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1st Edition

Paperback Parnassus/h

ISBN 9780367297688
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
122 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1976. This book grew out of a series of articles about paperback distribution which the author wrote and which Publishers Weekly published in March and April of 1975.

Table of Contents

Paperback Parnassus -- Two Paperback Worlds: Mass Market and Trade -- How the Books Arrive -- Distribution Comes of Age, or Atrophy -- The Anatomy of Waste -- IDs: A Composite Portrait -- What Future for Export? -- Birth, Life and Death in the Mass Market -- Quick History of an "Extra" -- Boom and Bust and Boom and ... -- Trade Paperbacks: To Academe and Beyond -- The News of the Month in Review -- Neurosis and the Crisis of 1974-75 -- The Cloudy Crystal Ball -- Appendix

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Roger H. Smith