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Merchants of Culture: the Making of Bestsellers

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The world of Anglo-American trade publishing in the early 21st Century looks very different from the world that existed in the 1960s and before. A set of profound structural changes – economic, social and technological – has transformed the industry. Based on five years research and more than 280 interviews, John Thompson reconstructs ‘the logic of the field’ of trade publishing to shed fresh light on why some books become bestsellers while many thousands of others find themselves marooned.

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