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  • The Story Cureby Susan Elderkin; Ella Berthoud

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 23.29

    From tantrums to tummy aches to teenage mood swings, there are times when a book is the best medicine of all. The Story Cure is a manual for grownups who believe that the stories which shape children's lives should not be left to chance.In these pages bibliotherapists Ella and Susan recommend the perfect children's book - from picture books to YA novels... more...

  • Historical Networks in the Book Tradeby Catherine Feely; John Hinks

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The book trade historically tended to operate in a spirit of co-operation as well as competition. Networks between printers, publishers, booksellers and related trades existed at local, regional, national and international levels and were a vital part of the business of books for several centuries. This collection of essays examines many aspects of... more...

  • The Secret Libraryby Oliver Tearle

    Michael O'Mara 2016; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating tour through the curious history of Western civilization told through its most emblematic invention ? the book.As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past.You?ll learn... more...

  • BUCH MACHT GESCHICHTEby Patricia F. Blume; Thomas Keiderling; Klaus G. Saur

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 65.27

    This volume is a compilation of the latest research on the history of publishing. In essays by leading researchers and young academics from Germany, Poland, the US, and Australia, it focuses on the publishing house against the backdrop of contemporary history, and considers the growing European and international interest in the field of book science.... more...

  • Words Are My Matterby Ursula K. Le Guin

    Small Beer Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    A bright and wide-ranging collection of essays, reviews, talks, and more from one of our best and most thoughtful writers. more...

  • The Bestseller Codeby Jodie Archer; Matthew L. Jockers

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 19.49

    "When a story captures the imagination of millions, that's magic. Can you qualify magic? Archer and Jockers just may have done so."?Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author Ask most book people about massive success in the world of fiction, and you?ll typically hear that it?s a game of hazy crystal balls. The sales figures of E. L. James or... more...

  • James Jonesby Tony J. Williams

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99

    James Jones: The Limits of Eternity is the first detailed critical study of American author James Jones' works placing him as an important figure within the context of twentieth century literature rather than his present status as a war novelist. It presents a comprehensive view of his entire work seeing him as a critical commentator of American... more...

  • Becoming Bestsellers: John Grisham and Danielle Steel (Sample from Chapter 2 of THE BESTSELLER CODE)by Jodie Archer; Matthew L. Jockers

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 0.00

    This sneak peek teaser - featuring literary giants John Grisham and Danielle Steele - from Chapter 2 of The Bestseller Code , a groundbreaking book about what a computer algorithm can teach us about blockbuster books, stories, and reading, reveals the importance of topic and theme in bestselling fiction according to percentages assigned by what... more...

  • The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novelby Robin Gilmour

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first comprehensive examination of Victorian society?s preoccupation with the ?notion of the gentleman? and how this was reflected in the literature of the time. Starting with Addison and Lord Chesterfield, the author explores the influence of the gentlemanly ideal on the evolution of the English middle... more...

  • A Theory of the Classical Novelby Everett Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1969, this book asserts that two concepts, structure and praxis, make it impractical for scholars to ignore the necessity of a theory of the novel ? with the term ?classical novel? used to cover western fiction. The author argues that the novel is fundamentally an ?enterprise? ? an aspect of the praxis of a particular social class... more...