Publishing Pioneers

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This unique series brings readers into the fascinating lives of those whose extraordinary efforts have shaped and created today's world of publishing. Readers will learn about the vision, talent, and drive of these incredible entrepreneurs. Each book highlights family and educational background, contributions to publishing, and lasting legacy. Beautiful design, captivating photos, and informative sidebars complement easy-to-read, engaging text. Readers are left with a deeper, more meaningful understanding of media and the publishing world. Publishing Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Publishing Pioneers (8 titles)
Barnes & Noble: Groundbreaking Enterpreneurs 7.7
Jeff Bezos: Architect 8.3
Johannes Gutenberg: Printing Press Innovator 7.4
John Newbery: Father of Children's Literature 7.9
Joseph Pulitzer: Historic Newspaper Publisher 7.8
Melvil Dewey: Library Genius 8.1
Randolph Caldecott: Renowned British Illustrator 7.1
William Randolph Hearst: Newspaper Magnate 8.0
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF007030, JNF011000, JNF010000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, History
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2009-08-01
ISBN 9781604537574, 9781617853043
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 920-921
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Features Reviewed
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Jeff Bezos (Publishing Pioneers) – Booklist

. . .it’s that belief in the enthusiasm of the masses that colors this insightful bio on billionaire CEO Bezos. With succinct prose, Robinson describes the inquisitive child who became the visionary leader and offers up irresistible details of Amazon’s early days of packing up orders in Bezos’ garage. Technological asides into advances like the Mosaic browser, book recommendation via artificial intelligence, “1-Click” shopping, and more are well integrated. . . . This entry in the Publishing Pioneers series is a wonderful intro to a paradigm-shifting e-tailer.

Publishing Pioneers – School Library Journal

This series covers a wide range of familiar, but not extensively covered, figures who played critical roles in the world of publishing. . . . The research is solid and there are extensive source notes. With marbled borders and an array of photographs, maps, diagrams, and document reproductions, these books have an engaging and pleasing design. An unusual feature is the “Places to Visit” section, which suggests locations around the world that have relevant collections or displays. Primarily for report writers, these books offer a closer look at some unique individuals.