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Aspects of the Economics of Book Publishing


  • John Hartwick


The nature of demand uncertainty is investigated for book publishing. Different competitive environments for publishers are considered. Social welfare implications of decentralized publishing are kept in focus. Discussion of author-publisher conflict and contract formation is analyzed.

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  • John Hartwick, 1984. "Aspects of the Economics of Book Publishing," Working Paper 580, Economics Department, Queen's University.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:580

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    1. Juan Luis Jiménez González & Javier Campos Méndez & Gustavo Nombela Merchán, 2001. "Un análisis económico del mercado de libros de texto en España," Documentos de trabajo conjunto ULL-ULPGC 2001-02, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la ULPGC.
    2. Juan Jiménez & Javier Campos, 2010. "Modelling Competition in the Textbook Market: Some Lessons still to Learn," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 71-85, March.

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