A History of Cambridge University Press: Volume 1, Printing

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Looks like your email already exists in our database. Althoughbrick-and-mortar retail was still the biggest sales channel for publishers, representing 31.5 percent of total net dollars, it was down 12.6 percent from 2010; and it dropped a further 7% in 2012. So, apologies to gadget-heads as I take a brief sojourn into the land of self-publishing, which has become a lot more high-tech than a lot of people realize. If only those going through that transformation could recognize it in those terms...

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (September 28, 1992)

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