An Introduction to Book History by David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

By David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

An creation to publication History presents a complete severe creation to the advance of the booklet and print tradition.

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the circulate from spoken notice to written texts, the arrival of print, the ebook as commodity, the facility and profile of readers, and the way forward for the ebook within the digital age.

Each part starts with a precis of the chapter’s goals and contents, via a close dialogue of the correct concerns, concluding with a precis of the bankruptcy and proposals for extra studying.

Sections include:
<UL> * the background of the ebook
* 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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