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The Resource This Business of Publishing

This Business of Publishing

Label
This Business of Publishing
Title
This Business of Publishing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
THIS BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING has been hailed by literary agent Michael Larsen as & quot;must reading for writers, agents and anyone else who cares about the future of publishing. & quot; It reveals the unique perspective of Richard Curtis, former president of the Association of Authors' Representatives. He provides the aspiring author with the benefit of over thirty years of lessons learned in the publishing industry, including: the damage caused to the publishing industry by the archaic practice of selling books on consignment; the changing nature of the wholesale business, and how it affects authors, editors and agents; the way that large corporate mergers of publishing companies have brought about the disenfranchisement of authors and editors; the electronic media revolution and the opportunities it offers, as well as the pitfalls. Curtis talks about the & quot;blockbuster mentality & quot; that currently dominates publisher thinking, leading to increased dependence on a few overpaid authors with big-name market status. This is an engaging and thoroughly readable guidebook to one of the most rapidly changing industries in America. It is an essential reference work for anyone hoping to understand or function in the publishing world
Cataloging source
VALIL
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Curtis, Richard
Dewey number
070.5/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z471
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Publishers and publishing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Publishers and publishing
  • United States
Label
This Business of Publishing
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; Preface -- Then and Now; Section One: Big Publishing; 1 -- Last Chance; 2 -- Orphans; 3 -- Wholesaler Revolution; 4 -- Big; 5 -- Incentives? Or Schmears?; 6 -- Belly-Up; 7 -- Journey to a Small Publisher; Section Two -- Understanding Editors; 8 -- Editors -- The New Disenfranchised; 9 -- Must Youth Be Served?; 10 -- Tote That Romance! Lift That Historical!; Section Three -- Publishing, Twenty-First-Century Style; 11 -- Author? What's an Author?; 12 -- Techno-Agents; 13 -- What's New? Don't Ask!; 14 -- Systems; Section Four -- Understanding Authors; 15 -- Endangered Species
  • 16 -- What's in a (Big) Name?17 -- Shared Worlds; 18 -- Down on the Levy; 19 -- Outrageous Fortune; 20 -- Green-Eyed Monsters; 21 -- Found Money; 22 -- The Two Worlds of Literature; Section Five -- Is There a Future?; 23 -- Toward Reform; 24 -- The Client from Hell -- A Short Story
Control code
875415040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781497622203
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781497622203
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875415040
Label
This Business of Publishing
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; Preface -- Then and Now; Section One: Big Publishing; 1 -- Last Chance; 2 -- Orphans; 3 -- Wholesaler Revolution; 4 -- Big; 5 -- Incentives? Or Schmears?; 6 -- Belly-Up; 7 -- Journey to a Small Publisher; Section Two -- Understanding Editors; 8 -- Editors -- The New Disenfranchised; 9 -- Must Youth Be Served?; 10 -- Tote That Romance! Lift That Historical!; Section Three -- Publishing, Twenty-First-Century Style; 11 -- Author? What's an Author?; 12 -- Techno-Agents; 13 -- What's New? Don't Ask!; 14 -- Systems; Section Four -- Understanding Authors; 15 -- Endangered Species
  • 16 -- What's in a (Big) Name?17 -- Shared Worlds; 18 -- Down on the Levy; 19 -- Outrageous Fortune; 20 -- Green-Eyed Monsters; 21 -- Found Money; 22 -- The Two Worlds of Literature; Section Five -- Is There a Future?; 23 -- Toward Reform; 24 -- The Client from Hell -- A Short Story
Control code
875415040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781497622203
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781497622203
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875415040

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