The Publishing Industry
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The publishing industry is the “oldest” if not the “original” sector of the media and content industries as it can be dated back to the introduction of the format used for modern books (the codex: block of wood, book) (Latin … Read More

EU Publishing Market – Market sales and output
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The activity with the largest aggregate market value across the EU was newspaper publishing in 2010, with its value surpassing 40 billion Euro. The publication of periodicals and that of books followed closely with values nearing 37 billion and 30 … Read More

The biggest publishing houses in the world
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Pearson Plc headquarters A publishing house is a company or an association whose original core business is the production and distribution of books or laid out documents. Today, the publishing business generally includes editing documents with all media as the … Read More

Small press and independent publishing houses
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The term “independent publishing” (“small press”) means all the publishing houses, often small, but not always, not belonging to different groups which together form what some have called specialists have called “network of oligopoly’s publishing and media.” Definitions Pragmatic definition … Read More

Vanity press
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Vanity press is for an author to publish his own works by a publisher that provides only the technical part of the publishing and distribution, outside the editorial proper choice. So the author pays the costs of printing and publicity … Read More

Print on demand
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Print on demand is a digital printing mode to offer in the shortest possible time and in small quantities (sometimes only one copy) works whose small circulation induce excessive costs in traditional printing. Benefits The advantage of printing on demand … Read More

Self-publishing
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Self-publishing is for an author to take himself in charge of the edition of his works, without going through a publishing house. It accurately distinguishes from publishing on publisher‘s account or author‘s account. In the first case, in fact, the … Read More

Writing and editing books
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An endless supply of writers? At the writing level, it must be distinguished between the essays of creative works on one hand, and works ordered by publishers on the other hand. The essays address technical and scientific fields or current … Read More

Book manufacturing and trade
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Creation The author writes his book. It can do it on its own initiative or on order of a publisher. Once completed, the material is delivered in the form of manuscript to a publisher. If he offers it to several … Read More

Publishing
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The publishing is the activity to present, reproduce and commercialize the intellectual output of an author. Publishing, in a broad sense, covers all forms of texts: literary, scientific, musical score, computer code, image, etc. The final support is now multimedia, … Read More