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Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future

Biography & autobiography


by
Jason Epstein

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 393 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

“An irresistible book about Grub Street, authorship and the literary marketplace.”-Washington Post Book World Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century. He founded Anchor Books and launched the quality paperback revolution, cofounded the New York Review of Books, and created of the Library of America, the prestigious publisher of American classics, and The Reader’s Catalog, the precursor of online bookselling. In this short book he discusses the severe crisis facing the book business today-a crisis that affects writers and readers as well as publishers-and looks ahead to the radically transformed industry that will revolutionize the idea of the book as profoundly as the introduction of movable type did five centuries ago.

“An irresistible book about Grub Street, authorship and the literary marketplace.”-Washington Post Book World Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century. He founded Anchor Books and launched the quality paperback revolution, cofounded the New York Review of Books, and created of the Library of America, the prestigious publisher of American classics, and The Reader’s Catalog, the precursor of online bookselling.… (more)

“An irresistible book about Grub Street, authorship and the literary marketplace.”-Washington Post Book World Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century. He founded Anchor Books and launched the quality paperback revolution, cofounded the New York Review of Books, and created of the Library of America, the prestigious publisher of American classics, and The Reader’s Catalog, the precursor of online bookselling. In this short book he discusses the severe crisis facing the book business today-a crisis that affects writers and readers as well as publishers-and looks ahead to the radically transformed industry that will revolutionize the idea of the book as profoundly as the introduction of movable type did five centuries ago.

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