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De stora och lyriken

Bengtsson, Johanna LU (2011) FBMK11 20111
Division of Publishing Studies
Abstract
During the late 20th century the bookmarket has undergone several major changes. Economic difficulties, tax reforms and countenance politics have made the market what it is today. Best selling books have larger share of the market at the cost of higher quality literature and this may result in fewer published titles. Poetry is a genre that is representative for quality literature and is considered to possess a lot of symbolic capital, though it is not very profitable from an economic point of view. This is a study of poetry titles issued by four major Swedish publishing houses between 1940 and 2009 according to their registration in the Swedih national catalogue Libris, kept by the National Library of Sweden (Kungliga biblioteket). It... (More)
During the late 20th century the bookmarket has undergone several major changes. Economic difficulties, tax reforms and countenance politics have made the market what it is today. Best selling books have larger share of the market at the cost of higher quality literature and this may result in fewer published titles. Poetry is a genre that is representative for quality literature and is considered to possess a lot of symbolic capital, though it is not very profitable from an economic point of view. This is a study of poetry titles issued by four major Swedish publishing houses between 1940 and 2009 according to their registration in the Swedih national catalogue Libris, kept by the National Library of Sweden (Kungliga biblioteket). It shows that the share of poetry is decreasing, especially after the economic challenges in the publishing houses in the late 1960’s. This can also be an effect of the demand that all issued titles should cover their own costs (Less)
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author
Bengtsson, Johanna LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Konjunkturer i lyrikutgivningen på fyra stora svenska förlag 1940-2009
course
FBMK11 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
best sellerism, poetry, quality litterature, economy, Swedish book market, publishing poetry, trends in poetry publishing
language
Swedish
id
2064791
date added to LUP
2011-09-20 14:23:45
date last changed
2014-05-16 15:36:47
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  abstract     = {During the late 20th century the bookmarket has undergone several major changes. Economic difficulties, tax reforms and countenance politics have made the market what it is today. Best selling books have larger share of the market at the cost of higher quality literature and this may result in fewer published titles. Poetry is a genre that is representative for quality literature and is considered to possess a lot of symbolic capital, though it is not very profitable from an economic point of view. This is a study of poetry titles issued by four major Swedish publishing houses between 1940 and 2009 according to their registration in the Swedih national catalogue Libris, kept by the National Library of Sweden (Kungliga biblioteket). It shows that the share of poetry is decreasing, especially after the economic challenges in the publishing houses in the late 1960’s. This can also be an effect of the demand that all issued titles should cover their own costs},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Johanna},
  keyword      = {best sellerism,poetry,quality litterature,economy,Swedish book market,publishing poetry,trends in poetry publishing},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {De stora och lyriken},
  year         = {2011},
}