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MERCHANTS OF CULTURE: What to Read if You’re Even Vaguely Interested in Book Business

We’ve started monthly book reviews over at, and while all have something to offer to book professionals no matter where they are in their careers, it would verge on criminal not to give this month’s book a special shout-out here. Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the 21st Century┬áis out in its first US edition from Plume Books (a Penguin nonfiction imprint) this spring. Its author, John B. Thompson, is a sociologist at the University of Cambridge, and has made book business on both sides of the pond […]