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2. Books Christopher Burnett California State, Long Beach
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Nurturing Ideas vs. Making Money “Culture and Commerce of Publishing” Fickle and uncertain market for books Industry decentralized in sectors with diverse operations Operations mix mass production and artistic craft Poised between requirements of commerce and obligations of preserving symbolic culture Publishers’ Association
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Early American Publishing 1638 - 1st American printing press, Cambridge, Mass. 1640 - 1st book published in America: Bay Psalm Book 1731 - Ben Franklin established 1st American library Franklin wrote and published his own works, such as Poor Richard’s Almanac
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Expanding the Readership Political Pamphlets Thomas Paine’s Common Sense , 1776 Runaway best seller (100,000 copies) Widest read author of the American Revolution Novels, Poetry, Humor American publishers and foreign author’s royalties 19th Century “Dime Novels” Poetry in the 1800s Mark Twain and American humor ©Bettman Corbis
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Three Influential Events for Publishing International Copyright Law of 1891 Requirement to pay author royalties, both foreign and domestic Shift toward publishing American authors Publishing Houses Large book-related firms Compulsory Education Public education by 1900 Textbook publishing ©Bettman Corbis
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2011 for the course COMM 1301 taught by Professor Tj during the Spring '11 term at HCCS.

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