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New Directions in Book History
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The Contemporary Small Press

Making Publishing Visible

Editors: Colby, Georgina, Marczewska, Kaja, Wilson, Leigh (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates the increasing importance of small presses after the economic crash of 2007-2008
  • Illustrates the impact of small press publishing on literary studies
  • Unites literary sociology and studies of the history of the book with textual approaches 
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About this book

The Contemporary Small Press: Making Publishing Visible addresses the contemporary literary small press in the US and UK from the perspective of a range of disciplines. Covering numerous aspects of small press publishing—poetry and fiction, children’s publishing, the importance of ethical commitments, the relation to the mainstream, the attitudes of those working for presses, the role of the state in supporting presses—scholars from literary criticism, the sociology of literature and publishing studies demonstrate how a variety of approaches and methods are needed to fully understand the contemporary small press and its significance for literary studies and for broader literary culture.

About the authors

Georgina Colby is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Westminster, UK.

Kaja Marczewska is a researcher, writer and Research Manager at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Leigh Wilson is Professor of English Literature at the University of Westminster, UK.

Reviews

The Contemporary Small Press: Making Publishing Visible is essential reading for anyone interested in the Anglo-American publishing industry of the past fifty years. At a time when conglomerates are dominating the industry, small presses offer an alternative model of development. The book shows how these enterprising publishers have carved a niche for themselves in relation to the mainstream firms. This is a powerful story of survival, of creativity and ingenuity at a time of rapid change and digital disruptions.” (Lise Jaillant, Lecturer of English, Loughborough University, UK)
“Anyone who has been paying close attention to contemporary literary culture will have noticed the exceptional rise to prominence of the small press as a counterbalance to the ever-narrowing output of the multinational publishing conglomerate. What we have lacked until now is a book like this one, which ably grasps the phenomenon of the small press without reducing its multiplicity and complexity. In the diversity of its methods and fascinating wealth of examples it offers to our scrutiny, this collection of essays ably advances the study of the institutions of recent and contemporary literature in new and exciting directions.” (Mark McGurl, Albert Guérard Professor of Literature, Stanford University, USA, and author of The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing (2011))

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eBook £71.50
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 15, 2020
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Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-48783-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Contemporary Small Press
Book Subtitle
Making Publishing Visible
Editors
  • Georgina Colby
  • Kaja Marczewska
  • Leigh Wilson
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48784-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48784-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48783-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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