Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
How did people in early America understand the authority of print and how was this authority sustained and contested? These questions are at the heart of this set of pathbreaking essays in the history of the book by one of America's leading practitioners in this interdisciplinary field. David D. Hall examines the interchange between popular and learned cultures and the practices of reading and writing. His writings deal with change and continuity, exploring the possibility of a reading revolution and arguing for the long duration of a Protestant vernacular tradition. A newly written essay on book culture in the early Chesapeake describes a system of scribal publication. The pieces reflect Hall's belief that the better we understand the production and consumption of books, the closer we come to a social history of culture.
Author: Bowker,Thorpe, D. W., Staff,D W Staff Thorpe
More than 20,000 titles from New Zealand & the surrounding Pacific Islands can be located by title, publisher, & subject in this key resource. Also serving as a comprehensive directory to the region's publishing & bookselling industry, NEW ZEALAND BOOKS IN PRINT lists book, video, & audiocassette distributors; book trade associations; literary awards; agents; booksellers; libraries; & others. From D.W. Thorpe.
This directory is a unique reference tool that gathers information on significant alternative presses--126 U.S. presses, 19 Canadian, and 18 international presses having either a North American address or distributor. Thirty-three presses are new to this edition.
This collection of essays illustrates various pressures and concerns—both practical and theoretical—related to the study of print culture. Procedural difficulties range from doubts about the reliability of digitized resources to concerns with the limiting parameters of 'national' book history.
In the first new edition of this authoritative guide since 1993, over 24,000 titles from 700 publishers in 43 African countries are identified, catalogued, and classified in easy-to-use Author, Title, and Subject indexes. Now incorporating materials listed in the quarterly African Book Publishing Record, African Books in Print covers works in over 120 African languages as well as English issued by more than 1,100 publishers, including commercial imprints, state-sponsored publishers, research institutions, professional associations, learned societies, university departments, and many other sources. All entries are listed again in a separate Directory of Publishers, which has been enhanced with telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and URLs, when available. A detailed introduction explains the scope and arrangement as well as a key to currency abbreviations (with approximate exchange rates), language, and country codes.
Contends that printed books will be replaced by digital books and that book distributors and readers should actively support the transformation by encouraging digital book creation and the standards required for storage and delivery.
Scott E. Casper,Joanne D. Chaison,Jeffrey D. Groves
Author: Daniel Bellingradt,Paul Nelles,Jeroen Salman
Category: Literary Criticism
This book presents and explores a challenging new approach in book history. It offers a coherent volume of thirteen chapters in the field of early modern book history covering a wide range of topics and it is written by renowned scholars in the field. The rationale and content of this volume will revitalize the theoretical and methodological debate in book history. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the field of early modern book history as well as in a range of other disciplines. It offers book historians an innovative methodological approach on the life cycle of books in and outside Europe. It is also highly relevant for social-economic and cultural historians because of the focus on the commercial, legal, spatial, material and social aspects of book culture. Scholars that are interested in the history of science, ideas and news will find several chapters dedicated to the production, circulation and consumption of knowledge and news media.