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    A Dove Grey Renaissance.Sarah Bennett - 2021 - Logos 32 (1):44-49.
    Launched in 1999, at a time of radical change for the publishing industry, Persephone Books has become a successful independent publisher of neglected female authors mainly from the 20th-century inter-war period. Publishing being an industry primarily shaped by the differential distribution of symbolic and economic capital, competing principles of cultural legitimacy within an increasingly commercial climate clarify the position of modern publishing at the intersection of culture and commerce. This article explores how Persephone Books’ understated assertion of publishing’s ‘middle ground’ (...)
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    Is Backlist the New Frontlist?Karl Berglund & Ann Steiner - 2021 - Logos 32 (1):7-24.
    Streaming services for audiobooks and ebooks have grown rapidly in recent years. The shift in consumption patterns has transformed both reading and publishing. One visible change is the attraction and importance of backlist titles. The article investigates how the relationship between frontlist and backlist in the bestseller segment has developed, and discusses the shift in the power balance between the two. By examining large-scale consumer behaviour data from one of the key players in subscription-based digital bookselling – Storytel – we (...)
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    Online Book Fairs During the COVID-19 Pandemic.Hoang Nguyen, Hoang Viet Nguyen, Ngoc Bao Le, Thi Thu Thuy Pham & Ninh Nguyen - 2021 - Logos 32 (1):37-43.
    Online book fairs are being held in Vietnam to replace traditional offline events that have been shelved owing to the COVID-19 crisis. This study aims to explore book consumers’ perceptions regarding digital book fairs and their evaluation of the first-ever national online book fair held in Vietnam. In-depth interviews were conducted to obtain insights from people who had attended the online book event. The findings provide acceptance of and support for the organization of digital book fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (...)
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    The Challenges, Advantages, and Consequences of Writing Prose in a Second Language.Brigita Orel - 2021 - Logos 32 (1):25-36.
    According to Homi Bhabha, hybridity in the context of identity where two cultures or languages collide is a third space where new views and stances can emerge. I explored the concept of this third space by writing a novel in English, which is my second language, instead of in my mother tongue, Slovenian. I investigated the effects of language switch on my choice of subject matter, my writing process, and my perception of my work and myself as a writer and (...)
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    The Editor’s Place.Angus Phillips - 2021 - Logos 32 (1):5.
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    The Collins Crime Club.Sophie Bolton - 2021 - Logos 31 (4):69-73.
    The interwar years in Britain are regularly referred to by historians and literary commentators as the Golden Age of detective fiction. This article focuses on the Collins imprint the Crime Club, established in 1930. It assesses the significance of this imprint in the context of the Golden Age, with a focus on its commercial animus, drawing on theories about class-based markets and the commercialization of print culture. The article examines the marketing methods used by the Crime Club to promote its (...)
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    Scribner’s Bookstore.David Emblidge - 2021 - Logos 31 (4):39-43.
    In 1989, a literary landmark in New York City closed. Scribner’s Bookstore, 597 Fifth Avenue, stood at the epicentre of Manhattan’s retail district. The Scribner’s publishing company was then 153 years old. In the 1920s, driven by genius editor Max Perkins, Scribner’s published Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Wolfe. Scribner’s Magazine was The New Yorker of its day. The bookshop and publisher occupied a 10-storey Beaux-Arts building, designed by Ernest Flagg, which eventually won protection from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. (...)
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    Emery Walker’s Counsel.Kirsty Hartsiotis - 2021 - Logos 31 (4):7-38.
    Process engraver and printer Emery Walker was a pivotal figure in the English, American, and continental European Private Press Movement from the 1880s until his death in 1933. This article looks at his theories for the typography, design, and production of books, and how those theories were developed by key designers and close associates of Walker such as William Morris, T. J. Cobden Sanderson, and Bruce Rogers and through the practical teaching of figures such as J. H. Mason and Edward (...)
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    The Editor’s Place.Angus Phillips - 2021 - Logos 31 (4):5-6.
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    Bridging the Digital Publishing Divide.Hal Robinson - 2021 - Logos 31 (4):44-68.
    An anthropological view of the publishing industry sees it as a culture with its own assumptions and patterns, in which publishing companies are macro-communities associated with micro-communities of readers. Anthropology sees ‘digital culture’ in a comparable way. Awareness of the cultural characteristics of publishing as a culture and of digital culture can turn their differences into synergies that benefit both. Examples from anthropological research and from publishing show that some processes are comparable. One is the process in which material value (...)
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