By David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery

This moment variation of An creation to publication History offers a accomplished serious creation to the improvement of the booklet and print tradition. every one totally revised and up-to-date bankruptcy includes new fabric and covers contemporary advancements within the box, including:

  • The Postcolonial Book

  • Censorship via states and religions

  • Social historical past, and the popularity of underrepresentation of its price to ebook heritage studies

  • Contemporary publishing

Each part starts with a precis of the chapter’s goals and contents, by way of an in depth dialogue of the correct concerns, concluding with a precis of the bankruptcy and issues to examine. Sections include:

  • the background of the book

  • orality to Literacy

  • literacy to printing

  • authors, authorship and authority

  • printers, booksellers, publishers, agents

  • readers and reading

  • the way forward for the e-book.

An advent to e-book History is a perfect creation to this intriguing box of research, and is designed as a spouse textual content to The e-book historical past Reader.

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