xii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Gutenberg's invention of movable type in the fifteenth century introduced an era of mass communication that permanently altered the structure of society. While publishing has been buffeted by persistent upheaval and transformation ever since, the current combination of technological developments, market pressures, and changing reading habits has led to an unprecedented paradigm shift in the world of books. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives - industry veterans and provocateurs, writers, editors, and digital mavericks - this invaluable collection reflects on the current situation of literary publishing, and provides a road map for the shifting geography of its future: How do editors and publishers adapt to this rapidly changing world? How are vibrant public communities in the Digital Age created and engaged? How can an industry traditionally dominated by white men become more diverse and inclusive? Mindful of the stakes of the ongoing transformation, Literary Publishing in the 21st Century goes beyond the usual discussion of 'print vs. digital' to uncover the complex, contradictory, and increasingly vibrant personalities that will define the future of the book"-- Provided by publisher.
Reading the tea leaves : notations on the changing look of the literary / Sven Birkerts -- The ends of the book : reading, economies, and publics / Matthew Stadler -- The Amazon effect / Steve Wasserman -- The self-hating book critic / Jessa Crispin -- The view from a university press / Donna Shear -- Poetry in translation : hemispheric perspectives / Gabriel Bernal Granados, Kristin Dykstra, & Roberto Tejada -- An interview with Erin Belieu / Erin Belieu -- 16 things : more thoughts on the future of fiction / John O'Brien -- Hold the damn door open : idealism is no currency / Megan M. Garr -- Diversity is not enough : race, power, publishing / Daniel José Older -- Comics publishing / Douglas Wolk -- The art of agenting : an interview with Chris Parris-Lamb / Chris Parris-Lamb & Jonathan Lee -- An essay on contemporary publishing without a single word about e-books / Gerald Howard -- A culture of competition : some notes on writing contests & literary publishing / Kevin Larimer -- Coming to Milkweed Editions / Daniel Slager -- The overnight success of Lookout Books / Emily Louise Smith -- The Southern review at eighty / Jessica Faust & Emily Nemens -- What is the business of literature? / Richard Nash -- The future value of a literary publisher / Jane Friedman.
Miller, Wayne, 1976- editor.
Prufer, Kevin, editor.
Kurowski, Travis, editor.
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