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  • This database provides "a list of home pages for Association of American University Presses member presses and some other academic presses."
  • "The Book Industry Study Group, a membership-supported, not-for-profit research organization, is comprised of organizations from every sector of the publishing community. Its goal is to provide accurate and current research information about the industry for its members and others." Site includes a directory of publishers' archives.
  • Bowker's comprehensive online portal into the book industry. Provides librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors, and general book enthusiasts with the resources they need, including links to,, Library Journal and Publisher's Weekly, literary journals and reviews, and a directory of book sites around the world. Users can also search updated bestseller lists, find listings of literary events, and read author interviews.
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