Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970

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a€˜Angus a Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930a€“1970a€™ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australiaa€™s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australiaa€™s premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus a Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus a Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australiaa€™s largest publisher and its role in the development of Australiaa€™s export book trade.In his mind, an Australia House bookstall a#39;means a lot more than sales[:] it means contact and prestigea#39;.14 Nor did ... Ferguson expressed some reluctance about using the company name because it might alienate British booksellers and a#39;getanbsp;...


Title:Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970
Author: Jason D. Ensor
Publisher:Anthem Press - 2013-10-01
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