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Total Issues: 25 (to Dec-2002)

The Magazine for the Reading Life. Sometimes publishes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1998 – Nov/Dec-2003
Publishers:   4645 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60625 (in 2000); 252 W. 37th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10018 (in 2002)
Editors:   Jerome V. Kramer (in 2000 - 2002)
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Bookcase

Subtitled "The W.H. Smith Guide to Good Books", mainly contains adverts and features on books, but also occasionally publishes fiction by authors like Terry Pratchett & Jonathan Aycliffe.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   W.H. Smith
Formats:   A4
Prices:   free
Pagecounts:   36pp

Book Digest

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1950
Frequency:   monthly

The Book Digest of Best Sellers

Total Issues: 16+17=33

Monthly magazine containing condensed books. Merged with Books in Brief to become Book Digest Combined with Books in Brief.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1937 – May-1938: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jun-1938 – Oct-1939, as Book Digest Combined with Books in Brief: FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Feb-1937 – May-1938: Walter J. Black, Inc., New York
  Jun-1938 – 1939: Book Digest, Inc., Chicago

Editors

  Feb-1938 – May-1938: Ray Martan
  Jun-1938: Joseph H. White & Ray Martan

Formats

  digest

Prices

  25c

Pagecounts

  68 to 132pp

Frequency

  monthly

The Book League Monthly

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

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)

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 – ?: Index to Periodical Literature (to 1906 only)
Editors:   Harry Thurston Peck; Arthur Barlett Maurice
Frequency:   monthly

The Book News Monthly

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

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

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

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

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

Books and Bookmen

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

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.

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

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


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