New edition of this classic has been expanded to include an up-to-date treatment of the book trade, with a new examination of industry accounting methods, employment opportunities, publisher's contracts, and speculation on the future of book publishing. Tables, charts, diagrams and a glossary of industry terms are provided. For all libraries. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Booklist Review

The book's subtitle is misleading--this is more than a basic introduction. The author provides detailed coverage of the industry--everything from manufacturing techniques to marketing and delivery. In this third, revised edition, Dessauer includes more information on small ~presses, retail activities, and job opportunities, and he examines the impact of desktop publishing. Dessauer's insights into the structure and financial health of the industry are valuable to anyone looking to find a job in publishing. An excellent survey of book publishing by a recognized authority. To be indexed. --Jane Larkin