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The Resource Casanova was a book lover : and other naked truths and provocative curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books, John Maxwell Hamilton

Casanova was a book lover : and other naked truths and provocative curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books, John Maxwell Hamilton

Label
Casanova was a book lover : and other naked truths and provocative curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books
Title
Casanova was a book lover
Title remainder
and other naked truths and provocative curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books
Statement of responsibility
John Maxwell Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this irreverent analysis of the book industry, John Maxwell Hamilton provides a rich history of the book - from the days when monks laboriously hand-copied texts to the recent tidal wave of Titanic tie-ins - and gives an overview of the state of the industry today, including writing, marketing, promoting, reviewing, ghost-writing, and collecting." "Throughout are tidbits of information that will fascinate bibliophiles everywhere. For instance, did you know that Walt Whitman was fired from a government job because his boss found Leaves of Grass, and its author, immoral? Or that the most stolen books in the United States are the Bible, followed by The Joy of Sex? How about that Dan Quayle's 1989 Christmas card read "May out nation continue to be a beakon of hope to the world?" Or that Casanova was an ardent lover of books as well as women?" "Hamilton offers an inside look at the history and business of book reviewing, explaining why, more often than not, reviewers resemble "counselors at a self-esteem camp" and examining the enormous impact of the "Oprah effect" on the market. As the self-appointed Emily Post of the book world, he advises publishers, authors, and readers on proper etiquette for everything from book parties and jacket photos to book signings and promotion by friends and relatives."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, John Maxwell
Dewey number
028/.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.H194 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Publishers and publishing
Label
Casanova was a book lover : and other naked truths and provocative curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books, John Maxwell Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's warning -- An introduction to the proper study of mankind -- T. Roger Claypool's fish store -- The art of marketing -- Artless thank-yous -- A guide to good book behavior -- Inglorious employment -- Literary luck -- Best stolen books -- Dear Mr. Politician: please don't write -- The universal library -- Book promotion: the business established by the author of our nature -- Self-publishing: the American dream -- Four bad mistakes about editing errors
Control code
43434748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780807125540
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99059582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Casanova was a book lover : and other naked truths and provocative curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books, John Maxwell Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's warning -- An introduction to the proper study of mankind -- T. Roger Claypool's fish store -- The art of marketing -- Artless thank-yous -- A guide to good book behavior -- Inglorious employment -- Literary luck -- Best stolen books -- Dear Mr. Politician: please don't write -- The universal library -- Book promotion: the business established by the author of our nature -- Self-publishing: the American dream -- Four bad mistakes about editing errors
Control code
43434748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780807125540
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99059582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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