See H. S. Bailey, The Art and Science of Book Publishing (1980); J. W. Tebbel, A History of Book Publishing in the United States (4 vol., 1972–80); L. A. Coser et al., Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing (1982); A. Pettegree, The Book in the Renaissance (2010); J. B. Thompson, Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (2010); Literary Market Place (issued annually).
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