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Industrial revolution impacted all news forms Paper machines Lower postage rates Look of books changed Expensive to purchase and ship books 1914 congress passed a postal book rate because distribution of books is good for country “Democratization of knowledge” Increased access to reading materials Helped expand the middle class and educate the lower classes Knowledge because abundant 1920s publishing was a profitable business Book of the month club and the literary guild were founded Reach a national but targeted group of readers through direct mail Book sales are declining as time goes on The Bible was considered a masterpiece when it was first printed Special black ink, gold in the cover, the finest paper 75,000 copies sold for a hardcover book to be called best seller 100,000 copies sold for a paperback book to be called best seller 1,000,000 copies sold for a single to go gold 2,000,000 copies sold for a single to go platinum 20,000,000 people need to see a movie for it to be a blockbuster
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