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Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI

Graham Rees and Maria Wakely

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576319
eISBN:
9780191722233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576319.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Based on hitherto unexplored and unpublished legal and business records, this study presents the fullest account so far published of any London printing firm in the reign of James I. In particular it ... More


Provincial Publishing

Maura Cronin

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses publishing in nineteenth-century provincial Ireland. In most centres in each of the island’s thirty-two counties where works were published, there was considerable overlap ... More


Irish-American Publishing

Martin J. Burke

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces the roots of Irish-American publishing in the nineteenth century. The presence and importance of Irish bookmen increased in the wake of Britain’s recognition of American ... More


The Professionalization of Authorship

Graham Law

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines changes in both the profession of authorship and the publishing trade in Britain the nineteenth century. It charts the tension between conflicting concepts of authorship and ... More


Reaching a National Market

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the Edinburgh publishing trade. Edinburgh was the second center of the British book trade, and launching Chambers's Journal there brought both advantages and disadvantages. ... More


History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Keith Robbins (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Volume Abstract: In 2004 as in 1970 the Oxford University Press occupied a leading position among national and international publishers. Despite this seeming constancy the Press underwent significant ... More


Sales and Marketing

Simon Wratten

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Traditionally OUP relied on travellers to promote and sell its books in the UK and branch staff to do so overseas; these activities were managed from the Sales Department at Ely House. Feedback from ... More


Changing Focus, 1973–1989

Adrian Bullock

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The Waldock Report revealed the London Business of OUP as an enormous organization that published a significant list that included bibles, music, children’s books, English Language Teaching, and ... More


1588–1589

Jesse M. Lander

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0040
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the pamphlets published by Martin Marprelate from 1588–1589. It discusses how these pamphlets were peculiarly, even obsessively, concerned with the full range of communication ... More


1535

Tracey A. Sowerby

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0038
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses developments in the publishing trade durinig the year 1535. During this period, book trade was adjusting to several changes that affected what material could legally be ... More


1553

Cathy Shrank

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses developments in the publishing trade in 1553. The year 1553 was unusual in English history, encompassing the reign of three monarchs: Edward VI died on 6 July; his cousin, Lady ... More


Readers and Reading Practices

Deborah Wynne

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Reading became a popular pastime in the nineteenth century, fuelled by the growth in literacy, the increased availability of affordable reading matter, the greater leisure brought about by the ... More


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