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This book has been written not in the tone and temper of a heavy text giving encyclopedic information on every aspect of book-publishing in detail. It is written in an easy style to help understand the basic principles involved in the making of books in an ideal form. As in every other field of human activity there is an ideal model as to how things should be done, in book publishing too there is an ideal, principled manner of doing it. But, in practice, sometimes get different and become perverted.
So, there is difference between principles and practices. Both the theory and practice in real life have been described.
It contains chapters on author-publishers relationship, editing, production, designing, copyright, book-selling, book-clubs and many subjects which all authors and publishers must understand.
This book is meant for those who want to enter the profession of publishing and writing of books as well as those who are already in it. It will be of interest to book-lovers and all those who just know about books as they see them at book-shops. They have no idea about the complex world of writing and publishing and the effort that goes into the making of books before they reach the hands of a reader.
To my mind, says Dina N. Malhotra, the aim of book publishing is dissemination of knowledge in every field of human activity for the progress of human race.
This is a part of that dissemination.