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Merchants of Culture by John Brookshire Thompson
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Apr 25, 2012

it was amazing

Pretty comprehensive view of the publishing industry today. I kind of wish I would've read a digital copy only because that would've lent itself to instant updates, which would've meant a synopsis of the DOJ's antitrust suit against the publishers and Apple, but I'm not sure that Thompson has actually examined that, or that he is actively keeping Merchants of Culture up to date aside from the occasional new edition. Overall, it was a really well-written and informative study of an industry I find quite fascinating yet befuddling. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in publishing as well as business in general.

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Reading Progress

April 25, 2012 – Shelved
May 1, 2012 – Started Reading
May 1, 2012 –
page 246
May 4, 2012 –
page 302
May 22, 2012 –
page 368
May 22, 2012 – Finished Reading

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David Fleming Thanks for this recommendation. I'm looking into it.

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