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Big Fiction: How Conglomeration Changed the Publishing Industry and American Literature (Literature Now) By Dan Sinykin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780231192958
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Columbia University Press - October 24th, 2023

The two most remarkable things about Dan Sinykin's history of how corporate conglomeration in publishing has changed the course of literature are 1) it's never been written before and 2) there was a time, not so long ago, when the merging and acquisition of publishing houses was unthinkable. Sinykin teaches how to read "through a colophon," and that "our outsize attention to the author alone is a trick of history." Bestellers are engineered. Book buyers for chains and indies alike are key to a book's success. Sinykin's fascinating history is underlineable on every page.

 


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