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Casey Brienza. Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese Comics

Casey Brienza. Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese Comics. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. xiii, 214p., ill. ISBN 9781472595874; 9781472595881. US $29.95 (paperback) / US $24.99 (EPUB eBook).

Throughout Manga in America, Casey Brienza makes a convincing case for the relevance of looking at manga as a case study in transnational publishing, bringing together contemporary topics for scholars in book publishing, comics publishing, and culture industries in general. Working primarily with qualitative information emerging from interviews with industry insiders, Brienza’s book presents an informative introduction followed by six topical chapters, a conclusion, a methodological appendix, and a helpful glossary.

Jesús A. Martínez Martín, ed. Historia de la edición en España 1939-1975

Jesús A. Martínez Martín (ed.). Historia de la edición en España 1939-1975. Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2015. 997p., ill. ISBN 9788415963554. EUR 42.00 (hardback).

Historia de la edición en España 1939-1975 is the second volume of the history of publishing in Spain edited by Jesús A. Martínez Martín. The first volume was published in 2001 by the same publisher, and covered the period from 1836 to just before when the Spanish Civil War began in 1936. However, as the editor notes in his introduction, the scope of this second volume is much more ambitious than that of the first, despite sharing the same methods and covering a much shorter period, the 36 years of Franco’s dictatorship.