From Library

A meticulously-researched book covering all aspects of book publishing, from paperbacks to art monographs, basically from the formation of the Net Book Agreement to its demise.  It’s beautifully written in a lively style which belies some of the slightly dull joustings for power that went on at some of the firms under discussion.  Actually a few proofreading errors drifted in during the second half of the book, which was a shame, as the first part didn’t even have a single split infinitive!  Anyway, the author is highly knowledgeable, having been part of the industry himself, and not ashamed to make a sharp judgement about someone, or to see the good sense in the actions of someone usually reprehensible. 

A good, lively and informative read.