Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century

Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century

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"All you need to know about the industry at a time of momentous change."

-Drake McFeely, chairman and president, W.W. Norton & Company

For nearly five centuries, the world of book publishing remained largely static. But at the dawn of the twenty-first century, the industry faces a combination of economic pressures and technological change that is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the book.

John Thompson's riveting account… (more)

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Researched over four years, Thompson's authoritative survey mimics anthropology's methods and borrows its governing concept of "the field" from Bourdieu.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Plume (March 27, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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