The Resource Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress, (electronic resource)

Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress, (electronic resource)

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Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel
Title
Under the cover
Title remainder
the creation, production, and reception of a novel
Statement of responsibility
Clayton Childress
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Under the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia Nixon, which was published in 2009 and based on an actual murder committed by an ancestor of Nixon's in the postbellum South. Clayton Childress takes you behind the scenes to examine how Jarrettsville was shepherded across three interdependent fields-authoring, publishing, and reading-and how it was transformed by its journey. Along the way, he covers all aspects of the life of a book, including the author's creative process, the role of the literary agent, how editors decide which books to acquire, how publishers build lists and distinguish themselves from other publishers, how they sell a book to stores and publicize it, and how authors choose their next projects. Childress looks at how books get selected for the front tables in bookstores, why reviewers and readers can draw such different meanings from the same novel, and how book groups across the country make sense of a novel and what it means to them. Drawing on original survey data, in-depth interviews, and groundbreaking ethnographic fieldwork, Under the Cover reveals how decisions are made, inequalities are reproduced, and novels are built to travel in the creation, production, and consumption of culture
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Childress, Clayton
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Princeton studies in cultural sociology
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  • Nixon, Cornelia
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400885275
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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13283795
Publisher number
MWT13283795
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Under the cover : the creation, production, and reception of a novel, Clayton Childress, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400885275
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13283795
Publisher number
MWT13283795
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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