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Anthem Publishing Studies


The Anthem Publishing Studies series publishes high-quality research, innovative guidebooks and trenchant trade titles exploring publishing and the book trade at large: the authors, editors, publishers, booksellers and librarians who together produce, disseminate and preserve the world's knowledge and culture through books, periodicals and digital media. Publishing is changing as never before and this series aims to document and push forward this unique period in publishing history.

These works address general, professional, student and academic audiences through their relevance, rigour and readability, and serve as a critical interchange for all participants in the book world – creators and consumers alike. Anybody who cares about the future of books, publishing and media will benefit from this path-breaking series.

Our titles have earned an excellent reputation for the originality of their writing, the diligence of their research and the high quality of their production.

Series Editors

Tej P. S. Sood –  Anthem Press, UK

Adriaan van der Weel – Leiden University, the Netherlands

Editorial Board

Miha Kovač – University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Angus Phillips – Oxford Brookes University, UK

Claire Squires –  Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, University of Stirling, UK

Ted Striphas – Indiana University, USA

Zhuge Weidong – University of Oxford, UK


We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a monograph, course book or an edited collection, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. The Content Machine
    Towards a Theory of Publishing from the Printing Press to the Digital Network
    Michael Bhaskar

    ‘The Content Machine’ outlines a theory of publishing that allows publishers to focus on their core competencies in times of crisis. This ground-breaking study, the first of its kind, fuses history, media theory and business experience in a defiant answer to those who contend that publishing has no future in the digital age.

    PRICE:  £13.99  /  $19.95
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    Paperback | October 2013 | ISBN 9780857281111

  2. Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970
    The Getting of Bookselling Wisdom
    Jason D. Ensor

    This volume details the history of Australia’s oldest and most nationally iconic publishing firm, Angus & Robertson, and its long-term investment in establishing and maintaining a viable commercial arm in London from 1930 to 1970.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | December 2012 | ISBN 9780857285669