In this volume a range of distinguished contributors provide an original analysis of the book in Scotland during a period that has been until now greatly under-researched and little understood. The issues covered by this volume include the professionalisation of publishing, its scale, technological developments, the role of the state, including the library service, the institutional structure of the book in Scotland, industrial relations, union activity and organisation, women and the Scottish book, and the economics of publishing. Separate chapters cover Scottish publishing and literary culture, publishing genres, the art of print culture, distribution, and authors and readers. The volume also includes an innovative use of illustrative case studies.For Scottish letterpress book printers, the development of phototypesetting, which encouraged an increase in the use of ... Manufacturers of digital printing machines give assurances on the permanence of pages printed by their machines.
|Title||:||The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland: Professionalism and diversity 1880-2000|
|Author||:||David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery|