there is a book...
Posted by P. Bingham on March 17, 1998 at 13:30:03:
In response to First Impressions Rejection!, written by Cheryl on March 17, 1998 at 12:20:42
In the first chapter of:
The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, edited by Edward Copeland (Pomona College)and Juliet McMaster (Univ. of Alberta), Cambridge University Press 1997
ISBN 0 521 49517 2 (hardback), ISBN 0 521 49867 8 (paperback) Sorry, can't recall the price, recollection not being my best art.
It covers in great detail the process of writing and selling a book by women during this period. The entire chapter is devoted to this subject, which covers The Professional Women Writer, The Cultural Context: Obstacles to Authorship, The Process of Publishing (by subscription, by profit-sharing, sale of copyright, on commission), Money & the Market, Austen's Publishing Career (each novel gone over in detail).
If the board is interested I can outline it very briefly. Or just let me know which part is interesting and I can outline briefly just that part...
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