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The Publishers Association 1896–1946

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521130844

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  • This 1970 text tells the story of an important trade association, called into being by the crisis in British bookselling in the late nineteenth century and founded - largely by the wisdom of Sir Frederick Macmillan - on the Net Book Agreement. Through the Net Book Agreement, it provided booksellers and publishers with assurance of retail price stability and has also provided the guiding principles of the Publishing Association's activity since its foundation. This book traces the founding of the Net Book Agreement to after World War II when the book trade faced many problems and crises.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521130844
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction: the 1852 verdict
    1. 1895–1900: the founding of the Association and the Net Book Agreement
    2. 1901–1908: through the Book War
    3. 1908–1914: copyright and novel prices
    4. 1914–1919: World War I
    5. 1919–1927: reconstruction and strikes
    6. 1924–1930: new aims and opportunities
    7. 1931–1939 (1): the Great Depression, markets and rights
    8. 1931–1939 (2): book clubs, Book Tokens, book weeks
    9. 1939–1946 (1): World War II: the book front
    10. 1939–1946 (2): World War II: the export markets, trade relations at home
    Epilogue: the 1962 verdict
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    R. J. L. Kingsford

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