Every time I try to decide which books about publishing I’ve found most interesting or helpful, I change my mind. The Publisher’s bookshelf page above is a living document.
Tomorrow (Tues 6 Dec, 2016) I’m giving a talk in Cambridge on this subject, so the time has come to review my selection.
Here’s what I’ve come up:
- Steve Harrison, How to do better work
- Elizabeth Currid, Warhol Economy
- Tobias Nielsen et al., Creative business
- Martin De Saulles, Information 2.0
- Michael Barnard, Transparent imprint
- Richard Abel & Gordon Graham (eds), Immigrant publishers
- Patricia Thornton, Markets from culture
- Michael N. Ross, Publishing without boundaries
- Scott Norton, Developmental editing
- Roberto Calasso, The art of the publisher
- Sally Morris et al., Handbook of journal publishing
- Irene Hames, Peer review and manuscript management in scientific journals
- Jessicah Carver & Natalie Guidry, Rethinking paper and ink
You’ll see that I’ve interpreted the brief loosely: some of the books are about creative industry more generally, or their context, rather than publishing specifically.
Finally, a bonus book: I’m gradually exploring fictional representations of publishing and am currently enjoying Ayisha Malik, Sofia Khan is not obliged. I plan to publish more on this theme in due course.