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The Global Book : Micropublishing, Conglomerate Production, and Digital Market Structures

Steiner, Ann LU (2017) In Publishing Research Quarterly
Abstract (Swedish)
The contemporary book business is both globalized and digitalized, whether we are talking international bestsellers or micropublished digital-only e-books. All categories of literature have been profoundly marked by technological and social change. Despite being polar opposites, large-scale media conglomerate publishing and micropublishing are discussed jointly in the article. Globalization and digitalization are used as overarching concepts and developed in terms of promoters, gatekeepers, visibility, and discoverability. The question is how the globalization and digitalization of the book market has influenced and changed literature in circulation beyond its national or linguistic areas.
Abstract
The contemporary book business is both globalized and digitalized, whether we are talking international bestsellers or micropublished digital-only e-books. All categories of literature have been profoundly marked by technological and social change. Despite being polar opposites, large-scale media conglomerate publishing and micropublishing are discussed jointly in the article. Globalization and digitalization are used as overarching concepts and developed in terms of promoters, gatekeepers, visibility, and discoverability. The question is how the globalization and digitalization of the book market has influenced and changed literature in circulation beyond its national or linguistic areas.
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Book trade, e-books, World literature, Digital publishing , Micropublishing
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Publishing Research Quarterly
pages
15 pages
publisher
Transaction Publishers
external identifiers
  • scopus:85032636715
ISSN
1053-8801
DOI
10.1007/s12109-017-9558-8
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English
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  abstract     = {The contemporary book business is both globalized and digitalized, whether we are talking international bestsellers or micropublished digital-only e-books. All categories of literature have been profoundly marked by technological and social change. Despite being polar opposites, large-scale media conglomerate publishing and micropublishing are discussed jointly in the article. Globalization and digitalization are used as overarching concepts and developed in terms of promoters, gatekeepers, visibility, and discoverability. The question is how the globalization and digitalization of the book market has influenced and changed literature in circulation beyond its national or linguistic areas.},
  author       = {Steiner, Ann},
  issn         = {1053-8801},
  keyword      = {Book trade, e-books,World literature,Digital publishing ,Micropublishing},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {15},
  publisher    = {Transaction Publishers},
  series       = {Publishing Research Quarterly},
  title        = {The Global Book : Micropublishing, Conglomerate Production, and Digital Market Structures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9558-8},
  year         = {2017},
}