A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics) by Charles Dickens

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In this vintage, heart-warming story, 4 ghostly visitors train invaluable classes to an outdated miser. Ebenezer Scrooge, a egocentric, crotchety skinflint, spends his days counting cash and grousing, “Bah Humbug!” Scrooge doesn’t deal with a person except himself. despite the fact that, on Christmas Eve, he's visited by way of his accomplice Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas prior, Christmas current, and xmas but to return, who educate him approximately benevolence, charity, and goodwill.

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De Graff ’s 25c ‘Pocketbooks’ were, essentially, ‘drugstore’ paperbacks. They had eye-catching illustrative covers, newsprint-quality paper (one notch up from the toilet roll), and, typically, slapdash typography. They were designed to sell less like books (items of civilized furniture) than short-life magazines. And not, necessarily, the more respectable kind of magazine. Since the 1960s, and the subsequent ‘paperback revolution’, the British and the American mass-market paperback have assimilated in terms of appearance and marketing style.

The lists (II) The practice of systematically identifying, and listing, certain books as noteworthy for the speed and volume of their sales – and absolutely nothing else – began with the American monthly magazine The Bookman, and its editor, Harry Thurston Peck, in 1895. Peck’s magazine was the first to list a selection of new titles ‘in order of demand’ – that demand being measured by units of sale. The first lists comprised some ten titles (all novels) a month, with annual round-ups. At this inaugural point, in the 1890s, the fiction bestseller lists of the Bookman were dominated 34 (‘colonized’) by British titles.

So too, from time to time, have publishers in the US been suspected of storming those outlets used to compile the lists with suborned purchasers. Increasingly, publishers are willing to buy premium display places on shop floors (or web store sites), and discount savagely, less to sell copies than to get the title into the top ten, or 20, or 50. Once there, the momentum will carry them onwards to still higher sales. The lists (II) The practice of systematically identifying, and listing, certain books as noteworthy for the speed and volume of their sales – and absolutely nothing else – began with the American monthly magazine The Bookman, and its editor, Harry Thurston Peck, in 1895.

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