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The Book League Monthly

Country: US

Monthly magazine featuring a popular novel and a selection of articles and criticism.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1928 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Book League of America, Inc.

The Booklovers Magazine

see under Appleton's Magazine

The Bookman

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1891 – 1934: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Hodder & Stoughton, London
Editors:   William Robertson Nicoll
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3


The Bookman (US)

Country: US

An American version of the UK magazine of same name, this was the periodical which initiated bestseller lists (from 1895).

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1895 – 1933: Index to Periodical Literature (to 1906 only)
Editors:   Harry Thurston Peck; Arthur Barlett Maurice
Frequency:   monthly

The Book News Monthly

Country: US

Subtitled "A magazine devoted to literature and life" and featured a short story in most issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  1833 – 1918?: FictionMags Index (partial issues only)
Publishers:   John Wanamaker, Philadelphia

Book of Dark Wisdom

Country: US
Total Issues: 11

A tri-annual publication of Dark Fiction and Lovecraftian horror. Each issue is digest sized, perfect bound with a full-color glossy cover, containing fiction and poetry, artwork, non-fiction features, and film, fiction and gaming reviews, plus more. For the first two issues (only) was a gaming magazine with two or three short stories per issue.

From April 2008 the magazine moved online with the promise of an annual print anthology.

Issues & Index Sources

  2003 – Fall 2005: Science Fiction Index
  2006 – 2007, as Dark Wisdom: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Elder Signs Press, Lake Orion, MI

Editors

  William Jones

Formats

  trade paperback

Prices

  $5.00

Pagecounts

  64pp

Website:   www.darkwisdom.com
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Book of Terror

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1949: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Metropolitan Publishing, Toronto
Editors:   'The Black Prince' (identity not known)
Formats:   large pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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A Book of Weird Tales

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Part reprint and part old stories from the Ackerman Agency

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1960: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Veevers & Hensman, Burnley
Editors:   Cliff Lawton
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   128pp
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The Book of Wit and Humor

Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

Magazine "devoted to American literary products in every form - fiction, poetry, parady, epigram, drama".

Issues & Index Sources:  1953
Publishers:   Mercury Publications
Editors:   Louis Untermeyer
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c

Book-Reader

Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Magazine featuring the best sellers of the day in abridged form.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1946 – Apr-1947: FictionMags Index (Missing: Oct-1946; Feb-1947; Mar-1947; Apr-1947)
Publishers:   Omnibook, Inc.
Frequency:   monthly

Books and Bookmen

Country: UK

Literary review magazine, popularly slanted; ceased publication in the mid-1980s, and was replaced by a slimmer monthly called simply Books (1987 - ) which carried a cover price but seemed to be in the main a bookshop-giveaway.

Issues & Index Sources:  1955 – 198?
Publishers:   London
Frequency:   monthly

Books by Florence Edna May

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Prices:   25c
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Books by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   192pp
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Books by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

Country: US
Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   7 x 5"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   200-400pp
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Books for Men

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1912: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Street & Smith, 79-89 Seventh Avenue, New York
Formats:   6 4/5" x 4 1/2"
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   300-325
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Books for the Bairns

Country: UK

"Stead's Books for the Bairns, begun in March 1896, and issued at the price of a penny, one number per month, with pink, usually pictorial paper covers and profuse illustrations inside, and containing as a rule 64 pages. This series ran till about 1916, after which it was variously continued, revived and reprinted well into the middle of the '20s.

It was quite highbrow in character, anticipating something of the seriousness of the later Children's Encyclopedia. Its aims were frankly and unambiguously educational and edifying, with a strong liberal and protestant bias in keeping with the other activities of its founder, the distinguished reformer W.T. Stead (1849-1912) who went on editing it until he was drowned in the disaster of the Titanic, when his daughter, Estelle, succeeded him. It appealed particularly to high-minded fathers and to schoolmasters.

To begin with it chiefly reproduced classical works suitable for children in abridged and adapted forms, such as Robinson Crusoe, Aesop's Fables, Gulliver's Travels, etc. or it gave simplified (and Whiggified) history and nature study, or even hymns. Only later did this series admit specially written modern fairy stories adapted to the newer ideas of what the child's taste is, or rather what it ought to be. There was even a French edition of Books for the Bairns - Livres de la Rose. Often these little books were employed as regular school text books." (Maurer)

Incorporates: Bairn's Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1896 – c. 1916
Publishers:   Stead's Publishing House
Editors:   W.T. Stead (1896-1912); Estelle Stead
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   68pp; 52pp
Frequency:   monthly (1st of month)

Books in Brief

Country: US
Total Issues: 16

Contained extracts of "enduring masterpieces".

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1937 – May-1938: FictionMags Index

#merges with The Book Digest of Best Sellers

Publishers

  J.J. White, Chicago

Editors

  Richard R. Smith

Formats

  digest

Prices

  25c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly


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