Thanks to our productive collaboration with the FID Book Studies, Library and Information Science, we are able to grant you access to the "Publisher's Weekly Digital Archive" and the rich publication history it holds. This collection of the materials of one of the most important newspapers for the US publishing industry and the (transatlantic) book trade supports scholars interested in a variety of research fields connected to the US - reaching from print media and digital culture to popular culture and literature to the history of the book - to realize their projects.
According to the database description, "this primary source archive contains every page of Publishers Weekly published for nearly 150 years, in its original context, in full color, and fully searchable." The collection comprises 7,755 issues that contain close to 400,000 book reviews, many author profiles and interviews as well as bestseller lists from 1895 forward. If you want to know what the best-selling book for Christmas 1908 and 1980 was, this is the place to look for that information.
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As with all our licenses, the Kompetenzzentrum für Lizenzierung (KfL) has negotiated with the publisher to provide access to the materials from your university’s network or via the database information system (DBIS) provided by your library. Independent scholars or scholarly-minded people without an affiliation can register for access to nation-wide licenses with the DFG (German Research Council) when they permanently reside in Germany. Find more information concerning registration and our other databases on the FID AAC page at the KfL.
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