By John Feather

Feather (information technology, Loughbough U., united kingdom) offers a descriptive examine of the present constitution of the publishing undefined. The consolidation of the undefined, the constitution of foreign publishing exchange, and problems with highbrow estate are mentioned within the commencing bankruptcy. Later chapt

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Yet the names – the imprints in trade jargon – do carry some weight. It is partly historical, but it is also what the advertising industry calls a brand. For regular bookbuyers, not least for librarians, a particular imprint is suggestive of a certain kind of book, and can even be taken as a sort of prima facie guarantee of quality. 47 When this began to happen in the late 1960s, it was partly because of the business dogmas of the time which argued that only big companies were efficient enough to survive, and partly because of the ambitions of a few rich individuals around the world.

See George B. Parks and Roth Z. Temple, The Literatures of the World in English Translation: A bibliography. III. The romance languages. Part 2. French literature, New York: Frederick Unger, 1970. Goldcar, p. 67. The data come from a variety of sources on the World Wide Web, which I have collated in an attempt to produce estimates which seem to be widely accepted. The exception to this is English, for which I have used the authoritative account in David Crystal, English as a Global Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp.

81. 48 For Wileys, see Tebbel, pp. 21–3. For this episode, see Feather, History, p. 203. 49 Ibid. 50 See Tebbel, pp. 444–52. For some of the consequences, see below, pp. 45–48. 51 Jason Epstein, Book Business: Publishing past present and future, New York: W. W. Norton, 2001, pp. 10–11. 52 Peter J. Curwen, The UK Publishing Industry, Oxford: Pergamon, 1981, pp. 75–6. 53 For territorial rights, and similar matters, see below, pp. 50–51. 54 For further details, and some of these companies, see below pp.

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