NEW Publishing Romance à John Markert

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  • Publishing Romance
  • John Markert
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  • 10 April 2020
  • 9780786494903

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CHARACTERS ï Publishing Romance READ ↠ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ç John Markert John Markert Ç 1 CHARACTERS Romance novels have attracted considerable attention since their mass market debut in 1939 yet seldom has the industry itself been analyzed Founded in 1949 Harleuin uickly gained market domination with their contemporary romances Other publishers countered with historical romances. This is not a casual read it is in fact a scholarly and businesslike examination of the romance novel industry in the US from its beginning in the late 1940s up until approximately 2014 the book was published in 2016There are chapters on trends in content and cover art mergers and acuisitions and how digital first imprints are changing the industry Some of it is long and convoluted but it s important to know where romance novels came from in order to perhaps understand serving as a futurist is tricky where they are goingJohn Markert clearly took his subject matter seriously There are hundreds of endnotes and dozens of items in the bibliographyIf one is serious about writing romance regardless of subgenre I think this book is an important read めぐみとつぐみ know where romance novels came from in order to perhaps understand serving as a futurist is tricky where they are goingJohn Markert clearly took his subject matter seriously There are hundreds of endnotes and dozens of items in the bibliographyIf one is serious about writing romance regardless of subgenre I think this book is an important read

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CHARACTERS ï Publishing Romance READ ↠ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ç John Markert John Markert Ç 1 CHARACTERS G industry and continues today This book traces the history and evolution of the romance industry covering successful and not so successful trends and describing changes in romance publishing that paved the way for the many popular subgenres flooding the market in the 21st century. Looking back at my Goodreads history I see that I began reading John Markert s Publishing Romance The History of an Industry 1940s to the Present all the way back in November of 2017 It s an invaluable piece of research about the history of the business moving beyond Margaret Ann Jensen s Love s Sweet Return The Harleuin Story 1984 and Jay Dixon s The Romance Fiction of Mills Boon 1909 1990s 1999 to examine all of the North American publishers that at one time or another over the course of the past 75 years been actively engaged in printing and selling books in the genre known as romance Markert s book serves as a vital resource for those interested in how business decisions have shaping the romance novel as we know it today his interviews with many key industry players will serve as rich primary source material for scholars far into the future But that very strength is also one of this volume s main weaknesses taking at face value the assertions of his interviewees or occasionally even misreading them and not probing very deeply about other possible motivations besides business related ones for the decisions they made often make the book feel at times like a look at an industry by an outsider than a thoughtful analytical history The result then is a book as frustrating as it is informative which is perhaps why it took me so long to get through itee the rest of this review at 寵妻如令4 known as romance Markert s book serves as a vital resource for those interested in how business decisions have shaping the romance novel as we پشت پردهای انقلاب اسلامی know it today his interviews with many دیدار فرهی و فتوحات آخرالزمانی key industry players will serve as rich primary source material for scholars far into the future But that very strength is also one of this volume s main weaknesses taking at face value the assertions of his interviewees or occasionally even misreading them and not probing very deeply about other possible motivations besides business related ones for the decisions they made often make the book feel at times like a look at an industry by an outsider than a thoughtful analytical history The result then is a book as frustrating as it is informative which is perhaps why it took me so long to get through itee the rest of this review at

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CHARACTERS ï Publishing Romance READ ↠ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO Ç John Markert John Markert Ç 1 CHARACTERS Leading to the rise of bodice ripper romances in the 1970s The liberation of the romance novel's content during the 1980s brought a vitality to the market that was dubbed a revolution but the real romance revolution began in the 1990s with developments in the mainstream publishin. I was delightfully surprised by how much I enjoyed John Markert s book I certainly expected to be interested by it since Romance Studies is my academic area of expertise and Publishing Romance offers a new industry based perspective rather than the usual content based perspective of the romance genre However I didn t expect the book to be as accessible and at times downright entertaining as it was He even made me laugh a few times and I wrote THIS in the margins than once in response to some of his points of discussionParticularly when Markert made a rather pointed comment about the people who think they can just write romance for money without respecting the genre its history its conventions and of course its readersThe history of the Romance genre is a complicated one The deeper you dig the complicated it becomes and things are hardly getting straightforward as the genre makes bold strides into new territory with every year But despite the complexities Markert s book provides an in depth thorough examination of the Romance industry from its early 20th century beginnings to its newest areas of growth and diversificationWhat is Markert s book on top of being one of the most recent historical accounts 2016 does not divide the industry by writing only about the development of Mills Boon OR Harleuin Rather he deftly navigate their inseparable histories as well as those of their competitors now and in the pastHe also distinguishes periods in a way that I found extremely useful for navigating the romance laden decades of the 1970 s and 80 s Rather than lumping the former together Markert draws a distinct line between each marking out and examining the boom of the 70s vs the Revolution of the 80 sAltogether I absolutely recommend this book to academics and curious readers as well The history of the romance genre is as fascinating as it is complicated and Markert truly does it justice