Geographic concentration and regional trends in the book publishing industry, 1963-1987

Mark Monmonier, George A. Schnell

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Book publishing became more decentralized when New York State's percentage of industry employment declined from 38 percent in 1963 to 31 percent in 1987. In spite of this reduced share of the publishing labor force and a significant reduction in its proportion of book publishing establishments, New York kept its value-added share at roughly 46 percent of the nation's total. Yet the emergence throughout the country of several much smaller but nonetheless noteworthy regional publishing centers suggests that requisite cores of expertise can innovate and flourish in areas where residential amenities and access to regional marketplaces for manuscripts and books compensate for the contacts and capital concentrated in Manhattan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-71
Number of pages10
JournalPublishing Research Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Communication
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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