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By David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

ISBN-10: 0415314437

ISBN-13: 9780415314435

An advent to publication History offers a entire serious creation to the advance of the booklet and print tradition.

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the circulation from spoken be aware to written texts, the arriving of print, the ebook as commodity, the facility and profile of readers, and the way forward for the booklet within the digital age.

Each part starts with a precis of the chapter’s goals and contents, by means of a close dialogue of the suitable matters, concluding with a precis of the bankruptcy and recommendations for additional analyzing.

Sections include:
<UL> * the heritage of the publication
* orality to Literacy
* literacy to printing
* authors, authorship and authority
* printers, booksellers, publishers, brokers
* readers and interpreting
* the way forward for the booklet.
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An advent to e-book History is a fantastic creation to this intriguing box of research, and is designed as a spouse textual content to The publication heritage Reader.

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