Questions tagged [publishing]

Questions about current or historical practices in publishing that affected or would affect many or most publications in a specific period and/or place (country, city, ...). In this type of questions, specific works may be cited as examples. However, for questions concerning the publication of specific works, use the [textual-history] tag.

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What methods have been used to distinguish the text between the two strands of The Neverending Story?

I've owned two copies of Michael Ende's The Neverending Story in my life - both English translations, one paperback with a blue cover, one hardback with a red cover inside the dustcover. Both of them ...
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What is the highest number a comic book issue ever achieved naturally?

Action Comics #1000 was first published in the US earlier this year. I got the impression that this seemed to be an unheard of before milestone. Most likely due to the fact that such a daunting ...
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Why haven't more of Bernard Werber's works been translated?

Empire of the Ants is a translation of the first in a trilogy of books "Les Fourmis" by Bernard Werber. Quoting the Wikipedia article: Les Fourmis (English: The Ants) is a 1991 science ...
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Which first edition is the "true" first edition of a book?

I've come across books that have multiple first editions that were all published in the same year. For example, the Silmarillion was published in 1977 in a first UK edition, first export edition, and ...
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The proper way to count "edition" numbering

Let's assume there is some John Doe, who is an author of Some Book. This book was published by Some Publisher in 1800, in 2 volumes. Then, it was published again in 1805, by the same publisher, with ...
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Why didn't the publisher advertise "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" more heavily?

Suzanne Collins recently released The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes rather abruptly, without much advertising or announcement, during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic (May 19, 2020). I follow the ...
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Are there any scholarly analyses of the covers of Penguin Classics, Oxford Classics, etc.?

This question is about the covers of Penguin Classics, Oxford Classics, and other classics publishers that use details of pre-existing paintings and illustrations for their covers. Certain classics ...
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Why are there differences in the copyright information in various books of the same publisher (Springer)?

I happened to notice that different books published by Springer sometimes have slightly different names listed next to the copyright © symbol. For instance: Mirrors and Reflections by Borovik and ...
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