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The Resource Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress

Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress

Label
Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel
Title
Under the cover
Title remainder
the creation, production, and reception of a novel
Statement of responsibility
Clayton Childress
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Under the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia Nixon, which was published in 2009 and based on an actual murder committed by an ancestor of Nixon's in the postbellum South. Clayton Childress takes you behind the scenes to examine how Jarrettsville was shepherded across three interdependent fields -- authoring, publishing, and reading -- and how it was transformed by its journey. Along the way, he covers all aspects of the life of a book, including the author's creative process, the role of the literary agent, how editors decide which books to acquire, how publishers build lists and distinguish themselves from other publishers, how they sell a book to stores and publicize it, and how authors choose their next projects. Childress looks at how books get selected for the front tables in bookstores, why reviewers and readers can draw such different meanings from the same novel, and how book groups across the country make sense of a novel and what it means to them. Drawing on original survey data, in-depth interviews, and groundbreaking ethnographic fieldwork, Under the Cover reveals how decisions are made, inequalities are reproduced, and novels are built to travel in the creation, production, and consumption of culture. -- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Childress, Clayton
Dewey number
070.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z116.A2
LC item number
C45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in cultural sociology
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  • Publishers and publishing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Printing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Printing
  • Publishers and publishing
Label
Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-297) 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
Introduction : The estrangement of creation, production, and reception -- Part one : The field of creation. The structure of creativity : or, why Jarrettsville almost wasn't called Jarrettsville -- Authorial careers : or, how $6,000 becomes a middle-class income -- Part two : From creation to production. Literary agents and double duties : or, why an author's success is out of her control -- Part three : The field of production. Decision making, tasted, and financial commitment to culture : or, why Counterpoint Press accepted Jarrettsville after rejecting it -- Industry structure and the position and disposition of publishers : or, how some of the end of Jarrettsville quite literally became the beginning -- Storytelling and mythmaking : or, how a one-sentence email nearly doubled a print run -- Part four : From production to reception. Retailers and reviewers : or, how being placed on the front table could have tanked Jarrettsville -- Part five : The field of reception. Reading life into novels : or, why a misanthropic thug may not be all bad -- Reading novels into life : or, how a story about the past became a story about the present -- Part six : Connecting the circuit. Conclusion : reconnecting creation, production, and reception -- Methodological appendix : From there to here
Control code
989622271
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780691160382
Lccn
2016960240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989622271
Label
Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-297) 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
Introduction : The estrangement of creation, production, and reception -- Part one : The field of creation. The structure of creativity : or, why Jarrettsville almost wasn't called Jarrettsville -- Authorial careers : or, how $6,000 becomes a middle-class income -- Part two : From creation to production. Literary agents and double duties : or, why an author's success is out of her control -- Part three : The field of production. Decision making, tasted, and financial commitment to culture : or, why Counterpoint Press accepted Jarrettsville after rejecting it -- Industry structure and the position and disposition of publishers : or, how some of the end of Jarrettsville quite literally became the beginning -- Storytelling and mythmaking : or, how a one-sentence email nearly doubled a print run -- Part four : From production to reception. Retailers and reviewers : or, how being placed on the front table could have tanked Jarrettsville -- Part five : The field of reception. Reading life into novels : or, why a misanthropic thug may not be all bad -- Reading novels into life : or, how a story about the past became a story about the present -- Part six : Connecting the circuit. Conclusion : reconnecting creation, production, and reception -- Methodological appendix : From there to here
Control code
989622271
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780691160382
Lccn
2016960240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989622271

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