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
Roger H. Smith