By Alexis Weedon

Drawing on examine into the book-production documents of twelve publishers-including George Bell & Son, Richard Bentley, William Blackwood, Chatto & Windus, Oliver & Boyd, Macmillan, and the publication printers William Clowes and T&A Constable - taken at ten-year periods from 1836 to 1916, this publication translates extensive developments within the progress and variety of e-book publishing in Victorian Britain. Chapters discover the importance of the export alternate to the colonies and the emerging significance of cities outdoor London as centres of publishing; the effect of technological swap in expanding the diversity and volume of books; and the way the enterprise perform of literary publishing built to extend the marketplace for British and American authors. The publication takes examples from the acquisition and sale of well known fiction by way of Ouida, Mrs. wooden, Mrs. Ewing, and canonical authors akin to George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, and Mark Twain. attention of the original calls for of the academic industry enhances the point of interest on fiction, as readers, mathematics books, tune, geography, technology textbooks, and Greek and Latin classics turned a staple for a growing number of publishing homes wishing to unfold the danger of novel publication.

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