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By David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

ISBN-10: 0415314437

ISBN-13: 9780415314435

An creation to e-book History offers a entire severe advent to the improvement of the e-book and print tradition.

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

Each part starts off with a precis of the chapter’s goals and contents, via a close dialogue of the proper matters, concluding with a precis of the bankruptcy and recommendations for extra 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 studying
* the way forward for the e-book.
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An advent to booklet History is an excellent creation to this fascinating box of analysis, and is designed as a better half textual content to The ebook historical past Reader.

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