An Introduction to Book History by David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

By David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

An advent to e-book History offers a accomplished severe advent to the advance of the publication and print tradition.

David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery chart the movement from spoken note to written texts, the arrival of print, the e-book as commodity, the facility and profile of readers, and the way forward for the booklet within the digital age.

Each part starts off with a precis of the chapter’s goals and contents, through a close dialogue of the proper matters, concluding with a precis of the bankruptcy and recommendations for extra analyzing.

Sections include:
<UL> * the historical past 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 e-book.
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