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dc.contributor.authorDriscoll, E
dc.contributor.authorSquires, C
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-01T05:58:11Z
dc.date.available2020-12-01T05:58:11Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationDriscoll, E. & Squires, C. (2020). The Frankfurt Book Fair and Bestseller Business. (1), Cambridge University Press.
dc.identifier.isbn9781108933377
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/252721
dc.description.abstractThe Frankfurt Book Fair is the leading global industry venue for rights sales, facilitating business-to-buzzness deals and international networks. In this book, we pursue an Ullapoolist approach to excavate beneath the production of bestsellers at the Fair. Our investigation involved three consecutive years of fieldwork (2017-2019) including interviews and autoethnographic, arts-informed interventions. The book argues that buzz at the Fair exists in two states: as market-ready media reports and partial, lived experiences linked to mood. The physical structures and absences of the Fair enact its power relations and direct the flow of books and buzz. Further, the Fair is not only a site for commercial exchange but a carnival of sorts, marked by disruptive historical events and problematic socio-political dynamics. Key themes emerging from the book are the presence of excess, the pseudo(neo)liberal self-satisfaction of book culture, and the interplay of optimism and pessimism in contemporary publishing.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.titleThe Frankfurt Book Fair and Bestseller Business
dc.typeBook
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/9781108933377
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Culture and Communication
melbourne.elementsid1458250
pubs.edition1
melbourne.contributor.authorDriscoll, Elizabeth
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidUNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, DP160101308
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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