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

John B. Thompson
Published in 2010
by Polity Press

John B. Thompson presents an accessible overview of the book publishing business—from the changes in agenting to the conglomeration of publishing houses to the growth of the retail chains to the digital revolution. This book provides writers with an in-depth understanding of publishing's ecosystem, providing them with the background they need before taking their manuscript to market.


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