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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain

Volume 7. The Twentieth Century and Beyond

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Sarah Bromage, Helen Williams, Sebastian Carter, Padmini Ray Murray, Andrew Nash, Claire Squires, David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery, Iain Stevenson, Shafquat Towheed, Jane Potter, Peter Hunt, Lucy Pearson, Sarah Pedersen, Peter J. Bowler, Helen Williams, Michael Ledger-Lomas, Susan Pickford, Sarah Anne Hughes, John Wagstaff, Samatha J. Rayner, Michael Mabe, Anthony Watkinson, Anthony Quinn, Mark Nixon, Catherine Seville, Rónán McDonald, Kate Longworth, Gail Chester, Chris Atton, Alexis Weedon, Caroline Davis
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  • Publication planned for: June 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107010604

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  • The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain is an authoritative series which surveys the history of publishing, bookselling, authorship and reading in Britain. This seventh and final volume surveys the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a range of perspectives in order to create a comprehensive guide, from growing professionalisation at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the impact of digital technologies at the end. Its multi-authored focus on the material book and its manufacture broadens to a study of the book's authorship and readership, and its production and dissemination via publishing and bookselling. It examines in detail key market sectors over the course of the period, and concludes with a series of essays concentrating on aspects of book history: the book in wartime; class, democracy and value; books and other media; intellectual property and copyright; and imperialism and post-imperialism.

    • This book is the final volume in the authoritative series, The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain
    • Contains accessible essays covering the publishing, reading, writing and bookselling history of Britain in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
    • Delivers new essays from world leading scholars to advance studies in the field
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    • Publication planned for: June 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107010604
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Materials, technologies and the printing industry Sarah Bromage and Helen Williams
    2. Format and design Sebastian Carter
    3. The digital book Padmini Ray Murray
    Part II:
    4. Authorship Andrew Nash and Claire Squires
    5. Publishing David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery
    6. Distribution and bookselling Iain Stevenson
    7. Reading and ownership Andrew Nash, Claire Squires and Shafquat Towheed
    Part III:
    8. Literature Andrew Nash and Jane Potter
    9. Children's books Peter Hunt and Lucy Pearson
    10. Schoolbooks and textbook publishing Sarah Pedersen
    11. Popular science Peter J. Bowler
    12. Popular history Helen Williams
    13. Religion Michael Ledger-Lomas
    14. Publishing for leisure Susan Pickford
    15. Museum and art book publishing Sarah Anne Hughes
    16. Music John Wagstaff
    17. University presses and academic publishing Samatha J. Rayner
    18. Journals (STM and humanities) Michael Mabe and Anthony Watkinson
    19. Information, reference, and government publishing Susan Pickford
    20. Maps, cartography and geographical publishing Iain Stevenson
    21. Magazines and periodicals Anthony Quinn
    22. Comics and graphic novels Mark Nixon
    Part IV:
    23. The book in Wartime Jane Potter
    24. Books, intellectual property and copyright Catherine Seville
    25. Books and the mass market: class, democracy and value Rónán McDonald
    26. The book and civil society Kate Longworth
    27. Sex, race and class: the radical, alternative and minority booktrade in Britain Gail Chester
    28. Counter-culture and underground Chris Atton
    29. Books and other media Alexis Weedon
    30. Book events, book environments David Finkelstein and Claire Squires
    31. The book, British imperialism and post-imperialism Caroline Davis.

  • Editors

    Andrew Nash, Institute of English Studies, University of London
    Andrew Nash is Reader in Book History and Deputy Director of the Institute of English Studies, University of London. In addition to books on Victorian and Scottish literature he has edited or co-edited The Culture of Collected Editions (2003), Literary Cultures and the Material Book (2007) and New Directions in the History of the Novel (2014).

    Claire Squires, University of Stirling
    Claire Squires is Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling. Her publications include Marketing literature: the making of contemporary writing in Britain (2007) and, with Padmini Ray Murray, the article 'The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit'.

    I. R. Willison, Institute of English Studies, University of London
    I. R. Willison held several senior posts in the British Museum Library from 1955 until his retirement in 1987. As Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of English Studies he has played a leading part in the development of book history as a field in the English-speaking world. He edited volume 4 of the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (Cambridge, 1972) and has authored numerous essays on bibliography, book history, and librarianship in Britain and in a global context. He was awarded a CBE for services to the History of the Book in 2005.

    Contributors

    Sarah Bromage, Helen Williams, Sebastian Carter, Padmini Ray Murray, Andrew Nash, Claire Squires, David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery, Iain Stevenson, Shafquat Towheed, Jane Potter, Peter Hunt, Lucy Pearson, Sarah Pedersen, Peter J. Bowler, Helen Williams, Michael Ledger-Lomas, Susan Pickford, Sarah Anne Hughes, John Wagstaff, Samatha J. Rayner, Michael Mabe, Anthony Watkinson, Anthony Quinn, Mark Nixon, Catherine Seville, Rónán McDonald, Kate Longworth, Gail Chester, Chris Atton, Alexis Weedon, Caroline Davis

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