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Main Title Getting into print : the decision-making process in scholarly publishing /
Author Powell, Walter W.
Publisher University of Chicago Press,
Year Published 1985
OCLC Number 11370233
ISBN 0226677044; 9780226677040
Subjects Scholarly publishing--United States--Decision making ; Book industries and trade--United States--Decision making ; Editing--Decision making ; Authors and publishers--United States ; Organization ; Book Industry ; Book industries and trade--Decision making ; Scholarly publishing--Decision making ; Uitgeverijen ; Wetenschappelijke publicaties ; Besluitvorming ; âEdition savante--âEtats-Unis--Prise de dcision ; Industrie du livre--âEtats-Unis--Prise de dcision ; âEdition critique--Prise de dcision ; âEcrivains et éditeurs--âEtats-Unis
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EKCM  Z479.P68 1985 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 10/08/1988
Collation xxxi, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-250) and index.
Contents Notes
1. The organization of American book publishing: Differentiation : a highly segmented industry. Expansion and modernization. Changes in the labor process. Transformation or transition? Major sectors of the industry -- 2. The setting: A short history of the two firms. Domain. The structure of the two houses. Interdepartmental relations and conflicts. Summary -- 3. The nature of editorial work: The formal process of contracting for a book. The process of deciding what to decide upon. The acquisition of manuscripts. Analysis of search behavior. Evaluating manuscripts and the use of outside reviewers. Saying no gracefully. The publishing of journals. Relations with authors. Summary -- 4. Discretionary power and unobtrusive controls: The case for editorial autonomy. Control over uncertain aspects of the work process. Craft and occupational control. The power of informal controls. Summary -- 5. Decision-making as a means for organizing obligations: Access and waiting : differential chances of being published. Other factors in the decision to publish : inventory considerations. The status of authors. Commercial concerns. Summary -- 6. Implications: The shortcomings of orthodoxy. The organization of environments. Access and networks -- Appendix. Manuscript acquisition code.