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Author Norrick-Rühl, Corinna, author.

Title Book clubs and book commerce / Corinna Norrick-R?uhl.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK Cambridge    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (100 pages).
Series Cambridge elements. Elements in publishing and book culture, 2514-8524
Cambridge elements. Elements in publishing and book culture. 2514-8524
Summary In the 20th century, cumulative millions of readers received books by mail from clubs like the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Book Society or BertelsmannClub. This Element offers an introduction to book clubs as a distribution channel and cultural phenomenon, and shows that book clubs and book commerce are linked inextricably. It argues that a global perspective is necessary to understand the cultural and economic impact of book clubs in the 20th and into the 21st century. It also explores central reasons for book club membership, condensing them into four succinct categories: convenience, community, concession and, most importantly, curation. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
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Local Note Cambridge University Press Cambridge Open Access Books
Subject Book clubs (Bookselling) -- History.
Book clubs (Bookselling) (OCoLC)fst00836129
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781108597258 (electronic book)
1108597254 (electronic book)
9781108708814 (paperback)
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