By Alexis Weedon

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

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