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The Resource Penguin and the Lane brothers : the untold story of a publishing revolution, Stuart Kells

Penguin and the Lane brothers : the untold story of a publishing revolution, Stuart Kells

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Penguin and the Lane brothers : the untold story of a publishing revolution
Title
Penguin and the Lane brothers
Title remainder
the untold story of a publishing revolution
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Kells
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A ground-breaking and amusing counter-history of Penguin Books, with a strong new Australian angle. How did the three Lane brothers enter publishing and built Penguin into a global publishing powerhouse? Innovation and creative opposition among them provided Penguin's secret weapon. The Lane boys did their best thinking together in bathroom board-meetings where at least one director would always be 'mother naked'. The war, though, brought tragedy for the family. John Lane's 1942 death in action during the North African landings shattered the brothers' intimate partnership. Richard Lane went on to share with his brother Allen the leadership of one of the first global media businesses. The Lanes built a firm and a brand that became synonymous not only with paperbacks but with a certain kind of publishing - switched-on, progressive, engaging. With its low price mass-distribution model, Penguin became a vast 'poor man's university' and a prototype internet made from paper and ink. Australia featured prominently in the lives of the Lanes. Richard Lane came to Australia when a young man, and later helped establish and lead Penguin Australia, which was so successful that it enabled its UK parent to stave off bankruptcy in the 1960s and 1970s
Biography type
collective biography
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Kells, Stuart
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lane, Allen
  • Lane, Richard
  • Lane, John
  • Penguin (Firm)
  • Penguin Books Australia Ltd.
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
Target audience
adult
Label
Penguin and the Lane brothers : the untold story of a publishing revolution, Stuart Kells
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863957571
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a131268
  • (Sirsi) a131268
Label
Penguin and the Lane brothers : the untold story of a publishing revolution, Stuart Kells
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863957571
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a131268
  • (Sirsi) a131268

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