By John B. Thompson
The booklet publishing goes via a interval of profound and turbulent switch caused partly by means of the electronic revolution. what's the function of the ebook in an age preoccupied with desktops and the net? How has the booklet publishing been reworked through the commercial and technological upheavals of contemporary years, and the way is it prone to swap sooner or later?
This is the 1st significant learn of the publication publishing in Britain and the us for greater than 20 years. Thompson makes a speciality of educational and better schooling publishing and analyses the evolution of those sectors from 1980 to the current. He exhibits that every zone is characterised through its personal precise ‘logic’ or dynamic of switch, and that via reconstructing this good judgment we will be able to comprehend the issues, demanding situations and possibilities confronted by way of publishing agencies at the present time. He additionally indicates that the electronic revolution has had, and maintains to have, a profound influence at the ebook publishing company, even supposing the true influence of this revolution has little to do with the e-book eventualities imagined through many commentators.
Books within the electronic Age turns into a typical paintings at the publishing at first of the twenty first century. will probably be of serious curiosity to scholars taking classes within the sociology of tradition, media and cultural reports, and publishing. it is going to even be of serious price to execs within the publishing undefined, educators and coverage makers, and to somebody attracted to books and their future.