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  • Gangsters to Governorsby David Clary

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Gambling was once illegal and controlled by gangsters. But today, gambling is legal in forty-eight states. Are states now addicted to revenue from casinos, lotteries, and online gaming? Clary’s history of American gambling introduces us to the industry’s colorful kingpins while asking tough questions about the pros and cons of legal gambling. more...

  • Creative Arts Marketingby Liz Hill; Catherine O'Sullivan; Terry O'Sullivan; Brian Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Creative Arts Marketing third edition is a long-awaited update of a classic and influential text. A ground-breaking book when first published, it covers the core concepts of marketing and management as they apply to the arts and heritage industries with a depth that is still unrivalled. With an emphasis on global case studies, practical examples... more...

  • Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businessesby Eva Bakoy

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 43.20

    This edited collection focuses on the production cultures of successful small and medium-sized (SME) film and television companies in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK, based on a three-year research project, ‘Success in the Film and Television Industries’ (SiFTI) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. It explores case studies of multiple... more...

  • Culture, Innovation and the Economyby Biljana Mickov; James E. Doyle

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    This is a handbook for the cultural entrepreneur, offering some of the best examples on practice, franchises, research, innovation and business opportunities in the cultural sector. The key theme is the contribution and possibilities of the cultural economy as a business, with a strong supporting subtext on innovative practice. The book illustrates... more...

  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixelsby Jason Schreier

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 12.79

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating... more...

  • Streampunksby Robert Kyncl; Maany Peyvan

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 23.99

    An entertainment and tech insider—YouTube’s chief business officer—delivers the first detailed account of the rise of YouTube, the creative minds who have capitalized on it to become pop culture stars, and how streaming video is revolutionizing the media world. In the past ten years, the internet video platform YouTube has changed media and entertainment... more...

  • The Power and the Storyby John Lloyd

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 15.99

    In this sweeping global survey, one of Britain's most distinguished journalists and media commentators analyses for the first time the state of journalism worldwide as it enters the post-truth age. From the decline of the newspaper in the West and the simultaneous threats posed by fake news and President Trump, to the part that Facebook and Twitter... more...

  • Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asiaby Vivienne Leung; Kimmy Cheng; Tommy Tse

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 27.00

    Offering a rare insight into the world of celebrity and media in China and beyond, Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia deconstructs the dynamics of “stardom” and celebrity endorsement in East Asia, and examines its impact on marketing communications and media. Through first-hand interviews with celebrities and entertainment industry... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Iran 2by Parviz Jahed

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 56.00

    Working at the intersection of religion and evershifting political, economic, and social environments, Iranian cinema has produced some of the most critically lauded films in the world today. The first volume in the Directory of World Cinema: Iran turned the spotlight on the award-winning cinema of Iran, with particular attention to the major genres... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainmentby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Streaming, Sharing, Stealing tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Michael D. Smith’s and Rahul Telang’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and... more...