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By James L. W. West III

ISBN-10: 0812281144

ISBN-13: 9780812281149

This e-book examines literary authorship within the 20th century and covers such subject matters as publishing, publication distribution, the alternate editor, the literary agent, the journal industry, subsidiary rights, and the blockbuster mentality.

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It was American publishers who came to England in search of British books to publish and in hopes of persuading the British publisher to take on some of their own titles. Rarely did a London publisher visit America for the same purposes. 2. He11111~1tLehmann-Haupt, in collab. \vith Lawrc~lceC. Wroth and Rollo G. Silver, The Book in America: A History of the Mnkiyq and Srllil~qof Rooh in the United States, zd ed. (Ne\v York: Ro\vker, rgjr), pp. 208-11; Henry Holt, "Competition," Atlantic Mor~th[$fi 102 (Oct.

The Commercialization ofL,itcmturc," Atlarztzc Muntldr 96 (Nov. 1905): (96. have established separate divisions for children's books and religious titles; others have specialized in textbooks and reference works, kvhich call yield predictable sales over long periocls of time. 111a large American tradc firm, these various types of books have usually been published under the same imprint, or under a group of related imprints, but the books havc really been issued by small, separate units within the parent company, each one of u~hichhas had its okvn editorial, production, and pronlotio~lstaffs.

It was American publishers who came to England in search of British books to publish and in hopes of persuading the British publisher to take on some of their own titles. Rarely did a London publisher visit America for the same purposes. 2. He11111~1tLehmann-Haupt, in collab. \vith Lawrc~lceC. Wroth and Rollo G. Silver, The Book in America: A History of the Mnkiyq and Srllil~qof Rooh in the United States, zd ed. (Ne\v York: Ro\vker, rgjr), pp. 208-11; Henry Holt, "Competition," Atlantic Mor~th[$fi 102 (Oct.

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