History and Future of Publishing

With all the cries about the impending collapse of the print publishing industry due to the advent of digital books. I had some funny notion that I could put together a blog that might show historical cycles of publishing. But what ended up holding my attention was the history of books before the advent of the printing press, which seems fitting given the topic that started my research.

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Writers on Writing: black teeth vs everlite candles, or research vs experience

Most people have heard of Lord Chesterfield’s Letters to his Son. I lucked into either first editions or copies published not long after, which had obviously sat on someone’s shelf for two centuries before being dumped on a used bookseller, … Continue reading