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Book Collecting 101: A Tour of the Publishing Houses

Book Collecting 101: A Tour of the Publishing Houses

John of VJ Books provides a tour of the five major English language publishing houses and their various imprints.

There seems to be a lot of interest about book publishing. As you explore your hobby, you wonder what publisher came from where or what book comes from which publisher. Publishing of modern fiction goes back to the early 19th century. In the last several decades most of the books, while there are hundreds and hundreds of publishers, are produced by the Big Six publishers. That was the case until 2012 when two of the major publishers, Penguin Putnam and Random House, merged and are now controlling a lion’s share of publishing in the English language. So let’s start looking at them. (more…)

Book Collecting 101: Grading a Book

Book Collecting 101: Grading a Book

John teaches us about the grading process that VJBooks uses and how to inspect a book in order to assess its value as a collectible.

Book Collecting 101: Remainder Marks

Book Collecting 101: Remainder Marks

April 13, 2016

YouTube Video – Book Collecting 101: Remainder Marks

John Hutchinson VJ BooksJohn explains the process of remainder marking books and how it can affect your book collection.

 

 

Book Collecting 101: Identifying a First Edition

Book Collecting 101: Identifying a First Edition


March 15, 2016

John Hutchinson VJ BooksJohn helps us identify the methods various publishers use to signify the first edition of a book. The different types of number lines and a few noteworthy editions of certain titles are mentioned.

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