The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control

16Apr09

Något skumt hände och texten till inlägget försvann. Jag provar igen…

Ted Striphas har skrivit en bok som låter mycket intressant och relevant The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control förutom att den är ute i döda-träd format så finns den även att ladda ner som Creative Commons licensierad pdf. Författaren skriver:

…not only as a copyrighted, bound physical volume, but also as a Creative Commons-licensed electronic book.  You can download the e-edition by following the “download” link of the navigation bar, above, or by clicking here.  The file is a “zipped” .pdf of the complete contents of Late Age, minus one image, for which I was (ironically) unable to secure electronic publishing rights.

Vill inte vara petig men även den digitala versionen omfattas av upphovsrätt (annars funkar inte Creative Commons licens) men jag fattar vad han vill säga. Jag ser fram emot att läsa boken. För er som inte tycker rubriken är spännande nog och inte orkar ladda ner pdf filen för att kolla så finns lite reklamtext:

Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead.

From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah’s phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com have established new routes of traffic in and around books, and pop sensations like Harry Potter and the Oprah Book Club have inspired the kind of brand loyalty that could only make advertisers swoon. At the same time, advances in digital technology have presented the book industry with extraordinary threats and unique opportunities.



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