How Publishing Works

Barnard Publishing
Feb 17, 2024By Barnard Publishing

Whenever I tell people that I’m a publisher, they often ask how it works.

It’s a big question.

There are a number of elements that contribute to the condition of the publishing industry today; how publishing began and the invention of the printing press, the distribution of religious and scientific texts, the development of contracts and agreements amongst publishers, the growth of certain publishing houses and their domination of the market, the merging of publishing houses and the adoption of imprints under larger companies, and so on.

So, what do you want to hear about first?