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

by John B. Thompson Author

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 has caused publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the book. John Thompson dissects the roles of publishers, agents, and booksellers in the United States and Britain, charting their transformation since the 1960s. He focuses a lot more on ebooks than that format may deserve, but it's a good deep dive into the conversations and concerns around changing technology and changes in the way people read.

(This book may contain a small, black sharpie mark on the bottom edge, so that it can't be returned to a different wholesaler.)