Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Fyfe, Aileen

Title Steam-powered knowledge : William Chambers and the business of publishing, 1820-1860 / Aileen Fyfe

Publisher Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012


 McDonald 2nd Floor  Z325.C44 F94 2012    AVAILABLE
Call # Z325.C44 F94 2012
Descript xvi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Contents Introduction: the flood of cheap print -- W. & R. Chambers and the market for print -- Part I. Organizing a proper system of publishing -- Industrial book production -- Reaching a national market -- Production and steam power -- New formats for information -- Reaching an overseas market -- A modern printing establishment -- Part II. Railways and competition -- The coming of the railways -- Centralizing business in Edinburgh -- Routledge and the new competition -- Railway bookstalls -- Instruction in the railway marketplace -- The dignitaries of the trade take on Routledge -- Part III. Steamships and transatlantic business -- Transatlantic opportunities -- Getting to know the American market -- The dissemination of cheap instruction -- A new spirit of engagement -- Building relationships with Boston and Philadelphia -- Piracy and shipwreck! -- Epilogue
Subject William and Robert Chambers -- History
Chambers, William, 1800-1883
Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Railroads -- Economic aspects
George Routledge and Sons -- History