The Future of the Book in the Digital Age

Bill Cope (Editor), Angus Phillips (Editor)

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With contributions from some of the world's leading authorities, this publication considers the future of the book in the digital age. As more books are published than ever before, this timely publication addresses a range of critically important themes relating to the book - including the present and future for publishing, libraries, literacy and learning in the information society. In the early 1990s the printed word appeared to be facing a terminal crisis, threatened from all sides by new media and other forms of entertainment. Subsequently the book has proved to be resilient in the face of these challenges, confounding the predictions of those who saw its replacement, whilst digital technology is providing mechanisms that enhance our ability to produce and distribute printed books. New developments, such as the growth of self-publishing and print on demand, and initiatives from major players such as Amazon and Google, mean that the printed book is in the middle of great changes.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherChandos Publishing
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9781780632124
ISBN (Print)9781843342410, 9781843342403
StatePublished - Dec 31 2006


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