- A comprehensive overview of the diversities and similarities that exist among various national book industries and among various publishing fields throughout the developed world- Analyses the development of all book professions (librarians + booksellers + publishers)- Builds a link between research methodologies used in book history and on contemporary publishing research
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Before joining academia, Dr Miha Kovac was editorial director of Mladinska knjiga, the biggest publishing house in South-East Europe. Dr Kovac lectures at the Department for Library and Information Science and Book Studies, School of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford Brookes Centre for Publishing Studies and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the Soros Foundation in various East-European countries. In 2005, he also became editor in chief of the Slovene edition of National Geographic Magazine.