At last, a readable, authoritative and comprehensive book for students, readers and practitioners in print and digital publishing. Publishing guides the reader through the history of publishing and the main issues facing the industry today. Among these are legal conundrums, cultural conflicts, trade practices, publishing within and across sectors, editorial requirements, the challenge of electronic publishing, making your ideas count in print, rationalization and the growth of corporate publishing cultures.

The result is an exciting one stop guide, written with flair and aplomb. Packed with helpful real-world examples and illustrative interviews this practical resource leaves no stone of the publishing industry unturned.

Sectors in the Anglophone Model

Sectors in the anglophone model

The anglophone book publishing model is founded on the principle that the economics of the books trade is of paramount importance. Anglophone publishing is a business that contains more than one cultural mission, but is not driven primarily by any one of them. Anglophone publishing, sometimes known as the Anglo-American model, is a widely distributed and ever-changing global business of producing and selling English language books.

Anglophone publishing is divided into seven broad areas of activity: consumer/trade academic books; children's books; school books; professional books and journals; English language training materials; reference books and materials; and religious books and publications. Over time, each of these areas grew into a separate sector of the anglophone book industry, moving ...

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