Herbert S. Bailey Jr.

Herbert S. Bailey, Jr. was Director of Princeton University Press from 1954 to 1986. He was chosen as the annual Bowker Lecturer on publishing in 1977 and received the Bowker Award for Creative Publishing in 1987.

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Now back in print, this volume discusses with authority every aspect of the editorial and financial operations of the modern publishing house. Unlike other books on this subject, The Art and Science of Book Publishing is distinguished by its conceptual approach, viewing the publishing house as a whole, emphasizing both its external and internal environments.

“For several decades Herb Bailey was head of the Princeton University Press and one of America's most able and enlightened publishers. His Art and Science of Book Publishing became a classic in its field virtually on the day of publication. Twenty years later, I still cannot think of a more useful guide to this complex business that Bailey illuminates with unprecedented—and unsurpassed—clarity.”

Charles Scribner, Jr., Publisher