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Books in the Digital Age: The Transformation of Academic and Higher Education Publishing in Britain and the United States

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The book publishing industry is going through a period of profound and turbulent change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of the book in an age preoccupied with computers and the internet? How has the book publishing industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the f ...more
Paperback, 468 pages
Published March 25th 2005 by Polity Press
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Celeste
Jan 05, 2011 Celeste rated it it was ok
It's a tome but have been selecting sections to read for my job at UT Press. Anyone in publishing should scan or pick some areas to read.
John Williams
Mar 01, 2014 John Williams rated it really liked it
This is a scholarly book primarily aimed at those with an interest in publishing. It focuses on academic publishing and the role of University Presses as well as the field of higher education publishing, ie textbooks. The book was published in 2006 but the period evaluate is from 1980 to 2004. It traces the consolidation of the publishing industry, the problems of University Presses and the influence of digital content on the way information in books is put together, published and sold. The bigg ...more
Drucilla
Feb 18, 2012 Drucilla rated it liked it
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This writing is very dense, but the first few parts are a great source for background on the publishing field. The majority of the book focuses on the academic publishing field, specifically British publishing. A few things, though: this book was last reprinted in 2008 and so it really needs updated, and, ironically, this book doesn't have an ebook.
March
Nov 07, 2009 March rated it it was amazing
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It's a very comprehensive, well argued, well substantiated account on the present and future of publishing. Anyone working in this field should have a copy. I am using it extensively for my research thesis on enhanced publications for the humanities.
Justin Gerhardstein
Mar 26, 2007 Justin Gerhardstein rated it really liked it
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This book is very dense, yet is very well written. If you want to know about the publishing industry and how it too is dominated by an oligopoly of TNC's, check this one out. I warn you though, you are reading a 450 page book about books...you need to be patient with this one.
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