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The Target Book is a history of the publication of Doctor Who books under the Target imprint.
Publisher's summary Edit
From 1973 until 1994, the Target Doctor Who paperbacks were a mainstay of the publishing world. From humble beginnings, they grew into a list running to 156 individual titles and selling over 13 million copies world-wide.
This is the story of Target Books. Noted researcher and historian David J Howe chronicles the origins of the imprint, speaking to all the major players in its development, from editors to art directors, managing directors to artists and authors, and charts the books' critical reception as well as the fortunes and failings of the many publishing houses involved in their production.
Profusely illustrated with all the covers, plus rare and unseen sketches and unused concepts and ideas, The Target Book is the definitive guide to a range of books which shaped the reading habits of a generation.
Notable features Edit
- An introduction by mainstay Target author and former series writer/script editor Terrance Dicks.
- Illustrations of alternate and conceptual versions of cover art.
- Both HB and PB editions feature cover artwork by Chris Achilleos
- Also released by Telos Publishing in paperback (ISBN 1-84583-021-0) priced £19.99 (UK).
- David J. Howe's book is an extension to a series of articles that first appeared in Doctor Who Magazine.