The Business of Books: How the International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read (Paperback)
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The Business of Books: How the International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read (Paperback)

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Paperback 194 Pages / Published: 13/11/2001
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Gone is the plethora of small but prestigious houses that often put ideas before profit in their publishing decisions. Now 6 behemoths share 80% of the market and margin is all. Part-memoir, part-history, here is an account of the collapsing standards of contemporary publishing.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781859843628
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 207 g
Dimensions: 203 x 130 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Andre Schiffrin is an old-fashioned New York publisher, the sort that loves and believes in books. Not just best-sellers, but little books with big ideas."-The Times [London]

"Andre Schiffrin presents a somber portrait of American publishing where the pursuit of profit has strangled all creativity."-Nouvel Observateur

"Newsworthy and important, eloquent, smart, thoughtful, and well-presented."-The Nation

"An absorbing account of the revolution in publishing during the last decade."-Financial Times

"Forceful evidence that corporate insistence on higher profits has been cultural and business folly."-Business Week

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